H Æ N E P or hɛmp is an ancient plant. In fact, it’s one of the oldest cultivated crops on the planet. It has been in continuous use by human civilization since at least 10,000 years ago and carbon tests have actually suggested that the use of wild hɛmp dates as far back as 8000 B.C.
In England, H Æ N E P cultivation dates back to 800AD. In the 16th Century, Henry VIII encouraged farmers to plant the crop extensively to provide materials for the British Naval fleet. A steady supply of H Æ N E Pwas needed for the construction of battleships and their components.
In the 21st Century, thanks to disruptive, fibre technology innovation, H Æ N E P represents the ultimate regenerative, renewable, biodegradable, fibre, yarn & textile produced with the cleanest eco-friendly processes & minimal carbon footprint to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's) of 2015.
H Æ N E P L D N champions Regenerative farming practices & British Textiles and chooses to collaborate with specialist, innovative manufacturers and brands that appreciate a product of high quality, sustainability, and integrity that provides a unique wearing experience. It is through our exclusive collaborations that H Æ M A R K™ yarn blends become woven fabrics, knitwear, and accessories. The H Æ M A R K™ label on a garment stands for authenticity and guarantees sustainably grown fibre with direct traceability to origin.
The story of H Æ N E P is one of rediscovery with a history stretching through the centuries. H Æ N E P's heritage, authenticity, and sustainability combine to make it one of the most sought-after textile fibres of today.