Did you know that the fashion industry is responsible for 10% of the world’s carbon emissions? Or that it is the second-largest consumer of water worldwide? That’s why, at Trippy Panther, we produce clothing made from hemp, so you can be trendy and environmentally conscious and at the same time!
To produce one cotton T-shirt, it takes around 700 gallons of water. This is because cotton is a highly water-intensive plant. Many countries have suffered droughts due to the production of cotton, leaving limited water for civilians and agriculture.
Fast-fashion is often made from cheap polyester (which is plastic!) meaning it does not break down in the ocean. Its production also uses harmful chemicals which can be absorbed by your skin. In comparison, hemp needs very little water to grow and enriches the soil it grows on! It is also chemical-free as there is no need to use pesticides or herbicides!
Hemp has tiny fibres so garments from this material are comfortable. What’s more, is that with each wash the clothing becomes increasingly cosy! as the fabric softens over time.
If hemp clothing is so soft, surely it isn’t as durable? Wrong! In fact, hemp is four times stronger than cotton. Our Trippy Panther T-shirts won’t stretch like your cotton ones and as hemp is so absorbent, the colour won’t fade. If your clothes last for longer, you won’t have to buy as many: friendly for your wallet and friendly for the world.
Hemp is highly breathable and absorbent. It draws moisture away from your skin, helping to limit sweating. It also has antibacterial properties, meaning that it can prevent body odour!
Benefitting us and our planet, hemp clothing is the way forward. If you’re looking to be more environmentally-conscious, your wardrobe is one of the best places to start!
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Written by Eden Jarrett
Edited by Holly Pigache
- From eco-benefits to legal status: everything you need to know about wearing hemp – The Guardian
- Why The Fashion Industry Needs To Turn On To Hemp – Forbes
- The fashion industry emits more carbon than international flights and maritime shipping combined. Here are the biggest ways it impacts the planet. – Business Insider