we make fabric from cannabis waste.
We collect waste from THC/CBD oil extraction facilities, use a patented low-impact pulping technology to convert the waste into apparel-grade pulp, and then sell it into the apparel supply chain as biscose™: better viscose. Or cannabis-based viscose. You be the judge.
The resulting biscose™ fabric is soft, drapey, cost-competitive, and takes dye and finishings like a dream.
Most importantly, The Hurd Co provides an environmentally- and socially- motivated narrative to brands with material made from agricultural waste.
waste to wear.
When we reach for our favorite t-shirt, we don’t often think about how that shirt got into our closet, or really even consider what it’s made from. Turns out, it takes a lot of material to make the clothes we wear every day.
In fact, in the next 20-30 years, the apparel industry will need three times as many resources to keep up with demand.
This is not possible.
We simply don’t have the land, water, and resources to keep up.
a better way to make fabric
So, we at The Hurd Co set out to find a better way to make fabric. Instead of relying on virgin agriculture — like trees, cotton, linen, or hemp — we use post-oil-extraction waste from the hemp and marijuana plant.
We use a patented low-impact pulping technology to convert it into apparel-grade pulp, then work with brands to help them pull it through their supply chain. This means that brands can make whatever they want — and you can wear clothes you feel good about.
by the numbers: environmental benefit
By replacing raw feedstock with a waste stream, The Hurd Co reduces the carbon footprint of one average t-shirt by 1.25 kg CO2 equivalent at the sourcing phase when compared to traditional viscose. That’s a 16% reduction from traditional viscose and a 3% reduction from “sustainable” MMCs. The Hurd Co’s Biscose™ pulp will reduce threats to biodiversity, climate change, human rights, and water and soil pollution.