For almost as long as humans have dreamt of powered flight, textiles have played a pivotal role in making these dreams real. From medieval Chinese and Japanese war kites and Leonardo da Vinci’s Renaissance-era set of wings to the Wright Brothers’ first flight, people have used fabric to enable gliding and true flight for millennia. Even Icarus and Daedalus from ancient Greek myths sewed feathers and wax onto fabric.

Reducing Weight, Increasing Utility

As one of the strongest natural fibres in existence, hemp fabric is more durable than cotton of a similar weight, and it takes fewer minerals and nutrients from the soil.

Building a New Future From the Textile Industry’s Past

The world has come a long way from creating sails by hand and saturating them with oil. Fibreglass and composite textiles are the kings of transport these days, for both their weight and their strength.