Master of Environmental Science and Management: Eco-Entrepreneurship Project
Eco-Entrepreneurship: The Hurd Co.
Taylor Heisley-Cook, Celine Mol, David Mun
Reducing the Impacts of the Apparel Supply Chain through Harnessing Waste from the Cannabis Industry
We collect agricultural waste, use a low-impact process to convert the waste into apparel-grade fiber, and then sell it into the apparel supply chain. Did you know over 90% of harvested biomass is thrown away? We currently work with hemp waste, and will work with other agricultural wastes. The resulting fabric is soft, drapey, and takes dyes and finishings like a dream. Best of all? It costs the same as fabrics available today.
Most importantly, The Hurd Co provides an environmentally- and socially- motivated narrative with material made from agricultural waste.