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The Benefits of Hemp

Hemp plant.

Hemp is an incredible crop that probably doesn’t get the credit it deserves. It has many advantages as a fiber for clothing manufacturing, and you may notice seeing more and more hemp garments popping up in store. Why is this plant so advantageous?

Hemp clothing is lightweight and absorbent, as well as being UV and mold resistant. This makes it an ideal material for the outdoors adventurer, someone with an active lifestyle, or even simply someone who doesn’t want to worry about high maintenance clothing care. Additionally, hemp clothing has 3x the tensile strength of cotton, meaning that hemp garments can survive a fair bit of wear and tear.

Economically speaking, hemp has another advantage. It is a quick growing crop that can be harvested and renewed two to three times a year and requires minimal growing requirements. As a result, hemp is a comparatively cost-effective crop. It requires half as much water as cotton to farm, does not require chemical pesticides or fertilizers, and is readily and easily renewable making hemp an environmentally friendly crop. Furthermore, all components of the hemp plant are usable, helping reduce waste; the seeds are used for hemp oil and food supplements, and the stalks for fiber.

Hemp is essentially a super plant. Check out some of our hemp garments next time you’re in store and see for yourself!

For more information:

Hemp Clothing - Eartheasy Guide