At ‘The Hemp Co.’ every Backpack is handmade, completely unique and one-of-a-kind.
Made from 100% Himalayan Hemp sourced from the mountainous regions of Nepal.
Our bags are handmade in our workshops in Kathmandu and Pokhara with the highest quality of product ensured by our workers fair and decent pay and conditions.
Made from Hemp and a Hemp/Cotton blend, our materials are free from any toxic chemicals, Eco Friendly and completely biodegradable.
Hemp fibre is one of the strongest and most durable of all natural textile fibre. Products made from hemp will outlast their competition by many years. Not only is hemp strong, but it also holds its shape, stretching less than any other natural fibre. This prevents our bags from stretching out or becoming distorted with use.
Hemp may be known for its strength and durability, but its comfort and style are second to none. The more hemp is used, the softer it gets. Hemp doesn't wear out, it wears in. It is also naturally resistant to mould and ultraviolet light.
At ‘The Hemp Co.’ we are dedicated to bringing hemp back to the mainstream and utilising a now shockingly under-utilised material that has existed for thousand of years.
What is Hemp?Hemp is a vegetable fibre, making it biodegradable and highly renewable. It doesn’t require pesticides, herbicides or fungicides to grow, and per acre it can produce 250% more yield than cotton and 600% more than flax (which is used to make linen). It grows in just 12-14 weeks, and can grow in a huge range of climates, whilst also breathing in four times as much CO2 as trees, controlling erosion of topsoil and replenishing soil with nutrients and nitrogen. When used to create fabric hemp consumes far less energy and water than cotton during processing, and the resulting fabric is durable and breathable while being naturally resistant to mould, bacteria and ultraviolet light, so it looks after you as you wear it.