Article by Riya Vashiraphiphob, Cannabis Life Network
In the world of fashion, hemp is praised for its outstanding qualities. Although it is needless to say that a lot of us haven’t made that shift in our own personal wardrobes just as yet. Why? Well, the top three reasons are based on affordability, accessibility and style. Our list here intends to pave way for a new outlook on hemp fashion. Here are 7 stylish and affordable global clothing brands made from hemp.
The Miracle Fibre
Hemp is an eco-friendly crop. It requires no pesticides and needs little water, yet it renews the soil with each growth cycle. Its long roots prevent erosion and help retain topsoil. Hemp also grows readily in most temperate regions. (1) It is definitely less expensive to farm due to its low maintenance growth requirement.
The fabric quality of hemp also transcends cotton on multiple levels. Firstly, it is lightweight and absorbent, with three times the tensile strength of cotton. It is also durable under different weather conditions as it is often championed for it’s UV and mould-resistant properties. (2) Furthermore, it also keeps you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer due to its optimal breathability. Lastly, it has a longer ‘shelf’ life as colours absorb better on the fibre and it is more wash resistant. So for those of you are compulsive laundry do-er’s, your hemp outfits will stand a longer change in your wardrobe.
“Sustainability has been part of our DNA since we started out in 1995 – which, naturally, includes our yarns. Their traceable origins, low impact, quality feel, and ability to last as well as become more beautiful with use, are what make our collections so very special.”
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Hemp Clothing Brand- Recreator
“Recreator was founded with the intention of maximizing the beneficial effects of industrial hemp on the globe by featuring hemp fiber in our apparel line. Since 2012, our vision has remained true to cultivating key relationships in the hemp fiber supply chain in the United States and abroad. Prohibition of Cannabis by the 1937 Marijuana Tax Act decimated a once flourishing hemp textile industry in America. Since that time, limited hemp farming and production have occurred on U.S. soil. With the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill, hemp pilot projects have catalyzed R&D in the hemp textile industry. We ensure that the hemp we source from the international market is produced with sound ecological principles, while we work with U.S. farmers and processors to develop new methods to grow and mill hemp fabrics stateside–from Seed to Stitch.”
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“As a student at Central Washington University, Robert Jungmann camped in the Pacific Northwest woods and saw firsthand the damage caused by clear cutting. In the classroom, he learned that industrial hemp could combat deforestation. From that awareness, Rob asked himself, how could he bring hemp to everybody? It had to be simple and personal, something that everyone needs – a tee.”
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“Because as a brand we choose to be better to animals. And better for the environment. While making a product that is better for humans. Hypo allergenic, longer lasting, and absolutely good looking.”
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Nomads Hemp Wear
“For the past 19 years, Nomads Hemp Wear have created durable, comfortable, yet still extremely stylish eco-fashion: organic and fair-trade clothes for men and women out of the best Gaia-loving sustainable fabrics the planet has to offer. Festival friendly, fair-trade clothing for men and women in bamboo, organic cotton, soy and our own specially fabricated hemp blends that reflect our love for the earth tempered with an urban sensibility. We are proud to offer clothing to be worn from the chicken coop, to your space suit. Taking hemp from hippy to hip one shirt at a time.” Are you in?
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