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Hemp Clothing Australia was created to provide high-quality clothing that is sustainable, easily accessible, and doesn’t undertake the undesirable and non-renewable practices that are rife in the clothing industry.
Hemp Clothing Australia doesn’t subscribe to the standard practices of the mainstream clothing industry. Instead, conscious, and slow fashion is a priority, where the aim is to help you rethink your relationship with clothing.
Versatile, timeless, and trans-seasonal pieces are created from high-quality raw materials, with each piece designed to be long-lasting in both durability and style.
Hemp Clothing Australia’s entire range includes pieces that are made with 100% hemp or hemp blended with other natural fibres, such as organic cotton. Hemp is a sustainable material that is both environmentally friendly and friendly for the wearer.
Hemp is a fast-growing and regenerative plant that takes as little as 100 days to mature. Hemp requires significantly less land to grow compared to other commercial clothing crops. As part of the growing cycle, hemp can help to repair and replenish the soil it is growing in. This process is called phytoremediation, harmful chemicals and pollutants are removed through the deep root system of the hemp plant.
Hemp plants do not require the assistance of herbicides, pesticides, or chemicals to grow. This is due to the plant being a natural pest, insect, fungi, and bacteria repellent.
Hemp also requires less water than many other natural fibre plants, requiring approximately half the amount of water that growing cotton requires.
Being an entirely natural fabric, hemp is biodegradable and compostable. The yarn used to produce hemp fabric is made from fibres of the outer stalks of the hemp plant.
Many synthetic fabrics, like polyester, acrylic, and nylon, have petrochemicals added to them throughout the production process. The addition of these chemicals means that it can take up to 200 years for these fabrics to degrade. Hemp is petrochemical free and is 100% biodegradable.
Hemp has been identified as having significant antibacterial and anti-fungal activity against bacteria. This activity has been identified in almost all areas of the plant, including in the bast fibres that hemp yarn is made from. These antibacterial properties are retained throughout the production process and help to create healthier clothing, that can be especially suitable for those who suffer from sensitive skin and allergies.
The hollow structure of hemp fibres means that hemp has natural thermoregulating properties. Air flow and ventilation is encouraged by the structure and works with the body’s core temperature to help keep cool in warm weather and warm in cool weather.
Hemp is a highly absorbent material that can quickly wick moisture and perspiration from the body. Hemp can absorb significant amounts of moisture while still feeling dry, which increases comfort for the wearer, and reduces the build up of body odour causing bacteria.
Hemp is a strong and durable material that is naturally resistant to mould, mildew, and rotting, which means that it can withstand a wide variety of weather conditions. The high level of absorbency as well as natural antibacterial properties means that you can usually wear hemp clothing multiple times between washes, which can increase its lifespan.
Hemp clothing can be washed in a standard washing machine and doesn’t require any special laundry detergents or fabric softeners. It is fast drying and can easily dry overnight after being washed.
Hemp material holds its shape well and doesn’t stretch out or shrink after washing.
Hemp material is naturally soft and thrives on use, the more you wear your hemp clothing, the softer it will get over time.
You can buy Hemp Clothing Australia clothing from Ecolateral Eco Stores both online and in-store. We have 3 locations in Adelaide – Blackwood, Magill, and Brighton, each with a friendly team to help you find what you need. You can also enjoy the convenience of shopping for Hemp Clothing Australia products online. We ship all over Australia, as well as to New Zealand, with AfterPay available for all purchases.
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