Experts at the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, have prepared a jeans pant in which locally grown industrial hemp (Cannabis plant) has been used.
Fiber, taken from industrial hemp, has been proportionally added in a thread which was used in the making of jeans.
The experts from the Department of Fibre and Textile Technology of Faisalabad’s Agriculture University have prepared the thread with a mixture of cotton and hemp in their laboratory.
However, the jeans is already being prepared and worn out worldwide. According to BBC Urdu, even in Pakistan, some industries have remained involved in making such jeans for exporting purpose but the hemp, they are using, is imported and too much costly.
On the contrary, the varsity’s experts are using locally grown hemp which is believed to be a good news for Pakistan’s clothing industry and economy.
Chairman of the Department of Fibre and Textile Technology, Dr Asad Farooq, has told BBC Urdu that Hemp has a value of billion dollars industrially and has an increasing demand by which Pakistan can make profit in export sector.
It is interesting to note that in September, 2020, Pakistan approved the first licence for industrial and medical use of hemp.