If you’re afraid to transition to hemp because of crunchy hippie stereotypes, you’ll be pleased to learn that today’s hemp fashion has evolved.
Years ago the mention of hemp clothing may have created visions of something akin to a burlap sack, but as production techniques have been refined and fashion designers have gotten more bold, hemp fashion is now a commonplace choice. Not only does the fabric bring about a ton of health benefits, but you may even see it start to compete with other materials in terms of price and availability.
Thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill and the ability of every state in the nation to now grow hemp legally, we’re about to start seeing a lot more of it. What exactly makes this material so great, and what does contemporary hemp fashion look like? We’re glad you asked.
The idea of your clothing actually contributing to your well-being might seem a bit weird, but it’s been shown time and time again that hemp rules when it comes to saving the planet and your body.
Clothing made from more traditional fabrics goes through a shedding process each time it is washed, contributing bits of micro-plastic into the sea. Hemp clothing is roughly 2.5 times stronger than synthetic fibers and even if it does shed a bit, it’s completely biodegradable.
Aside from looking fly, hemp material can be used in an abundance of applications where limiting the spread of bacteria is a must. Hospital items including sheets, scrubs, and even cloth furniture in waiting rooms can all be manufactured from hemp, a product that is antibacterial in nature. A wise choice for those who are allergic to latex, this plant can be utilized in a mind-blowing number of ways.
Hemp Fashion: From Hippy to Hip
If you’re afraid to transition to hemp because of crunchy hippie stereotypes, you’ll be pleased to learn that today’s hemp fashion has evolved. While arguably still in its infancy, there are many hemp apparel brands making big strides to grow the hemp clothing industry. Here are eight innovative hemp fashion brands moving the industry forward.
LA-based Seeker creates minimalistic, gender neutral clothes from richly textured organic hemp and cotton, with occasional touches of silk and cashmere.