Hemp - The ancient fiber and grain crop
Hemp: A Gift to Humanity
Humanity could never have survived without hemp; it is perhaps mankinds oldest agriculturally domesticated crop. It produced nutritious, life-giving grain, as well as multi purpose fibers, which were used for ropes, sails, clothing, and so much more. Now, in the 21st century, we, also, will need hemp to survive.
Hemp Products and Materials We Make and Sell
Hemp Fiber Matting
Our Chanvra Carpet hemp mats are a nonwoven material made from the bast fibers- or outer layer- of the hemp stem. This amazing product could be the most versatile material on the planet. This fully natural, minimally processed product can be formed into nearly anything; and is growing in popularity in many industries. Our nonwovens are fully customizable, and we are happy to produce custom orders and cuts to meet your specification.
Chanvra Core: High Performance hemp hurds
Our Gold Standard Hempshives
The woody core of the hemp stem is an extremely absorbent and useful material. Our Chanvra Core brand is renowned for its unique level of quality and is considered the benchmark hempshive brand in North America. Chanvra Core is specifically designed for the construction industry, and has been featured in numerous high profile eco-construction projects in North America. Our hempshives are used as a vegetal aggregate to make a lightweight, insulative concrete called Hempcrete, or HempLime. These hempshives are also extremely popular for pet and animal care, and there are no doubt a number of other applications awaiting this high performance material.
The Hemp Import and Distribution experts
The Transitional Supply Chain
With 30+ years in the transportation industry, our team is perfectly equipped to help move the wheels of the hemp and biomaterials industry. We have handled hundreds of hemp imports and have established, streamlined transportation solutions. As hemp begins to be cultivated in North America, we are perfectly positioned to help connect growers, processors, and buyers. Get in touch to see how we can work together,
Hemp: The Gateway Crop for Ecological Regneration
Our Commitment to Regenerative Agriculture
The Chanvra passion is to use hemp to regenerate regenerative agriculture (the farming style of our ancestors)! Hemp Agroforestry is the most aggressively regenerative model of agriculture on the planet. Agroforestry is where you grow trees and annual crops together. Our Hemp Agroforestry Research Center is a proving ground for the amazing future we can create by combining hemp farming with the agroforestry traditions of our ancestors. The goal is to leave behind old growth food forests. But we start by growing hemp. We are working with farmers across the US Midwest and the world to plant and process tens of thousands of acres of industrial hemp. Developing markets for these hemp materials is what makes our dream of Hemp Agroforestry possible!
Growing hemp can lead us to paradise if we do so properly. It is not something to abuse, and hemp must eventually give way to other perennial forms of food from trees. In the old days, mankind did not grow crops, but instead harvested acorns and chestnuts to make bread. This is in fact a much more sustainable way of life, since it does not require tilling of the soil or cause erosion. Somewhere along the way, we lost our connection with nature; probably from a crisis that forced us to develop conventional agriculture. But intensive agriculture creates deserts; it has done so in the middle east and it will eventually do the same in North America if something does not change.
With Hemp Agroforestry, we are not only growing hemp, but planting an old growth food forest!