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Cannabis clothesWith cannabis clothing, we generally refer to ecological clothing better known as hemp clothing, made from industrial varieties of Cannabis sativa.
Why are we talking about cannabis and not hemp?
Because we want to make it clear that this is the same plant. The word cannabis is feared for swamp and we want to clean up its reputation
Hemp fabric is a hit material of the past and future
In many ways, hemp is currently the most durable alternative to clothing. Cannabis, or hemp, is very fast-growing and produces a large crop with little effort. Its cultivation does not impoverish the soil and does not require irrigation or plant protection and pesticides at all. The plant protects itself and other crops around it from insects and weeds.
Hemp fiber is the strongest natural fiber in the world and has even stronger tensile and compressive strength than steel (1). In addition, the fabric made from hemp is inherently very breathable, heat-binding, and repellent to dirt and odors. Hemp fabric is also a wet-resistant and long-lasting material that softens in use but retains its shape and does not lint. Hemp garment also does not mold.
Properly processed, hemp can even be made of a softer and more breathable material than cotton. Hemp fabric filters UV rays and therefore also protects the skin from sunlight. Hemp fabric is also suitable for dyeing and retains its color well.
Hemp is growing in popularity as a clothing fiber
Hemp grows in almost all climates and has once been the most common crop in the world due to its diverse uses. Currently, the largest producer of industrial hemp is China.
In the past, hemp clothing was also very popular in Finland and its cultivation was very common until the 1950s. The first signs of hemp cultivation in Finland date back to 4800 BC. There was a break in between and now the popularity of farming is slowly rising again, but there are only a handful of manufacturers in Finland. EU agricultural support for hemp cultivation is also available in Finland.
Care instructions for hemp clothing
As a rule, hemp garments are treated in the same way as linen garments. Dirt comes off the smooth fiber easily, so clothes don’t need a particularly heavy wash. It is recommended to wash hemp dishes in loose water with washing powder without brighteners. Hemp garments wrinkle easily, which is why strong spinning is not recommended. Hemp garments should be ironed from the wrong side through the gauze at a maximum temperature of 200 C. We always recommend following the instructions provided by the clothing manufacturer (2).
Processing of hemp fiber
Hemp fiber suitable for clothing is obtained from the trunk of a hemp plant. Cannabis sativa, especially known as fiber hemp, can grow to a height of 1-5 meters and can produce approx. 30 cm long fiber bundles. Hemp is processed in much the same way as flax. Compared to flax, hemp fiber is coarser and stiffer.
Traditionally, hemp fiber has been used e.g. for the manufacture of fishing nets and sails. Hemp is also ideal for making carpets, sacks and other technical textiles. Hemp fiber is now also used in car parts due to its unique properties (2).
Hemp is a much more durable choice than cotton!
Here’s a more condensed list of why hemp is also a much more durable option than cotton!
- Hemp needs to grow n. 50% less water than cotton
- Hemp enriches and improves the soil. Cotton does not.
- Hemp produces 2-3 times more fiber than cotton.
- Hemp fiber is many times stronger and more durable than cotton.
- Hemp does not need pesticides for pests or plant diseases. Hemp is inherently resistant to them. Cotton cultivation requires harmful chemicals and pesticides.
- Almost 10% of all agrochemicals and 25% of insecticides come from the cotton industry (4).
Plus, hemp fabric breathes better than cotton! It is therefore worth considering carefully if the alternative is to choose hemp or cotton as the material.
Hemp is a better and more durable alternative to flax.
The most obvious differences between hemp and flax are in the skin feel of the fabrics, but also in the yield of the plant. Hemp feels softer than flax and hemp fiber is obtained from the same area up to six times more than flax. Flax is also sensitive to pests and weeds, and artificial pesticides are often used in its cultivation, unlike hemp cultivation.
In addition, hemp is well suited for circular cultivation and its cultivation prevents soil impoverishment. Hemp is more environmentally responsible and better than flax. However, if you also like linen clothes, you should always choose clothes made of organic linen (3).
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https://hempfoundation.net/is-hemp-really-stronger-than-steel-how/. Referenced on 26.03.2021
- Natural clothing. Hemp.
https://luonnonvaate.fi/materiaalit/hamppu/. Referenced on 26.03.2021
- Hanna Rahkonen. Hemp bedding.
https://hannamarirahkonen.fi/yellowmood/hamppuvuodevaatteet-hempea/. Referenced on 26.03.2021
4. Wama underwear. Hemp vs cotton. https://wamaunderwear.com/blogs/news/hemp-vs-cotton. Referenced on 26.03.2021