humulus lupulus

Hops are a plant with a high lignin content in their fibers, which makes them particularly resistant for their fibres.
As a waste product of the beer industry, several tons of potential resources remain unused every year. 
In this project, in consultation with hop farmers, engineers and textile designers, an attempt was made to find a method of 
to extract the hop fibers into a semi-finished product. 
The result was a felt mat with similar properties to coconut fibers. 
comparing the surface of land thats needed to produce one ton of hop fibre compared to one ton of coconut fibre (coir).
looking at the fibres through a microscope reveals their stable structure
harvesting of hop fibre stems