Hemp is a good raw material for textiles. Compared to most crops, hemp does not exhaust the soil, and it hardly needs fertilizer. This means less pollution of soil and waterways. Hemp is even good for bio-diversity. Hemp fibers can easily be produced naturally. Humidity or water is required for removing fibers from the hemp stalks. This can be achieved by rotting the hemp by means of dew, or by water-bathing it. Hemp is one of the fastest growing crops, and produces about two to three times more fibers than cotton. 100% hemp textile lasts nearly 3.3 times longer than cotton.