Hip Hemp

Don’t shy away when you see or hear the word, “hemp.” It’s not some illicit drug that’ll make you high when you wear or use it. In fact, it’s a fiber that’s been used for centuries in Nepal! Here are reasons why you should become more open-minded about hemp-based products.

Planet Friendly

Hemp grows in abundance, and produces more fiber per hectare than cotton and flax. It does not require pesticides or herbicides, and it does a very good job of controlling erosion of topsoil. Hemp is renewable, and can be cultivated in less than 100 days! Furthermore, nothing is wasted in the hemp production process: seeds are used to make oil and food supplements, while the stalks are used for fiber. And according to “Earth Easy,” industrial hemp plants absorb more carbon dioxide than trees.

Consumer Friendly

Hemp is derived from the Cannabis Sativa plant and it produces very durable, lightweight, and absorbent fibers. It is three times stronger than cotton. People have long valued this plant, its first use for fabric was more than 10,000 years ago. It is also UV and mold-resistant, so hemp is excellent for outdoor wear. AND hemp is also very versatile -- it can be made into hemp/silk or hemp/cotton blends for added comfort.