The natural talent among fabrics
WHY DO WE USE HEMP FOR OUR CLOTHING?
Hemp has always been our favourite raw material for a variety of reasons: it can be grown on virtually any soil, requires little water and little energy and it is also biologically degradable.
Moreover, hemp plants are extremely resistant to pests and fungal attack, so you don’t need to use chemical herbicides or fungicides to grow them. Last but not least, you can use every last part of a hemp plant – from seeds to leaves – as a raw material.
If we want a garment to be particularly skin-friendly, breathable and antimicrobial, hemp fibres are always our first choice. We generally like to use them in combination with organic cotton.
FACTS ABOUT HEMP
In 1870, Levi Strauss used hemp fibres to create his first pair of jeans.
Source: The German Hemp Association
A one-hectare field of hemp will produce enough fibres for approximately 1.250 pairs of jeans.
Up to 50,000 different products can currently be made with hemp.
Hemp is a renewable and compostable raw material.