As the premier plant fiber, True Hemp or Cannabis sativa has served mankind for thousands of years. Hemp is a versatile annual crop. Farmers plant non-GMO certified seed in the spring and harvest it in the fall using common farm equipment.
Hemp fiber is one of the strongest and most durable of all natural textile fibers. Not only is hemp strong, but it also holds its shape, stretching less than any other natural fiber. This prevents hemp garments from stretching out or becoming distorted with use.
Hemp may be known for its durability, but its comfort and style are second to none. The more hemp is used, the softer it gets. Hemp doesn't wear out, it wears in. Hemp is also naturally resistant to mold and ultraviolet light.
Due to the porous nature of the fiber, hemp is more water absorbent, and will dye and retain its color better than any fabric including cotton. This porous nature allows hemp to "breathe," so that it is cool in warm weather.
Furthermore, air which is trapped in the fibers is warmed by the body, making hemp garments naturally warm in cooler weather. Hemp is an extremely fast growing crop, producing more fiber yield per acre than any other source.
Hemp can produce 250% more fiber than cotton and 600% more fiber than flax using the same amount of land. The amount of land needed for obtaining equal yields of fiber place hemp at an advantage over other fibers.
Why wear hemp?
Breathable and insulating
Soft on the skin
Naturally moisture-wicking and odour resistant
Naturally antibacterial and antifungal