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Hemp or industrial hemp is part of the Cannabis sativa plant species and is grown for industrial uses. It was one of the first plants to be spun into usable fiber over 10,000 years ago. More recently hemp fibers have become increasing popular for hemp bjj gis.
Hemp gis are some of the strongest and durable bjj gis you can get thanks to the plants fibers. Hemp fibers are cellulosic and make among the most durable natural textile fibers. Hemp gis made from this fiber benefit from the natural bast fiber and excels in fiber length, durability, strength, absorbency, ant mildew and other anti-microbial properties.
Also, hemp is commonly blended with other fibers to aide to the extra strength.
Gi companies are out here trying to be innovative. Hemp fibers are stronger, more absorbent and more mildew-resistant than cotton. Not to mention hemp is more environmentally friendlier to grow than cotton.
Hemp makes an excellent choice for BJJ gi material. Due to the properties of hemp it naturally fights microbes, breathes well, it's 4x stronger than cotton and is environmentally friendly too.