Michigan hemp mattress firm navigates challenging hemp fiber market

Michigan hemp mattress firm navigates challenging hemp fiber market

A Michigan company hopes to be at the forefront of industrial hemp textile and fabric adoption by marketing hemp mattresses to millennials.

However, short supply of hemp fiber for textiles and fabric is creating challenges for the company and driving up the price.

“When we went on the hunt for the ingredients to build the bed, the supply was almost zero,” said Josh Thompson, CEO of 420bed in Portage, Michigan.

“It’s really pretty incredible to me, with all the various production that goes on in various areas of the country, that hemp is not much deeper into the supply chain from a textiles standpoint than it is.”

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