World’s first store of hemp-made clothes debuts in China

Hemp fiber absorbs moisture and protects against radiation and UV rays

World’s first store selling hemp-made clothes exclusively has debuted in east China’s Zhejiang Province.

The hemp fiber, after being detoxified, excels at absorbing moisture, shielding radiation and ultraviolet rays, said Zhang Jianchun, a researcher with the General Logistics Department of the People’s Liberation Army. The fiber was worn by soldiers during the national day parade in 2009, and they liked it, said Zhang.

The store, “Han Ma Sheng Huo Guan,” which opened in Ningbo City Friday, sells hemp-made products including clothes, bath towels and sheets. “I’ll try to see if they really have special functions,” said a consumer selecting shirts in the shop.


Xinhua News Agency, 2010-01-13.


People's Liberation Army (PLA), China