In a bid to lead a more natural lifestyle, you may have begun using ethical beauty products, switched your car for a bike, or started growing your own veggies.
But if you're looking for ways to make your whole life more sustainable, it's time to consider hemp clothing.
Not only is growing hemp better for the environment than growing other clothing fibers, clothes made from hemp are more durable and easier to care for.
And with more international brands choosing to make clothes from hemp, you won't have to sacrifice style or comfort for your sustainable wardrobe.
Here are some of the benefits of hemp clothing in more detail.
Hemp is Greener to Grow
Hemp is a fast-growing plant which chokes out weeds and is resistant to most pests. Because of its durability, hemp doesn't need chemical pesticides or herbicides to grow, making it naturally organic.
Hemp is also frost-tolerant and requires much less water than cotton, meaning it can be grown in farms across the world, even in areas hit by droughts.
And, by direct comparison, one acre of hemp will yield as much fiber as two to three acres of cotton.
Lastly, due to the way that it helps to rebuild the soil, hemp is extremely effective at sequestering carbon dioxide and increasing the amount of oxygen in the air.
Hemp Clothing is Easy to Care For
The environmental impact of clothing doesn't stop after the manufacturing process.
Thanks to its natural antimicrobial properties, hemp absorbs and releases perspiration easily, meaning that a cool wash is all it needs to keep it fresh.
And hemp never needs to be dry cleaned. So, you'll save money, and there will be fewer dry cleaning chemicals and plastic bags polluting our environment.
Clothes Made from Hemp Last Longer
Hemp fibers absorb color easily so you may notice that clothes made from hemp appear more vibrant than other clothing.
Hemp also withstands the washing process better than other fabrics. This means that the colors in hemp clothing retain their vibrancy long after other clothes would have begun to fade.
And thanks to its natural properties, hemp gets softer with each wash but is far more durable than cotton, meaning that clothes made from hemp get better with time and last a lot longer in your closet.
Hemp is Practical, Comfortable and Stylish
Gone are the days of scratchy and unfashionable clothes made from hemp.
With new manufacturing methods, even traditionally stiffer items such as jeans will feel like old favorites within an hour of first putting them on. And since washing softens the fibers, clothes made from hemp will become even more comfortable over time.
You don't even have to sacrifice style for your sustainable closet.
More and more international brands and Kickstarter campaigns are choosing hemp to make original, fashionable and highly-wearable clothing. It's official, hemp is the hottest fabric around.
With hemp clothing becoming more mainstream, customers now have the opportunity to buy clothes which are both sustainable and stylish. It's a victory for the consumer and for the planet!
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