Im going to give you 10 reasons why you should choose HEMP over cotton.
- IT’S BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT THAN COTTON.
Conventional cotton alone uses 25% of the world’s pesticides. Hemp is grown without a single one.
- THE PLANT THRIVES WITH MINIMAL WATER.
So even when there’s a drought, hemp will flourish – in only 4 months!
- AS FABRIC, IT’S STRONGER THAN COTTON.
Perhaps that’s why the explorer Christopher Columbus used hemp for the ropes and sails of his boat. Ships aside, we’ve been using hemp for over 20 years for exactly the same reason – its strength. When used for hemp clothing, the true beauty of the fabric is that even after many washes, it keeps its strength yet softens wash, after wash. Which means, softer times are yet to come.
- IT’S BEEN USED IN TEXTILES FOR TWO CENTURIES.
Hemp was widely used for textiles as far back as the 1820s. In fact, it counted for 80% of all textiles including fabric, clothes, linen, curtains, sheets and believe it or not, even shoes!
- IT’S HYPOALLERGENIC.
Thanks to hemp’s natural protein structure and a ability to fend off nasty bacteria, it’s comfortable for even the most sensitive of skins.
- IT’S UV RESISTANT.
Hemp can filter the suns harmful rays up to SPF 15, but it can be manipulated during manufacture to screen up to SPF 50; the maximum protection available.
- AND IT’S THERMO REGULATING TOO.
Hemp clothing, like bamboo clothing, has this really smart ability to know when you’re a bit cold or a little too warm. It’ll respond and react to what your body needs most.
- IT HELPS ENRICH FARMER’ SOIL.
Many farmers rotate their crops to get the best out of their fields. Hemp is excellent for this as it improves soil quality, loosening it and helping rid grounds of weeds.
- OIL IS A HEALTHY, NATURAL BY PRODUCT.
Hemp plant seeds can be pressed to make two kinds of oil. The first is an edible, nutty in flavour oil and the second is primarily used in richly moisturising body care products.
- HEMP IS COMPOST HEAP FRIENDLY.
So when you have something’s beyond repair you can quite literally throw it to your compost heap (if you have one). It’ll naturally break down, though I recommend tearing or cutting it into pieces to help it along.