Hemp fiber has many qualities including strength, durability and absorbency that make it very desirable to use in a wide range of products. Not all fibers are created equal — given their differing physical properties, bast and core fibers have different ideal end uses.
The economics of using hemp fibers in many products are a subject of ongoing debate, research and development, and business analysis. While the uses of hemp are manifold, bringing these products to market at a price that customers are willing to pay can be rather challenging. Hence, not all possible products may be readily available.