Hemp Cotton Blends
Hemp, as a fabric, does not often receive due consideration due to its relation to the Cannabis Sativa plant it is obtained from. Industrial hemp is an often misunderstood crop because it shares the same plant family as marijuana.
However, hemp and marijuana are two completely different plant varieties with different uses and features.
Hemp is, in fact, one of the most sustainable fabrics one can use. The plant has numerous environmental benefits. It requires much less water than other fibre crops, namely cotton. It is also a carbon negative crop, which means it absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Industrial hemp also has a high growth rate and low land usage and is naturally resistant to pests and weeds, thus cutting out the need for pesticides and fertilisers. It is also known to reverse soil pollution and damage.
By opting for this fabric, you can play a small but significant role in protecting the Earth against further environmental damage.