In an earlier post I talked about how much more eco-friendly hemp is compared to a few of the most common fabric alternatives, cotton and polyester. You can read about many of the positive attributes of hemp and how cotton and polyester compare here. In this post I’m covering off on some of the inherent issues with a few other very common fabrics. We are very passionate about the virtues of hemp, how much better it is for the environment, and how choosing clothes that use hemp can be a positive step for our planet.
Hemp is growing rapidly in popularity and a big reason is because it’s so eco-friendly. While there are many great uses for hemp, we wanted to point out a few of the specifics of what makes hemp so much better for the environment than other fabrics used specifically to manufacture clothing.
Hemp fabric has been found in ancient tombs dating back to 8,000 BC. Hemp grows well without herbicides, fungicides, or pesticides. Hemp bast fibres are one of the longest natural soft fibres, meaning it’s strong & durable. Hemp fabric provides all the warmth and softness of other natural textiles and it’s superior durability makes it an ideal component of blended fabrics
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.