Hemp fibres are long, slender bast fibres from Cannabis. Hemp fibres are the strongest natural fibres in the world. Bast fibres are taken from the ‘phloem’ or bast surrounding the stem. Similarly to wood and different to cotton, hemp fibres contain lignin (ca 10%), which interacts with the cellulose (ca 80%) to strengthen the structure considerably. Contrary to common misconceptions, hemp fiber products can also be very soft, and they have texture similar to linen. They can be washed at high temperatures, used roughly, lasts generations, and becomes more beautiful with use.