The Clean Fiber Initiative was created by Earth Alive Clean Technologies to support fiber crop growers in North America, Africa, and Latin America. The goal is to develop improved, sustainable production methods for crops like hemp and cotton.

About the Clean Fiber Initiative


Cotton may be the king of the fibers, but its environmental impact is under growing scrutiny. Hemp is poised to take a prominent position as a sustainable fiber alternative – and it is already experiencing rapid growth in North America and around the world.

Hemp offers advantages over cotton: it produces more fiber per acre, requires less water to grow, and produces a more durable, breathable, versatile fiber. It’s a versatile crop that also produces valuable products like seed, oil and cannabidiol. Hemp acres have been increasing steadily in Canada, the U.S. and around the world.

Scaling up hemp production will require not just increasing acres, but also maximizing crop yield and quality. Sustainable crop nutrition will be key.

Meanwhile, there are still 30 million acres of cotton grown around the world and cotton continues to pose serious challenges, such as soil degradation, water depletion, and pesticide contamination. Cotton growers are in need of new tools and approaches that protect soil quality, while maintaining crop productivity.

Are you a hemp, cotton, or other fiber grower interested in participating in the Clean Fiber Initiative?

We are seeking growers to participate.


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Objective


Earth Alive Clean Technologies developed the Soil First Platform to put the health and fertility of soil at the center of our work. We are applying the Soil First Platform approach to fiber crops in order to:

  • Research and develop innovative tools and practices that promote the development and expansion of hemp as a high-quality, environmentally sustainable, productive alternative fiber crop for Canadian and global agriculture.
  • Explore effective methods for incorporating biological products and tools into cotton production systems to improve sustainability.
  • Promote sustainable production practices in other fiber crops such as bamboo and flax.

In 2018, we launched commercial trials in Canada that focus on sustainable hemp production. Trials will be conducted on research and commercial scales and on conventional and organic farmland. Our research will monitor crop performance across a range of factors including fiber, seed, and oil production.

Participants


2018 Participants in the Clean Fiber Initiative Located in Canada:

  • Canadian Prairies – 2 organic hemp trials, research and commercial scale
  • Ontario – 1 conventional hemp trial, research scale
  • Maritimes – 1 organic hemp trial, commercial scale
 

Participants


2018 participants in the Clean Fiber Initiative are located in Canada:

  • Canadian Prairies – 2 organic hemp trials, research and commercial scale
  • Ontario – 1 conventional hemp trial, research scale
  • Maritimes – 1 organic hemp trial, commercial scale

Contact us

To participate, or for any other questions about the initiative, here is how you can get in touch with us.

Contact information
9641 Rue Clément
Lasalle QC Canada H8R 4B4
Phone: 1-438-333-1680
Email: cleanfiber@earthalivect.com


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