Hemp will take good care of you,

especially if you take good care of it.

Hemp fibers are far stronger and more durable than their cotton and synthetic counterparts, resulting in garments with a much longer lifespan. The strength of hemp creates textiles that get softer with age and repeated washing, but won't lose integrity or shape like generic cotton. Garments built with hemp fabric wear in beautifully and feel as if they become tailored for your body shape with age.

How to Wash:

Here are our suggested guidelines for taking best care of your hemp garments:

  • Machine wash cool, gentle with like colors, tumble dry, low heat.
  • Do not use bleach or other use cleaners like oxi-clean or products with enzymes.
  • Use earth-friendly and gentle detergents.
  • Do not use spot spray laundry cleaners.
  • Take care not to wash with garments with zippers, velcro or towels with texture as this will cause abrasion and pilling.
  • You can lay flat or line dry lighter weight garments, but do not expose to direct sunlight as this could cause fading. Tumble-drying heavier weight garments will help them retain their shape, as line drying can stretch the fibers.

Soft & durable

Hemp gets softer with use and after each wash, but if you feel the need for additional softener a commercial softener may be used. We suggest finding environmentally friendly and chemical-free options.

Clean & breathable

Hemp clothing is breathable, naturally moisture-wicking and resistant to mold and fungi. Hemp also sheds dirt more readily than other materials, and after each wash your garments will feel incredibly fresh. Because hemp is naturally pest-resistant, there isn't need for insecticides or chemicals on textile crops– meaning the resulting fabric is non-toxic, gentle and safe for even the most sensitive skin.

How to care for hemp wool pieces

Machine-wash on a gentle cycle in warm or cool water. Avoid hot water as the heat may shrink wool fibers and alter the shape of the garment. Use mild soap, no bleach or fabric softener. Bleach destroys the Merino wool fibers– and fabric softener coats those fibers, reducing their ability to naturally manage moisture and regulate body temperature. Do not wring-out garments. Tumble dry on a cool setting or lay flat to dry in shade. Use warm iron. Do not dry clean.

How to care for naturally dyed pieces

We often work with natural dye artists to create specialty pieces, and we encourage specific care of these garments to ensure longer lasting color. Hand washing is ideal, but if you machine-wash we suggest cold water and a delicate cycle. Use a gentle or all-natural detergent, never with bleach. Tumble dry low. If you line dry, do not place in direct sun. Avoid storing garments in direct sunlight. It's always a good idea to wash naturally dyed pieces by themselves first, to ensure no dye runoff.

Wear it & love it.

Fashion is a form of activism, and when you choose durable, sustainable fibers you are keeping unnecessary textile waste from the landfill, where it can leach chemicals and microplastics into our environment.

Jungmaven garments are built to last.

We encourage you to take good care of your garments, so you can wear them and love them for years to come.