Hemp is one of the most ecologically friendly sources of fabric in the world. It grows well without herbicides, fungicides or pesticides. Hemp has a deep root system that helps to prevent soil erosion, removes toxins, provides a disease break, and aerates the soil to the benefit of future crops.
Hemp fibre is one of the strongest and most durable natural textile fibres. Not only is it strong, but it also holds its shape, having one of the lowest percent elongation of any natural fibre. As a result, hemp clothing lasts 3-4 times longer then cotton alone.
Hemp outperforms other fabrics in a variety of other ways, too. It has the best ratio of heat capacity of all fibres, giving it superior insulation properties – it helps keep you cool in heat & warm in cold. Hemp is resistant to mildew & bacteria, and is highly regarded for its UV protection as well. Hemp is more absorbent to dyes, and less prone to fading. Hemps superior performance properties make it a perfect partner in blending hemp/organic cotton fabrics.
There is a long time fallacy associating industrial hemp with marijuana. Hemp and marijuana are different subspecies of the same plant species, Cannabis sativa L, just as Chihuahuas and Wolves are different subspecies of Canis lupus. Armed with the truth, you will never be tempted to smoke one of our shirts.
At Effort’s Eco-Essentials, we have worked for years to develop the ideal blends of hemp and organic cotton to provide the very best in comfort, style and durability. We have a wide selection of hemp-organic cotton clothing for men and women at very reasonable prices and we ship to anywhere in Canada & the United States.
Feel free to call us at 416-291-8601 or toll free at (866) 391-8601 to place an order or if you would like a service representative to answer any.