Founders Joseph Sobrero (left), Oliver Issa (middle) and Jonah Heath (right) launched the Bract Company on Feb. 21. | BJ Yebisu/Mustang News
Compared to cotton, hemp uses one fourth of the water, requires no pesticides and uses less dye. Hemp can produce twice the amount of fabric per square foot as cotton can. However, because it is illegal to use the fabric for industrial purposes in the United States, Bract Company’s Child Labor Free-certified factory is in China.