Towards a Sustainable Tomorrow
WELCOME TO OZHEMP
We are proud to acknowledge the Noongar people as the traditional owners of the lands and waters in and around Perth. Recognising their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to elders both past, present and emerging.
Industrial Hemp is the common name for a tall annual herb (Cannabis sativa) of the family Cannabinaceae, native to Asia but now widespread because of its formerly large-scale cultivation for the bast fibre (also called hemp). Industrial Hemp is tremendously versatile and a truly low-maintenance crop. It has the strongest of all of the vegetable fibres and amazingly high in production per acre. This means that less land would have to be reserved for farming and more would be available for indigenous plants and animals.
OzHemp has been instrumental in developing the market for hemp animal bedding, hemp cat litter and hempcrete construction in Australia and Asia.
HEMP IN ANIMAL CARE
Hemp is grown without insecticides or pesticides and processed without any chemical additives. Virtually dust-free, therefore much less of a chance of nasty chemical transfers, allergic reactions and respiratory problems. Hemp bedding has natural antibacterial properties preventing diseases and infections. Hemp bedding for large and small animals is healthy, safe and comfortable for animals and safe for pet owners. As a natural, hygienic bedding and nesting material, it stimulates the natural nesting behaviour of pets and is wonderfully warm.
HEMP IN CONSTRUCTION
HEMP IN HORTICULTURE
Horticultural products are made from industrial hemp fibre, completely natural and free from harmful substances and contamination. Suitable for all ‘garden’ sizes, from farmlands to balcony planters. All Hemp fibre-based horticultural products benefit from the wonderful features of hemp to supplement nutrients in the soil.