Kannaway now distributes hemp clothing and accessories from Hempy’s in its online store. What makes hemp a superior choice in fabric for clothing? It is durable and long lasting while retaining comfort. And because it is grown free of chemicals, it is the healthy and environmentally conscious material for everyday clothing.
Here are a few more reasons to choose hemp clothing and accessories from Hempy’s and Kannaway.
Hemp stalks can be processed to create an all-natural fiber for clothing, canvas, rope, and more. But why is hemp more sustainable for use in clothing?
Like hemp, cotton is a natural fiber, but growing it accounts for a significant portion (perhaps up to 25%) of the pesticides and insecticides sprayed on the world’s crops. Additionally, cotton takes extremely high quantities of water and only produces once per growing season.
Hemp, on the other hand, can be grown chemical free, keeping contaminants out of the local ecosystem and out of the final hemp products. Hemp can be sown close together and takes much less water than cotton. In some regions, hemp can be grown twice or more per growing season, further increasing its sustainability.
Comfortable and Durable
Hemp clothing also features a number of advantages for the wearer as well. Hemp fabric has a soft feel and stands up to extensive wear due to hemp’s long, strong fiber structure adding durability.
Hemp clothing is so durable that it tends to last for a long time, making it well suited to classic and versatile styles( like shirts, vests, and jeans) suitable for years of wear. Hemp fabric stands up well to repeated washings, growing softer and more comfortable over time.
Besides being strong, the material is mold-, mildew-, and microbe-resistant, making it nearly indestructible with normal use. Hemp clothing is also very breathable and has excellent insulation properties, keeping the wearer warm in cooler weather and cool in the summer. Those who spend long hours outdoors will appreciate that hemp fabric is UV resistant.
Because of natural processing techniques, hemp clothing is perfect for people with chemical sensitivities. The natural color of hemp easily accepts sustainable dyes and can also be bleached without harsh chemicals.
Of course, nothing lasts forever. When hemp clothing is no longer wearable it can biodegrade completely, leading to a minimal ecological footprint over the whole life of each garment.
Hemp for the Future
Hemp is a win-win for Kannaway consumers, as well as for the environment. It’s sustainability and unrivaled durability mean you can proudly wear your hemp clothing for years to come, knowing that you are helping to protect the environment.