Posted on April, 12 2018
It's a natural fiber that thrives almost anywhere, with very little impact to the environment.
It requires no irrigation, pesticides, synthetic fertilizers or GMO seeds. Many hemp-made materials are naturally resistant to mold, mildew and insects.
Hemp has over 25,000 reported uses. It can make textiles, rope, beauty products, paper, building materials, biofuel, foods and more.
It was an American staple until the 1930s. Washington and Jefferson grew hemp, and Virginians paid their taxes in hemp.
It's one of the world's oldest crops. Remnants of hemp cloth from 8,000 B.C. were found in Mesopotamia, where it was used to make tunics and sailcloth.
A phyto-remediation plant, it restores balance to environments by cleaning the soil, air and water. It was planted at Chernobyl to reduce soil toxicity.
Hemp has antibacterial and moisture-wicking properties, so it breathes beautifully.
STRONG & SOFT
It gets softer with each wear, and its strong fibers last through loads of washes.
Hemp has the potential to mitigate climate change by absorbing more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than trees and other plants.
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