Welcome to Renaissance Fiber
Renaissance Fiber (RF) is a North Carolina clean-tech manufacturer of hemp and other natural fibers with a vision to reimage the textile industry working for, and not against, nature.
RF operates the only all-America sustainable hemp fiber supply chain using a patented process that is exceptionally low in cost, Ecologically Invisible , and sequesters carbon at geologic time scales, resulting in a net positive impact on the planet to pass on to RF partners and consumers.
We purchase raw, domestic hemp fiber and process it into forms suitable for textile production. We have relationships with farmers, mechanical processors, yarn spinners and textile companies that produce brand-name garments and products. Our proprietary methods are clean, inexpensive, accessible, scalable, and developed to ecologically and environmentally invisible. They use the unique geographic and climatic advantages of the US Southeast to produce high-quality, soft, spinnable fiber with small, efficient facilities. No bleaching or oxidation is needed, essentially doing away with the inherent production of potentially toxic by-products. With this proprietary technology, we hope to help our state & region maintain leadership in global agriculture and textile production.
For Buyers of Hemp-Based Textiles
Renaissance Fiber is a North Carolina clean-tech and ag-tech company that manufactures softened hemp fiber for the textile industry using an Ecologically Invisible degumming process. We produce American grown, American processed hemp fiber as the Renaissance Fiber solution for a sustainable textile industry. We are focused on building a hemp textiles supply chain within the United States.
Buyers of hemp fiber can purchase our affordable, high quality domestic hemp fiber directly from us by reaching out on our Contact Us page. We maintain a Farm-to-Fiber Track & Trace database to facilitate traceability for our customers. We now also are brokering some coarse-count yarn (Ne 4/1 to 10/1) produced by our initial yarn spinner partner, currently as hemp-cotton (upland or pima) blends. Ask about these yarns. Fabric has already been made from this yarn by our initial network of weavers.
For Industrial Hemp Processors
We offer fair prices for raw decorticated and cleaned hemp fiber (see our specs and grading scale below). Lightly retted fiber with no mold may be acceptable on a case by case basis. Hemp is accessible to most farmers with grain crop experience, but requires coordination to ensure high quality production and maximum value. Specific machines are required for decortication. We will work with you to help locate specialized equipment. We prefer to buy fiber from Southeastern states closer to our operations (NC, SC, VA, KY and TN) and are happy to discuss options.
For Hemp Growers and Farmers
For first time growers, we recommend growing a small test plot of ½ acre or 1 acre to get a season under your belt. Please contact your local agricultural extension office for details on hemp cultivation in your area.
If you’re able to grow good fiber hemp, we would be happy to see it and connect you to our network of industrial hemp processors. If you are interested in contracting with a buyer of hemp stalk, please contact us through our Contact Us page.
Renaissance Fiber Hemp Stalk and Fiber Specs, July 2020
Renaissance Fiber is a
2019 NC IDEA SEED award winner
Renaissance Fiber is a 2021 finalist of the
Biomimicry Institute's Ray of Hope Award