Hemp is one of the strongest natural fibres we know of, and has 3 times the tensile strength as cotton. It’s long-lasting and can be spun so finely that it can be used as hemp silk, without losing any of it’s strength. Humans have been using this fibre for it’s strength for over 10,000 years.
Hemp can be spun with a whole manner of other fabrics, such as cotton & bamboo, making it incredibly versatile. It’s also UV & mold-resistant, which makes for excellent outdoor wear. Hemp is very breathable, and provides incredible insulation, keeping you warm in winter and cool in the summer.
Traditionally, hemp has been associated with course rope because of it’s wide & popular use as rigging for ships. As a result, it’s got kind of a bad rep. As mentioned above, it’s incredibly versatile and can be spun with lots of other fabrics, providing an extremely comfortable product that only gets more comfortable which each wash. The more you wash hemp, the softer it becomes, providing you with long-lasting comfort & sustainability. The material also takes to dye much better than traditional cotton-only products, so you get a richer colour and one that will not fade, no matter how many times you wash it.
Hemp growing is very good for the environment. Hemp plants require far less water to grow (half the amount needed for a cotton plant) and do not need any pesticides or chemical fertilizers to promote growth. It grows quickly (a plant can grow to full size within 3 months) and rejuvenates the soil it’s grown in. It provides more fibre per acre than trees, and also absorbs more carbon dioxide than trees do. What’s more, the entire plant can be used; nothing is wasted. It’s stalks are used for fibre, and it’s seeds & oils are used for food supplements and animal feed. One hemp plant can produce around 3 yields per year, making it very cost-effective.
All of our packaging is either eco-friendly or bio-degradable and all of our manufactures are GOTS certified, giving you that added peace of mind when making your purchase with us.