What is Hemp?
Hemp has a long history of uses including purposes for fibre, medicine, recreational drug and food. It is one of the oldest industries on the planet, going back more than 10,000 years.
Why we love:
- Biodegradable, compostable and recyclable.
- Thermodynamic, keeps you warm when it is cool and cool when it is hot. The hollow shafts mean it is breathable but also insulating.
- It is the world’s only naturally UV resistant fabric.
- Hemp fabric is extremely durable and hard wearing.
- Hemp uses less than 1/3 of the water it takes to grow cotton.
- Hemp is considered a good alternating crop, it helps regenerate the soil which is often ‘starved’ after growing crops like cotton and corn.
Over 500 natural compounds are identified within hemp. This complex make-up means it has the potential to exhibit antibacterial activity. THC in hemp fibres help repel most bugs and fungi including dust mites – a proven cause of asthma and other allergies. As well as, small bacteria than may cause skin irritations and allergies. CBD in a non-intoxicating component of hemp, which according to scientists and dermatologist helps close the skin, thereby aiding protection from hostile oxygen molecules that cause aging and irritations.
Find out where we source our hemp fabric.