HEMP

HEMP

HEMP

When you hear the word hemp, the last thing you might think of is strength, tactility, structure and beauty. We first heard about hemp a few years ago being used to build Margent’s farmhouse, designed by Practice Architecture, which was principally made of hempcrete from Margent Farm's first harvest.

This is when we learnt that hemp captures carbon as it grows, absorbing it from our atmosphere and converting it to biomass. Knowing this completely changed our perspective, and when fitting out our first store, it was a no brainer to incorporate hemp that creates not only a low-carbon product, but one we can responsibly discard of if we ever had to.

When you hear the word hemp, the last thing you might think of is strength, tactility, structure and beauty. We first heard about hemp a few years ago being used to build Margent’s farmhouse, designed by Practice Architecture, which was principally made of hempcrete from Margent Farm's first harvest.

This is when we learnt that hemp captures carbon as it grows, absorbing it from our atmosphere and converting it to biomass. Knowing this completely changed our perspective, and when fitting out our first store, it was a no brainer to incorporate hemp that creates not only a low-carbon product, but one we can responsibly discard of if we ever had to.

When you hear the word hemp, the last thing you might think of is strength, tactility, structure and beauty. We first heard about hemp a few years ago being used to build Margent’s farmhouse, designed by Practice Architecture, which was principally made of hempcrete from Margent Farm's first harvest.

This is when we learnt that hemp captures carbon as it grows, absorbing it from our atmosphere and converting it to biomass. Knowing this completely changed our perspective, and when fitting out our first store, it was a no brainer to incorporate hemp that creates not only a low-carbon product, but one we can responsibly discard of if we ever had to.

MONC Hemp x Sam Scales
MONC hemp x Sam Scales

WHY HEMP?

Hemp is one of nature’s purifiers, capturing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and acts as a carbon store. Sourced in Cambridgeshire, the hemp is combined with a strong eco-binder made of waste from the sugarcane industry, ensuring strength, durability, and biodegradability.⁠

What makes hemp such an effective natural tool is that it has such a diverse range of uses - as seen inside our store. There’s been a small shift towards zero-carbon building using hemp, so it was a no brainer to use it in our new store.

WHY HEMP?

Hemp is one of nature’s purifiers, capturing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and acts as a carbon store. Sourced in Cambridgeshire, the hemp is combined with a strong eco-binder made of waste from the sugarcane industry, ensuring strength, durability, and biodegradability.⁠

What makes hemp such an effective natural tool is that it has such a diverse range of uses - as seen inside our store. There’s been a small shift towards zero-carbon building using hemp, so it was a no brainer to use it in our new store.

HOW HAVE WE INTEGRATED HEMP INTO THE STORE?

Hemp is such a multifaceted product with such diverse uses that we know we could incorporate it into our store in more ways than one.

The corrugated hemp panel adds playfulness, tactility and contrast to our scheme which is mirrored in the 100% hemp fabric curtain hanging below the main island. When sourcing a doormat we opted for 100% hemp too.

In addition to all of these elements, hemp waste is used in our mycelium podiumsas as a substrate to bind together the mycelium structure and present a concrete like product…but more on that later.

MONC Hemp

WHY DO WE USE IT?

Hemp is one of nature’s purifiers, capturing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and acts as a carbon store. Sourced in Cambridgeshire, the hemp is combined with a strong eco-binder made of waste from the sugarcane industry, ensuring strength, durability, and biodegradability.⁠

What makes hemp such an effective natural tool is that it has such a diverse range of uses - as seen inside our store. There’s been a small shift towards zero-carbon building using hemp, so it was a no brainer to use it in our new store.

HOW HAVE WE INTEGRATED HEMP INTO THE STORE

Hemp is such a multifaceted product with such diverse uses that we know we could incorporate it into our store in more ways than one.

The corrugated hemp panel adds playfulness, tactility and contrast to our scheme which is mirrored in the 100% hemp fabric curtain hanging below the main island. When sourcing a doormat we opted for 100% hemp too.

In addition to all of these elements, hemp waste is used in our mycelium podiumsas as a substrate to bind together the mycelium structure and present a concrete like product…but more on that later.

MONC Hemp

HOW HAVE WE INTEGRATED HEMP INTO THE STORE?

Hemp is such a multifaceted product with such diverse uses that we know we could incorporate it into our store in more ways than one.

The corrugated hemp panel adds playfulness, tactility and contrast to our scheme which is mirrored in the 100% hemp fabric curtain hanging below the main island. When sourcing a doormat we opted for 100% hemp too.

In addition to all of these elements, hemp waste is used in our mycelium podiumsas as a substrate to bind together the mycelium structure and present a concrete like product…but more on that later.

WHERE IS IT FROM?

Cecence, a British manufacturer typically engineering lightweight materials for racing and aerospace, have recently been working with British hemp growers Margent Farm to create brand new composite materials that are thin, light, strong, with a fudgy brown and earthy texture.

They combine British hemp with a strong eco binder made from a waste product of the sugar cane industry. They’ve figured out how to hot-press the hemp and binder at half the usual hot pressing temperature, and without using any plastic consumables such as bags and tapes along the way.

WHERE IS IT FROM?

Cecence, a British manufacturer typically engineering lightweight materials for racing and aerospace, have recently been working with British hemp growers Margent Farm to create brand new composite materials that are thin, light, strong, with a fudgy brown and earthy texture.

They combine British hemp with a strong eco binder made from a waste product of the sugar cane industry. They’ve figured out how to hot-press the hemp and binder at half the usual hot pressing temperature, and without using any plastic consumables such as bags and tapes along the way.

WHERE IS IT FROM?

Cecence, a British manufacturer typically engineering lightweight materials for racing and aerospace, have recently been working with British hemp growers Margent Farm to create brand new composite materials that are thin, light, strong, with a fudgy brown and earthy texture.

They combine British hemp with a strong eco binder made from a waste product of the sugar cane industry. They’ve figured out how to hot-press the hemp and binder at half the usual hot pressing temperature, and without using any plastic consumables such as bags and tapes along the way.

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Have a question about our hemp? Please leave a comment below and we'll get back to you.

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Have a question about our hemp? Please leave a comment below and we'll get back to you.

Thank you!