Hemp fibres are among the most versatile natural fibres and have managed to get rid of their reputation for thick, rough fibres that they have been associated with for decades. Currently, hemp fibers can adapt to many different types of fabrics. The region where they grow determines the type of fiber and the resulting tissue. For example, the warmer and drier the area, the more robust and rough the canvas will be, while the colder regions produce thinner stems that are used for smoother, silkier fabrics. In addition, hemp is a fast-growing plant that requires very little water and no herbicide, pesticide, synthetic fertilizer or GMO seeds. In comparison, cotton requires a lot of water and takes longer to reach harvest age and produces less fibre per acre grown.