The “deck” of the skateboard—the main part that the rider stands on—is made from hemp. Rolkaz uses an industrial-grade variety of the fast-growing plant that is grown and processed in Europe. Other materials in the skateboards include flax fiber and bamboo. Skateboards are usually manufactured using non-renewable materials such as aluminum and polyurethane.
The boards come in a standard 28-inch ‘Drifter’ board, which sells for $195, as well as a smaller, 24-inch ‘Mala’ board for about $175. The company aims to raise £19,397 (USD25,000) on a Kickstarter campaign launched earlier this month to fund production.