Patagonia Tackles Workwear – Can hemp work harder than cotton?

Wes Siler
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Iron Forge Hemp Canvas

Named after the forge sitting in the middle of Chouinard’s old shed (yes, it’s still there), this material forms the basis of the new line. Made from 55 percent industrial hemp, 27 percent recycled polyester, and 18 percent organic cotton, the material is said to be 25 percent stronger than the cotton duck canvas that defines the ranges of Carhartt and Dickies.
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