Renaissance Fiber Begins Hemp Processing Operations in Yadkinville, NC

 

Yadkinville, NC - July 2, 2018 -  Renaissance Fiber LLC, a limited liability corporation in North Carolina processing hemp fiber for textiles, has begun operations in Yadkinville, NC. The company was formed in February, 2018 as a consequence of the founder’s 2017 participation in the North Carolina Industrial Hemp Pilot Program, with guidance from the NC Industrial Hemp Commission (NCIHC).

 

Loosening of federal restrictions on cultivation of cannabis has enabled market-focused research into industrial hemp in North Carolina. Results capitalizing on the first year of hemp growth (in 2017) permitted Renaissance Fiber to be the first producer of industrial hemp for textiles in the state. Renaissance Fiber’s methods (patents pending) are clean, inexpensive, and suitable for small and large scale production, which the company hopes will enable fast growth across the Southeast. The installation of facilities at the  Yadkinville site  will serve as the model for future operations  currently in the planning phase. But it’s the proximity of farmers to textile producers which makes all the difference. “Textiles still have a big presence in our state and region. There’s a reason for that. Hemp used to be a big part of it and it might actually happen again”, said Michael Long, the company’s founder. “There’s also a ton of new skills that can be applied to this one plant which were never available when the plant was last legally available.”

 

About Renaissance Fiber

Renaissance Fiber manufactures hemp fiber for the textile industry using North American grown hemp and an environmentally clean process. The company was established in 2018 as a scaled source for  hemp fiber in an economically feasible and ecologically invisible manner. Renaissance Fiber is currently developing materials capable of blending with cotton, polyester, wool and other common fibers in the industry. The company was a recipient of the North Carolina NCIDEA Seed Grant award and is privately held. For more information, please visit: www.renaissance-fiber.com, or contact media@renaissance-fiber.com.

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