In a time when society becomes more in tune with climate change and eager move towards a greener future, hemp seems to be the eco-friendly alternative to replace products that are harmful to the environment such as; plastics, fossil fuels, paper and more. Hemp is a highly efficient plant for fibre production, yielding three times more fibre per acre than cotton. It also requires less than half the amount of water than cotton does, and it does not require the use of pesticides and herbicides. We also love that hemp agriculture is regenerative, meaning its production returns nutrients back into the soil for the next harvest.
In addition to being a planet friendly option for industrial products, here are six benefits to owning hemp clothing.
Hemp fibres offer natural protection from the sun’s rays with their anti-ultraviolet properties. Wearing a long sleeve hemp shirt helps reduce sunscreen needed on a hot summer’s day.
Breathable and Insulating
Hemp fabric is also breathable, meaning you’ll be able to enjoy a hot summer’s day comfortably. They also double down with insulating properties to keep you warm when the season changes.
Hemp fibres have also been found to have both antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. This means that hemp clothing does not hold odour so it can be worn longer before washing. This is a feature celebrate when wearing hemp all day long!
Hemp is the strongest natural plant fibre. Its anti-abrasive properties allow hemp garments to last longer, reducing the amount of landfill waste caused by the fashion industry.
Softer over Time
Hemp wears in, not out, becoming softer with each wear and wash. This means your favourite hemp tee will maintain its color and quality over time.
Hemp fibres are also biodegradable! By choosing to buy hemp, you will gain confidence knowing that your old hemp garments aren’t just sitting in a landfill somewhere.
The Liberty Clothing High Line collection features hemp and organic cotton and is inspired by our mission to create high quality sustainable fashion for our community to love and enjoy.
Shop the High Line here.