Friday, October 17, 2008
Hemp is a great fiber for to create eco-friendly men's clothing that's stylish, long lasting, odor resistant, and good for the environment. What man could ask for anything more?
Let's clearly state this up front: industrial hemp cannot be used to get high. The U.S. is the only industrialized nation in the world that does not recognize the value of industrial hemp and permit its production.
Hemp's fiber molecule has a shaft-like structure that allows it to do the following:
* Wick moisture right off the body and dry quickly
* In cold conditions, feel warm, even when wet
* In very hot and/or humid conditions, you'll feel cool, comfortable, and fresh
Hemp is anti-bacterial so clothing is resistant to developing odor even after wearing a shirt for days in a row. This makes it especially great for travel. Hemp is hypoallergenic and non-irritating to the skin.
Hemp fiber is longer, stronger, more absorbent and more insulative than cotton fiber. Hemp is fully biodegradable (unlike synthetic fibers).
Hemp makes a strong, durable, comfortable, healthy, and high-performance fabric that's great for all seasons and for use indoors and out.
Look at a great example of an eco-friendly hemp shirt on Yes It's Organic.