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Hemp has been widely recognized for its environmental and sustainability benefits, making it an increasingly popular choice for a wide range of products, including textiles. From reducing carbon emissions to conserving water and preserving soil, the use of hemp in various industries can have a significant impact on our planet and its future. In this week’s iHemp Hour, SHEMP Yarn Company founder, Susan Barnhardt, joins us as we delve into the environmental and sustainability benefits of hemp, exploring the ways in which it can be used to promote a more sustainable future. From the production process to the end use of hemp products, we will examine the various ways in which hemp contributes to a healthier and more sustainable world. Whether you are an industry professional or simply a concerned consumer, this episode is sure to provide valuable insights into the important role that hemp can play in creating a better future for us all.

SHEMP Yarn Company is a woman-owned business that blends wool and industrial hemp to create sustainable yarn and knitwear! Whether you knit, crochet, or appreciate sustainable fashion, SHEMP has the impact to affect EVERYONE, and here’s how:

The average American throws away about 81 pounds of clothing each year, 85 percent of which end up in landfills. These textiles then break down and release about half a million tons of microplastics into the ocean each year.

That accounts for about 35 percent of all the microplastics in our marine ecosystems! That’s A LOT of pollution coming from something as simple as a white T! Because at SHEMP, we use wool and hemp, we’re able to save water, reduce greenhouse emissions, and save our marine life from pollution that can even end up in our own bodies.

Susan is a mother, grandmother, and recently, a great-grandmother, and wants to know she has done everything possible to create a better future for the next generations. It is her intention to do more than just provide our customers with the best yarn on the market — we’ll give them a cleaner planet.

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