The residual waste of fibres from hemp processing is used as raw material to make the seat shell of the chair. The advantages of hemp are that it grows without artificial fertilizer or pesticides, hardly requires any water and is grown in the Netherlands. In addition, hemp is super strong and absorbs CO2. Resulting in a negative CO2 footprint for the production of the chair. So more CO2 is absorbed than is emitted.
After harvesting, the fibres are removed from the hemp and combed in the Hempflax factory. The result is a thick, natural brown mat, which is the basic material for the chair. To press the mat into the shape of the chair, the binding agent developed by Plantics is used.