You no longer have to worry about hemp clothing being boring and rough because it is now fast becoming one of the top eco materials and is being styled into fashionable modern clothing available in a vast array of colours and textures.
But why would we want to wear hemp clothing? Well some would say the benefits of clothes made from hemp far out-weigh commercial cotton clothing, and I would have to agree. First of all, hemp material is a natural plant-based material that has not been exposed to harsh chemicals and pesticides, making it a suitable choice for your health and those with sensitive skin. Commercial cotton is one of the most heavily chemically treated crops in the world and chemical residues are absorbed by our skin when we wear it. Secondly, it is a very economical product because it is very easy to grow, can be sown several times per year and requires less water and no chemicals. Thirdly, clothes made from hemp are very durable because the material is strong. It also reduces perspiration because, as a natural material, is it more breathable than synthetic fabrics. And lastly, hemp clothing is more resistant to molds as it has anti-bacterial properties and is also good for protection against UV rays. So as you can see, hemp clothing is wonderful for both your health and the environment.
The idea of hemp usually makes us think of the more known cannabis, but you don’t need to worry whether your clothing will have any properties of the drug. Commercial hemp plants which are used for the production of fabrics are made from low THC hemp plants. These plants do not allow any physical or psychological effects because the only contain minute amounts of THC which is the psychoactive drug.
So how is a like the leafy hemp plant made into clothing? First of all the pectin which holds the hemp fibres together needs to be dissolved so the plant stalks are soaked in water. This allows the fibres to separate and then they are processed and woven into yarn. Modern techniques now also allow for the hemp fibres to be blended with natural bamboo and organic cotton. This provides further soft and luxurious textures and fabrics to make more variations of clothing.
Without a doubt hemp clothing is the best choice for your heath and the environment. Not only is hemp made into clothes, but there is a fantastic and expanding range of hemp products such as linen, bags, shower curtains,shoes and yoga mats. Hemp clothes are available for men, women and children too. So when you choose hemp clothing next time you are shopping for clothes, not only will you be making a better choice for our health, you will be helping the earth too.
Article From: Elizabeth Daniels