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Sustainable Hemp: more than you needed to know

It’s not new. For thousands of years, hemp fiber (also Cannabis sativa) has been used in many forms (paper, rope, cloth and fuel). Its cousin? Ma…

It’s not new. For thousands of years, hemp fiber (also Cannabis sativa) has been used in many forms (paper, rope, cloth and fuel). Its cousin? Marijuana.It’s not what you think: hemp comes without the mind-altering THC (just in case, somebody was already having non-sober thoughts). .For fashion and clothing? Hemp has (until now) been misunderstood and disregarded: it was classified as a schedule one drug and banned under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 in USA until 2018..What other benefits are we uncovering now?.

Hemp: a sustainable alternative

The oldest known woven fabric was made from hemp, as were Levi Strauss’ original denim jeans, and the first American flag. It was a common material for clothing until the cotton industry gained strength in America..

Forbes reports: Morris Beegle, co-founder and president of WAFBA (We Are For Better Alternatives) is a staunch advocate of industrial hemp.

“Hemp is a more sustainable, organic and regenerative agricultural crop, and most everything that you can make with cotton or soy or corn can be made with hemp – with way less impact on the Earth.

He is passionate about replacing unsustainable agricultural practices. “Industrial agriculture is one of the greatest drivers, maybe even the biggest driver, of climate change,” he says.

So, hemp is remarkably hardy, requires very little water, and its versatility allows for multiple applications.

What are the perfect items to buy made of hemp?

A must-try are jackets and pants. Durable, breathable and good on your skin. 

GREEN JACKET ‘ELEONORA’
€179.00View more on Ecoalf

 WIDE TROUSERS WITH PLEATS ‘CASANDRA’
€129.00
Last size available: M
View more on Ecoalf

Where to buy fashion made of hemp?

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