About Hemp.Style - America's First Grown and Made in the USA Hemp Apparel Brand

Matt Sharratt, Founder

Hi!  I'm Matt, the founder of Hemp.Style.  Hemp.Style aims to lead the rebirth of the American textile industry and help America's farmers as a premier producer of fine hemp apparel, grown and made in the USA.

Hemp.Style has its genesis more than thirty years ago when I was in college at CSU, Chico and read Jack Herer’s, “The Emperor Wears No Clothes”.  The book exposed me to the incredible range of uses for cannabis and ever since then I’ve been waiting for the opportunity to get my entrepreneurial feet wet in the industrial hemp marketplace. 

When I moved to Denver, I found myself in the American epicenter of the marijuana renaissance, as Colorado led the way into legalization.  I knew it would take a few years for the industrial hemp supply chain to develop, so it wasn’t until 2016 that I seriously began to think about starting a venture and researching what market to enter.  Based on a number of factors clothing seemed like a logical entry point, so I purchased the Hemp.Style domain name, but it turned out that the supply chain still had some development to do. 

Today, the marketplace is finally reaching the point of maturity where it makes sense to enter. However, hemp farming, processing and distribution all still suffer from lack of capital and financial infrastructure, along with inconsistent supply and unproven consumer demand (at least for fiber).  To jump-start the supply chain there needs to be multiple end-use manufactures generating demand and utilizing the resulting supply.  Hemp.Style intends to be at the forefront of this group.

Unfortunately, at present China continues to be the only hemp fabric exporter and pretty much the only reliable source for raw or finished hemp products.  A limited supply is beginning to trickle in from India, Eastern Europe and Canada, but in the United States no hemp has been manufactured into yarn or fabric, other than a few experiments. 

This sucks!!  But it is about to change!  By engineering consistent purpose-designed strains of hemp and utilizing advanced production technology, America will produce a superior product at a competitive price to China.  Starting this year, Hemp.Style will be doing both design and manufacturing in Denver, with fabric made in North Carolina, from hemp grown in the USA. 

Hemp.Style will be the first made and grown in the USA, fine hemp apparel brand!