Max Reversible Tote in black and grey by Hemp Black.
Hemp Black
Material Name: 

HEMP BLACK™/hide

Biomimicry: 

Leather

Main Input: 

Blend

Founded: 

2017

HQ: 

United States

TRL: 

4

Founder(s): 

n/a

Website: 
About the Company

Hemp Black’s parent company is Ecofibre Ltd., an Australian hemp technology company with over twenty years of experience addressing resource sustainability issues. Hemp Black uses innovative technologies to advance the non-toxic and environmentally friendly use of hemp in consumer products.

Material

HEMP BLACK™/ hide is a next-gen leather made with REPREVE® backing, Polyurethane (PU), and a hemp flower extract topcoat. Available in 120+ colors and various textures, this material can be used in applications, especially in seating and home goods.

Technology

HEMP BLACK™/ hide is made with REPREVE® backing, Polyurethane (PU), and a hemp flower extract topcoat. The REPREVE® backing is made from recycled plastic bottles. According to the company, HEMP BLACK™/ hide is produced with 90% less energy and 80% fewer solvents than current-gen synthetic leather. For every square yard of HEMP BLACK/hide, nearly 12 plastic bottles are recycled. The hemp flower extract provides antimicrobial and odor neutralizing properties to the topcoat. HEMP BLACK™/hide meets FAA flammability requirements and demonstrates no discoloration or cracks in any layer, including the topcoat, in crocking tests. The flexibility and drape can be tuned for specific product applications.

Applications

Automotive and Airline Seating, Fashion, and Accessories.

Selected Brand Partnerships

Hemp Black sells directly to consumers and other brands. The traditional Australian luxury fashion brand Oroton partnered with the next-gen leather company Hemp Black to create a range of unisex bags.

Max Reversible Tote in black and grey by Hemp Black.

Max Reversible Tote in black and grey by Hemp Black.

Crossbody made with Hemp Black by Oroton.

Crossbody made with Hemp Black by Oroton.

Tote bag made with Hemp Black by Oroton.

Tote bag made with Hemp Black by Oroton.

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