Hemp is an old-world fiber. The hemp plant has been used for centuries as a natural fiber for clothing and other products in ancient China, Mesopotamia, and Egypt. Today, technology is improving this fiber to be softer, more versatile, and better as a textile for clothing.
Hemp is a sustainable crop.
The Hemp plant repels most insects, fungi, and microbes; therefore, it is grown without pesticides or herbicides. It is also well known that hemp farming requires little water and doesn't need synthetic fertilizers to thrive. Some study shows, hemp has the potential to improve soil health and water quality in our fields and rivers.*
And yes, it is naturally antibacterial.
Further studies show hemp fabric is antibacterial and hypoallergenic because some cannabinoids extracted from hemp show excellent antibacterial activity*
Hemp is textural.
For SKU, we like to blend hemp fibers with cotton. This way, we can have the best qualities of the two: the softness of cotton and the texture of hemp. When washed and dyed, the slub of the hemp and the smooth cotton separate and come together to create a soft color high-low that is dimensional and full of character.