What is Retting?

We’re entering in our first harvest season, and our farmers are experimenting with some fiber processing. 

Retting is the process of soaking the hemp stalks by completely submerging the fiber in water. The stalks soften, separate, and become workable for the next value added step in the process.

Click Here To watch a brief video on the retting process. They’re water retting Jute, though, which is in the cellulose rich bast fiber family just like industrial hemp! 

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