Sustainable fashion, or ‘eco fashion’, is part of a growing movement in the fashion industry where sustainability, social responsibility and responsibly sourced materials are paramount.
With our woven and knitted hemp fabrics, you can create your own sustainable fashion or, indeed, start your own eco-fashion line.
A miraculous fibre
Hemp is the most durable of the natural fibres and one might say it was a miraculous fibre. Here’s why:
Strength: Clothing made from hemp fabric is lightweight yet three times stronger than cotton, it is super absorbent, durable and long-lasting.
Resisting winds and wet weather: Hemp fabric is the best for jackets, coats and outerwear. It’s even UV and mould-resistant.
Versatility: Hemp can be blended with other fibres, offering all the qualities of pure hemp fabric alongside the qualities in the other garment. Hemp can be mixed with silk, cotton and bamboo and these mixed fabrics are becoming widely available in the growing market for sustainable fashion.
Cost-effective: Hemp is less expensive to farm because of its minimal growth requirements. Hemp is the most eco-friendly crop as it requires no pesticides and needs little water, yet it renews the soil with each growth cycle. Its long roots prevent erosion and help retain topsoil. Hemp grows readily in most temperate regions.
Environmentally friendly: Hemp farming uses very little water, does not require the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers, and is a readily renewable resource.
The growing of hemp
The use of hemp, in textiles as well as natural beauty and food products, is on the rise and this despite the issues surrounding hemp used as a drug. Slowly but surely, it is becoming more and more widely known that the commercially grown hemp plant when used in fibres, has no significant value as a recreational drug, so today hemp is grown more and more around the world, even if some countries are not as far in their acceptance as others… now, put that in your pipe and smoke it!