when four passionate people decide to overturn their fast-paced, urban, corporate lifestyles and dare to make their living based on their ecological convictions?
when four motivated, skilled and professional people apply their skills to building a boutique, family-run business to produce natural, sustainable alternatives to conventional building materials?
IS WHAT HAPPENS
A BUSINESS WHOSE VERY EXISTENCE IS GROUNDED IN A COMMITMENT TO PROACTIVELY CONTRIBUTING TO THE FUTURE OF OUR PLANET.
Inspired by the seemingly infinite green applications of hemp based products, we turned our vision of producing alternative building materials into a reality. Fully immersed in every aspect of the process, from the planting of the seed to the curing of the ECOblocks® to the construction on the building site, we have cultivated a depth of technical knowledge that matches the depth of our passion.
We are very close to achieving 100% zero-waste and zero carbon footprint in the production of our ECOblocks®. No chemical additives are used in our mix even though this lengthens the curing time.
We don’t use heating processes. Our production is emission-free.
From the very formation of our company, Cânhamor has been committed to full integration into the local community. Our motivation is to create a way of life based on contribution and collaboration with the people with whom we live and work.
We are working towards fully localising our production and supply-chain with the two-fold objective of becoming carbon negative and stimulating the local economy. By investing in the local resources and manpower, we are creating opportunities for families in sustainable living.
PARTNERING WITH FARMERS
We are also excited to be spearheading a project to offer farmers a realistic business model for a sustainable crop. By resuscitating the cultivation of hemp in Portugal, farmers have the opportunity to profit from a crop that is ecologically beneficial and will not erode the soil of their fields.
As we forge partnerships with the local agricultural community to grow the hemp that we will use to make our ECOblocks®, we hope to contribute to a revolution of the farming practice of the Alentejo region.
To find out more about our ECOblocks® and how they could work for you, or if you are a farmer and want to learn about our partnerships, click here