Industrial hemp pioneer, Panda Biotech, and scientific traceability company, Oritain, have announced a partnership to develop the world’s first fully traceable hemp fibre.
Panda Biotech will process premium, textilegrade, cottonised natural hemp fibre for industrial and consumer products. Their first facility is in Wichita Falls, Texas, and will be operational in mid 2022. Panda Biotech is developing what is believed to be the largest hemp facility in the world and investing heavily in a greener future.
This latest partnership with Oritain will see the two companies working together to create the world’s first scientifically traceable hemp fibre-from field to garment- for the global textile industry.
Hemp is an incredibly versatile material that is far less energy intensive than current fibres used and completely biodegradable. But, as with any sustainable material, the benefits can often be undermined by false claims of where and how the industrial hemp was grown, farmed, and processed.
“Thanks to the partnership with scientific traceability company, Oritain, Panda Biotech can assure their brand partners and the consumer that all the hemp fibre the company processes in Texas is authentic US hemp, grown by US farmers,” said Dixie Carter, President, Panda Biotech.
“We’re incredibly proud to not only help protect Panda Biotech’s work but to underpin it with scientific trust and integrity. Together, we can build a traceable and transparent textile hemp industry,” believes Grant Cochrane, CEO, Oritain.