Kaneh-Bosem's creation is the result of the desire to find a serious alternative to animal origin fibers and petrochemistry. The desire to offer 100% plant based yarns, respectful of the environment, animals and people. Hemp was the way to go, for the most part because of its well-known thermoregulatory properties but also because its farming doesn’t need any treatment and its crop yield is high.
Advantage of Hemp
• Antibacterial and antifungal
• Thermal and acoustic insulation
• UV filter and anti static
• Has exceptional resilience
• High absorbent capacity
Clothes made out of hemp are soft, long-lasting, don’t get distorted and are breathable.
A Better World
Even in organic farms often seen as more “kind”, it is necessary to realise that the flock is systematically vaccinated, sometimes has EID and that lambing is pushed to its limits for a better profitability. The exploitation continues and the question is « is there any other way? ». Alternatives exist, Kaneh-Bosem chose to contribute to their development.
Handcrafted in France
There are very few dyeing factories in France, where the products are still handmade and the skeins are dyed by hand. It’s in la Creuse, region proud of its river, its heritage and its tapestry, in a small family business established there since 1910, that we chose to dye our yarns Pernelle, Damya and Merlin, using techniques and recipes which are the result of three years of testing and research.