Industrial Hemp - The ancient fiber and grain crop
A Gift to Mankind
Cannabis hemp is perhaps mankinds oldest agriculturally domesticated crop, and was cultivated by the Founding Fathers of America. The fibers from the stalks were used for ropes, sails, clothing, and so much more. Today Industrial Hemp is being explored as a sustainable material to help mankind transition to a more ecologically friendly way of living.
Making it Accessible | we bring it to your door
The Transitional Supply Chain
We believe industrial hemp or similar natural materials could be grown in most of the United States. For now, we use quality imported materials to jumpstart the market. Our goal is to transition to work with local farmers and rebuild an American grown hemp industry, and our strategy is transitional.
- Today Chanvra is known as the go-to source for the best imported hemp shives and bast fibers you can buy
- always readily available almost anywhere in North America.
- Our customer base proves that there is a market for natural materials, so more farmers can grow more hemp.
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.
Aubiose: High Performance hemp hurds
Our Gold Standard Hempshives
The woody core of the hemp stem is an extremely absorbent and useful material. We sell the Aubiose brands, which are renowned for their unique level of quality, and considered the benchmark hempshive brand in the world. The Kanabat derivitave 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.
Top Applications and Products
regenerative agriculture, Agroforestry, & Permaculture
Hemp as the Gateway Crop
The Chanvra passion is to use hemp to regenerate regenerative agriculture (the farming style of our ancestors)! Hemp Agroforestry is where you grow trees and annual crops (like hemp) together. At our Hemp Agroforestry Research Center, we are planting a hemp food forest and protecting an old growth forest. We believe there are many interesting ways industrial hemp can be incorporated into a permaculture homestead. But we also encourage all of our neighbors to grow hemp, whether in a rotated monoculture, part of a larger cooperative, or a small garden for salds!