What if we told you that you could wear clothing made from Cannabis?
Oh yes, you can! But this isn’t new, Hemp fabric has been discovered in some of the oldest surviving artifacts, wrapped around royalty and commoners alike. Hemp aka Cannabis Sativa L. is said to be one of the earliest cultivated plants and is now making a fashion come back that is set to make all the difference to your wardrobe and the environment!
Let’s find out why?
Hemp is a carbon warrior
Global warming is real and what is even more real, is the carbon contribution of the fashion industry to this effect. Current fast fashion trends translate into rapid production and disposal of clothing, increasing the carbon footprint. Switching to Hemp clothing would mean planting more Hemp- Hemp plants help the process of CO2 absorption from the atmosphere at a faster pace as compared to other trees.
Helps save water
Crops that provide us with clothing fabric such as cotton require heavy irrigation, which is depleting our limited freshwater resources. According to a study conducted by collective evolution, hemp requires a lot less water to grow as compared to cotton. So, switching to hemp clothing will save a good amount of water.
The soil loves hemp!
Hemp can grow easily in most soil types, it doesn’t deplete soil properties and can restore vital nutrients back to the soil. For example, farmers can regrow hemp on the same soil as well as plant hemp as a crop rotation process. Hemp cultivate does not require chemical fertilizers as leaf shedding provides the soil with adequate fertilization or pesticides as it is naturally pest resistant.
Reduces water pollution
As said earlier, there is minimal use of agro-chemicals which eliminates topsoil erosion caused due to logging. This would also lower the risk of pollution of water bodies such as rivers, lakes, streams etc.
Hemp requires less land
The land required to cultivate hemp is much lesser, almost half the area required to grow cotton. Also, hemp can produce three times more fibre than cotton in the same land. Briefly, hemp cultivation and production would not put undue stress on our planet.
Antimicrobial and Durable
Hemp fabric is active against microbes in nature, this makes your clothes stay clean for a longer period and prevents it from developing odour causing bacteria.
Due to its antimicrobial property, hemp is much stronger and more durable than most natural textile fibres. Unlike garments made from other material, which become distorted with multiple uses, hemp clothing holds its shape and lasts much longer!
Hemp fabric softens with time
Clothing made from Hemp fabric is incredibly comfortable and stylish to wear. What’s fascinating about this fabric is that it gets softer with every wash. Why buy clothing that wears out when you can have fashion that wears in?
It is Biodegradable
While every product has an expiry date, not every product goes away forever, case in point being the numerous landfills that we leave behind. What comes from the soil returns to the soil because Hemp clothing is biodegradable.
By choosing Hemp, you make the right choice for yourself and the planet!