Hemp fabric is a more premium fabric than cotton, and it has many advantages. It is three to eight times stronger than cotton, depending on its processing, and it has three times more tensile strength and flexibility. Hemp is also one of the most environmentally friendly fibers in the world, as it takes up to 500 liters of water to produce one kilogram of hemp, 30 percent of which is suitable for fiber production. It is also naturally resistant to pests and protects soils from toxins and erosion.
Hemp fabric lasts longer and doesn't wear out as quickly as cotton, and it becomes softer after each use and washing. Cotton is often mixed with synthetic fibers and plastics, which contribute to microplastic pollution in the oceans and air. Hemp, on the other hand, is a fiber far superior to commonly used cotton. It can be grown and cultivated for a variety of purposes, meaning that virtually 100% of the plant is used.
Hemp maintains soil fertility and requires very little water to grow, with almost no pesticides or fertilizers. Although hemp can grow perfectly without chemical fertilizers or synthetic pesticides, some farmers still use these products. Hemp can have a bright future as consumers become more aware of the environmental and social impacts of their clothing. It produces excellent clothing and shoes, but also industrial textiles, paper, bioplastics, insulators, biofuels, strong ropes and cables.
It maintains its strength when wet, unlike cotton. But hemp is still more expensive to grow, harvest and produce than conventional cotton. Some companies use chemical crimping to minimize production time and cost, creating a transformed form of fabric called “hemp viscose”. Multiple studies have shown that hemp fibers are more durable, water resistant and fire insulating than cotton.
Hemp viscose doesn't share the ecological credentials and durability properties associated with naturally grown hemp. The Valani hemp blend collection is elegant and elegant, proving that you can be eco-friendly and fashionable. Buying and wearing hemp clothing is one of the best ways to create a wardrobe with a low environmental footprint.