by HempLove co-founder, Loré Botha
Hemp is superior to cotton as natural fibre alternative because of three main reasons;
It requires half the amount of land to cultivate hemp vs cotton. Hemp remediates the soil and uses 10 times less water than a cotton crop. But despite the obvious ecological reasons why hemp is an incredible textile, we’ve dug a little deeper to explain what you can expect from a hemp garment.
The first Levis jeans were made from hemp , due to it’sdurability and wide availability. Since thenhemp started to die out and countries banned this innocent and multipurpose crop. A few decades later and this promising crop is making a comeback in a fashion industry where the focus is on slower, quality products that are ethically sourced.
Hemp fabric has many different characteristics that make it unique and adaptable to various climates.
- Breathable and airy
We mean it, it feels light and comfortable. You can go out in style, confident that you will be comfortable while looking stylish and elegant.
- UV protective
Hemp has UV protectant properties, to you can be assured that when you spend a day out in the summer sun, your long sleeve shirt or dress will keep you protected from the sunny rays.
Hemp has been used for centuries, because of it is such a durable textile. You can be certain that your hemp garment will last you a few years, which is so much better than buying a cheap fast fashion item that can’t be worn after five washes.
We know the frustration of sweaty armpits while wearing a nice white collar shirt. Luckily hemp is an incredible textile that is more absorbent than most other textiles, so you don’t have to face any embarrassing sweety marks whilst wearing a classical linen outfit.