Why You Should Buy Hemp Clothing for Your Everyday Wear
Many people wear hemp clothing because it’s sustainable.
At Made in Hemp, we completely support that choice, which is why we’ve worked so hard to partner with stylish hemp clothing brands. But as vital as sustainability is to the Earth’s future, it’s not the only reason to wear hemp. As one of the most durable fabrics in the world, hemp has plenty of other benefits that should make it your clothing fabric of choice.
Benefit No. 1 – Breathable and insulating
How can a material be both breathable and insulating? It sounds like a contradiction. On the one hand, we’re claiming that hemp clothing allows cool air to circulate. On the other hand, we’re also telling you that it keeps warm air in.
That’s the magic of hemp.
The fibers in hemp have a hollow structure, which gives them thermoregulating properties. These properties mean that your body’s core temperature works with the fabric, allowing air to flow as needed. All of which means you stay cool in the summer and warm during winter.
Benefit No. 2 – It’s antibacterial, antiallergen, and antifungal
Think about the bad stuff that causes illness and disease. Bacteria. Allergens. Fungus. Did you know these elements can build up on regular fabrics, making you more susceptible to infection? It’s true!
The good news? Hemp is naturally antibacterial, anti-allergen, and anti-fungal. It keeps all the bad stuff away from your body, making hemp clothing an excellent addition to a healthy lifestyle.
Benefit No. 3 – You’re helping the planet
Sustainability is a big reason why many people choose hemp clothing. But it’s worth exploring what that means in real terms.
Hemp requires 80 percent less energy than cotton to grow. That alone is a huge reason why hemp should replace cotton and similar fabrics in the clothing industry.
Hemp is also a phenomenal CO2 absorber. It’s so powerful that it absorbs four times as much CO2 as trees. A single hectare of industrial hemp can absorb 15 tonnes of CO2 per hectare from the atmosphere.
By wearing hemp clothing, you’re taking one more step towards being part of the environmental solution.
Benefit No. 4 – It’s so, so soft
Hemp has an unwarranted reputation as being a rough fabric. And we understand why. Early hemp clothing could chafe against the skin.
But that’s far from the case today.
Contrary to what many believe, modern hemp clothing is wonderfully soft. Better yet, it just gets softer over time. That doesn’t mean you must wear-in hemp clothes to make them comfortable. It starts soft and only gets luxurious.
Benefit No. 5 – Hemp is as tough as it is soft
Don’t let hemp’s soft feeling fool you. For as soft as hemp clothing is, it’s just as durable. Hemp is three times more durable than cotton and has five times the tensile strength. That means you can pull, tug, scrape, and ruffle hemp clothing without worrying about tears affecting the fabric.
Benefit No. 6 – Safety from the sun
The sun is the Earth’s life giver. It’s vital to the survival and success of our planet. But we can’t escape the fact that the sun produces harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. The more time you spend in the sun, the greater your risk of developing complications associated with sun exposure.
On the minor side of the scale, that could mean sunburn. But stay out long in the sun too often, and you increase your risk of more frightening conditions.
Hemp’s breathable qualities make it a natural UV resistor. Hemp clothing lets you enjoy the sun without worrying about the after effects.
Try Hemp Clothing Yourself
At Made in Hemp, we partner with brands that create fantastic men’s, women’s, and kid’s clothing. We also offer hemp seed and body care products that allow you to take full advantage of this incredible plant. Check out our collections online or give us a call at 02 4334 2000 if you have any questions about hemp clothing.