Why hemp fashion? Because most of the clothes currently being sold, worn, and washed on this planet are made with plastic. Those clothes shed microfibers that flow into the oceans when washed and/or sit in a landfill when thrown away. The mass scale of clothing waste and pollution is alarming but not very many seem to be alarmed by it.
Hemp fabric, on the other hand, is biodegradable when composted. It can be grown and harvested in 3 months with no pesticides. Its fibers are strong, antibacterial, anti fungal, and breathe when you sweat in them. I could go on, but for now will simply tell you that hemp fabrics and blends are wonderfully comfortable to wear compared to synthetic fabrics.
Hemp fashion is literally nothing new but since prohibition clothing made of hemp has become harder to come by. There is, however, a large number of fashion designers who have been quietly using hemp textiles in their clothing and accessories- you just have to look for them.
There is also a large number of new, eco-friendly, slow fashion designers who are stepping into a marketplace that is currently lacking in fashionable hemp options.
Join Butterfly Sessions in 2020 as we loudly uncover the latest hemp designers, events, and vintage fashions to look for when you are shopping. #wearmorehemp