Hemp Clothing – The Future of Fashion

Fashion industry experts have been touting industrial hemp as a tough contender in the fashion trend as there is a drastic change in technology and fashion evolution. Hemp can be used as a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to various materials used in common manufacturing processes.

Hemp clothing is not an entirely recent innovation:

Hemp clothing had been in the use for textiles since 8, 000 BC in Ancient China. The fiber produced from the plant has been used to fabricate different products including a hemp jeans, T- Shirts, skin care products, bags, canvas and paper.

Hemp was used extensively in the textile industry until the 1920s. Compared to other popular crops used for textiles, hemp can be harvested in just a matter of 120 days. Today, it is grown in various parts of the world, including China, Russia, Canada and European countries.

Benefits of Hemp Clothing

Although hemp is lightweight, its fibers are known for their strength and durability. On top of that, hemp fibers are highly absorbent. Hemp is also suited for outdoor wear because it is both resistant to the sun’s harmful UV rays and to molds. Hemp can be also be blended with other textiles, thus expanding the number of ways it can be used.

Traditionally, hemp fabric is processed and manufactured by using chemicals. However, new technologies have been introduced which utilize enzymes instead of chemicals.

Why hemp clothes make sense?

There are various advantages of Hemp clothing as they provide comfort and durability. They offer various benefits for the economic and environmental sustainability of our planet.

  • Hemp clothing has health benefits.
  • Hemp clothing holds up to repeated washings and never needs dry cleaning.
  • Hemp clothing is naturally anti-microbial.
  • Hemp fabric gets softer, the more it’s washed and worn.
  • Hemp clothing absorbs and releases perspiration quickly and breathes well.
  • Hemp clothing absorbs dye easily and retains color well.

Growing demand for hemp clothing

The fashion industry estimates that the hemp clothing becomes more mainstream; customers can choose it for health, environmental and aesthetic reasons. It’s a win-win for consumers and for the Earth!

How to care for your hemp clothing?

Hemp clothing is easy to care for and tolerates hot water temperatures well. (Wash cold to reduce impacts on the environment.) If your hemp garment has been pre-shrunk as has Sympatico’s, a hot dryer will not harm it. Hemp clothing can be air dried quickly. If you get a filth strains on your hemp clothes, put some laundry soap on the spot and let it sit for a few minutes before washing. That is usually sufficient to remove the spot. Hemp doesn’t need dry cleaning.

Apurva Thakur

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