WRITTEN BY: Ken Arp - Effort's Eco-Essentials
It is time that we all be more responsible with our shopping habits. This includes considering what material our clothing is made from and what impact it is having on our planet. By choosing hemp clothing, you will have a positive impact on our earth. But by doing so, you will also enjoy the comfort that hemp clothing brings.
What is so good about hemp clothing?
1. Temperature Regulating
Hemp fibers are very porous and weave into a fabric with excellent breathability. It wicks away moisture to keep you dry in warmer weather. It also has insulating properties that retains heat, keeping you warm in the cold.
Hemp is naturally anti-bacterial and anti-microbial. This makes hemp clothing odor resistant. You won’t need to wash your clothes as frequently saving you time and money.
3. Natural UV Protection
Hemp clothing can filter harmful UV rays, helping to protect the skin from sun damage.
4. Soft and Comfortable
Hemp clothing has often gotten a bad rap for being coarse and itchy. It is just not true! Because hemp fibers are long, it weaves into a soft, smooth fabric. And the great thing with hemp is that it gets softer with each wash.
We have all heard that the fashion industry is one of the top polluters in the world. Synthetic fabrics such as polyester and rayon do not break down and this cheap disposable clothing sits in our landfills for years. Microplastics from these clothes seep into our water systems and cause damage to all living things. Hemp, being a natural plant-based fiber, sheds no plastic. It is completely biodegradable and won’t have harmful effects on the environment when disposed of.
Hemp fibers are much stronger than any other natural fiber. Because the fibers are so long and strong, clothing does not weaken when washed and maintains its shape. Clothing made from hemp is extremely durable and long-lasting.
7. Eco-Friendly To Grow
Hemp is one of the most eco-friendly crops to grow. It does not require harmful pesticides or chemicals to grow. It does not require an abundance of water to grow. This wonder plant cleans toxins out of the soil and absorbs CO2 from our atmosphere.