Life-Cycle of Hemp Bags & Backpacks

Life Cycle of Hemp Bag
Life Cycle of an authentic Hemp Bag which is manufactured efficiently and used responsibly. 
Day 0 – Day 150: Wildly Grown Cannabis / Hemp

The life cycle of a Hemp Bag starts with the germination of the hemp/cannabis seed in the foothill of the Himalayas in Nepal. It takes around 3-4 months for the plant to grow fully and be ready for harvest. Local villagers harvest and collect these plants. Using traditional methods, stalks are retted in river streams and fibers are separated from the hemp stalks.

Day 151 – Day 210: Yarn to Fabric Making 

Thereafter hemp fibers are twisted into yarns using basic chakras by the villagers. These 100% hemp yarns are then woven into the fabric with handlooms by traditional craftspeople. Hemp fabric is washed thoroughly before use.

Day 211- Day 300: Hemp Bag Designing & Making

Hemp fabric makes an appropriate raw material for making bags that are not only durable but also beautiful. Hemp fabric can be made into bags & backpacks for everyday, school, office, home, and leisure use.  The fabric can be repurposed several times, hence making it truly sustainable.  In our small-batch manufacturing,  all waste generated during bag making process is either repurposed or recycled. 

Day 300 onwards: Hemp Bag is Ready to Use 

A small supply chain ensures that the finished bag reaches customers fast, without adding too much carbon footprint to it. For responsible usage, we encourage our customers to store in the cotton bag when not in use, wash it if it gets dirty, repair it in case of any unfortunate wear-tear and repurpose it if it has outgrown the need. 

End of Bag Life 

As with everything else, the bag will also become old, might outgrow need, and come to the end of its life. But still, its different functional parts like hemp fabric, padding, and metal fitting are still reusable or can be repurposed.  This handmade hemp fabric and the fiber it’s made of are so durable that it will really take decades before it is absolutely unusable and even at that stage it will make an excellent fertilizer for our gardens. 

In Conclusion,

The life span of a hemp bag & backpack is exponential compared to the time it takes for the hemp plant to grow and the bag to be recycled or disintegrated. Hemp Fabric, which constitutes the majority of raw material in any bag is super durable and strong and can be repurposed several times into recycled fabric, hemp wool, and hemp paper. Even when it fully disintegrates into its last form, it makes an excellent fertilizer for our gardens and completes the full cycle of nature.

In its life cycle hemp bag helps all its stakeholders achieve 8 of 17 UN’s Sustainable Developmental Goals (SDGs).

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