The majority of people are becoming more conscious of their shopping habits and the effects their purchases have on the environment. Hemp clothing is becoming increasing popular, not just because it is an eco-friendly choice but also because this natural fiber has so many benefits! Let have a look at why you should be wearing hemp.
Hemp fabric is resistant to mold, mildew and bacteria making it a healthier choice for clothing. It is non-irritating to the skin making it an excellent choice for those with sensitive skin. Because hemp is antibacterial, clothes stay fresher for longer. You don’t need to wash your hemp clothing every time you wear it!
- UV Protection
Too much exposure to the sun’s rays can be harmful to our health. Wearing hemp clothing can provide a natural UVF protection making it ideal for outdoor wear.
Hemp fabric is often thought to be itchy and scratchy. This isn’t true! Hemp material is actually very soft and even gets softer with each wash and wear.
- Wicking Properties
Hemp clothing keeps you dry and comfortable. Moisture and sweat are absorbed and then released.
Hemp fibers are very porous which allows air to circulate. This makes hemp fabric naturally insulative, keeping you warm in colder weather.
- Good For The Environment
Hemp requires little water to grow compared to other crops. It is naturally pest-resistant so doesn’t need harsh chemicals or herbicides. Hemp also enriches the soil it is grown in with oxygen and nitrogen and the deep roots of the plant absorb toxins and pollutants. These deep roots also prevent soil erosion. This wonder plant is an air purifier, absorbing carbon emissions from the atmosphere.
- Easy Care
Hemp clothing does not require hand washing; it is machine washable in cold to warm water with a mild detergent. It is recommended to air dry (it dries very quickly) although you can tumble dry on low heat.
Hemp fibers are long and strong. This means when they are woven together, they produce a strong and durable fabric. Some studies show that hemp outlasts cotton by 3 times! You can be sure you will have your hemp clothing in your closet for years to come.
Hemp is a natural fiber and therefore is 100 % biodegradable and compostable.
- Retains Color
Hemp material retains color better than any other fabric.
As you can see, there are many reasons you should be wearing hemp. Check out Effort’s Eco-Essentials stylish hemp fashions for men and women.