Industrial hemp typically found in the northern hemisphere, is one of the fastest growing plants being used in the textiles industry. It was one of the first plants to be spun into usable fiber 10,000 years ago.
In the Himalayan Asia lies the largest state of Nepal. Its capital Kathmandu is the largest supplier of hemp products one of them being Kathmandu ‘hemp belts’ that are made from hemp fiber. The belts are made by the urban and rural women of the country in beautiful designs, colors, patterns, shapes and sizes. After harvesting the hemp, the villagers shred the leaves and soak the stems in water for up to 20 days. When they are tender the bark is separated from the rest of the plant, smoked above a fire and boiled in ash water. Thin strips are then removed from the bark by hand and left to dry after which the Kathmandu hemp belts are woven from. The buckles sometimes other accessories are then added to the belt. Historically the Kathmandu hemp belts are classic standing the test of time, size adjustable and there is no need to punch holes in them. The belts are made by hand and thus may slightly vary either in width or color which makes every belt unique.
Hemp belts are a great addition to your wardrobe and are perfect for hiking, travel and style. At Invegrow we will be stocking unique hemp belts from Hemporium in South Africa. The belts are reversible 100% hemp with a self release buckle embellished with a hemp leaf print and the Hemporium logo.
Colours Available: Red & Black