In a recent blog, I wrote a bit about the history of hemp (read it here https://www.eco-essentials.com/blogs/hemp-is-making-a-comeback/). Because it was used in the past to make rope and sails, I think people still believe it to be a hard and course fabric, much like a rough burlap sack. And let’s be real! If it’s not comfortable who wants to wear it! Although hemp is still a fabulous option to make these industrial items, it is becoming widely recognized as a sustainable fabric to create comfortable, fashionable clothing. It has been compared to linen but unlike the later, it doesn’t shrink and does not lose its shape.
Hemp clothing also becomes softer with each wash. Because hemp fibers are long and tightly woven, the fabric is very durable meaning your clothes will last longer. My go-to eco-friendly clothing provider, Effort’s Eco-Essentials, has many options when it comes to hemp fabric. They have fleece, terry and my favourite, jersey. Check them out at https://www.eco-essentials.com/fabrics/.
Another reason hemp clothing is so comfortable to wear is its ability to adapt to your body’s temperature. It has insulating properties to keep you warm in the winter and its breathability keeps you cool in the summer. Being anti-microbial, hemp clothing is resistant to odour, not only making you more comfortable but you won’t have to wash your clothes as often! Because it is hypoallergenic, it is the ideal choice for people with sensitive skin. Hemp fabric is also very absorbent, a great option for active people.
I find that fewer people are shopping for fast fashion these days. With more and more options becoming readily available to those of us looking to live a more eco-friendly life, it is easy to find a style that is yours. I love the basics that Effort’s Eco-Essentials offers. I can mix and match quality items, keeping my wardrobe interesting.
In summary, this is why hemp clothing is so comfortable to wear:
1. Soft; becomes even softer with each wash
2. Different types of material to choose from; pick your favourite!
3. Adapts to your body temperature; breathable but also insulating
4. Anti-microbial; resistant to odour
5. Hypo-allergenic; great for those with sensitive skin
6. Keeps its shape; no stretching out
As you can see, there are many reasons to incorporate hemp clothing into your closet. To view the full line of hemp clothing from Effort’s Eco-Essentials click here.
Efforts Eco Essentials has a wide variety of hemp and bamboo clothing styles to choose from for both men and women at very reasonable prices. They also have the fabrics for sale as well, and they will ship anywhere in North America.
For more information you can contact them directly;