Today, hemp is one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world, yet it is only used to a limited extent. We at hessnatur are pioneers in this and are particularly pleased about the lifting of the ban on the cultivation of hemp (for textile uses) in 1996, when the supreme court decided that hemp can be grown again for commercial purposes. Before that, that was exactly what was forbidden, and so hemp was considered an illegal plant for many decades and was first associated with the consumption of drugs. Hemp thus fell into disrepute, although hemp for drugs and hemp for textiles are two completely different plants. Today we finally appreciate the advantages of the hemp plant and use the fibers not only for high-quality clothing, as we do, but also as insulation, for straw and many other applications. We naturally focus on the benefits of hemp fibers for clothing for women, men and children.
We process hemp into shirts for women, among other things. The material only has the best properties. The fibers are soft and flowing, the shirts are comfortable to wear on the skin. They do not irritate sensitive skin types either, but rather flatter them. In addition, hemp fibers can absorb up to 30 percent of their own weight in water. This means that they wick sweat away from the body very well and keep the surface of the skin pleasantly dry. This is of course particularly noticeable in physical activities. In addition, hemp fibers have a hard time absorbing odors and dirt. This in turn means that the clothes need to be washed less often, which has a positive effect on the environment.
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Hemp is not only considered to be a particularly versatile fiber, it is also very environmentally friendly. Because no pesticides are required for the cultivation of the plants, and the plant does not have to be additionally protected against insects. It only needs little water, which is very helpful in view of the hot and dry summers in this country. Hemp is grown in a way that is environmentally friendly and conserves resources and, more than any other organic fiber, it can be labeled “ecologically compatible”.
Women's clothing made of hemp is stylistically not specified. Choose a shirt in a striking color and pair it with jeans. You are well dressed for your free time and use the positive properties of the hemp fibers in your shirt when you are romping around with the children in the playground. You don't come back from there sweaty, but feel - at least in terms of clothing - fresh and lively. No problem if you want to go shopping quickly afterwards! When you get home, just hang up the hemp shirt to air and any stored odors will gradually be released into the environment. It is not necessary to put the shirt straight into the laundry! Of course, you can also maintain the elegant style and wear the hemp shirt with a narrow A-line skirt or business trousers. So you are ready for the office, you can appear neatly at the meeting or meet your business partner for lunch.
Every now and then there are voices claiming that hemp is even better than cotton. Hemp would have the same properties, but would also be less sensitive and more versatile. We can only partially agree with this statement. Because: Compared to conventionally grown cotton, that may be true. But if, like us, you rely on organic cotton, you will be able to feel the special softness of the fibers and the silky, pleasant feeling on the skin. In this point, organic cotton is definitely comparable to hemp fibers. However, hemp is vastly superior to cotton in its ability to wick away moisture and repel odors and dirt. Nevertheless, we and you cannot do without organic cotton as the most important material, because hemp is currently far from being grown to the required extent. The demand for these high-quality fibers is significantly higher than the supply, so it is not possible to rely solely on this great fiber quality. We don't want this at all, because our organic cotton is not a competitor to hemp, but an ideal complement. Both fibers have their advantages, which we know how to use with our ecologically and socially compatible women's clothing.