. . . Hemp

Having fun with Hemp
  • This respected fibre has always been valued for its strength and durability. Materials made from hemp have been discovered in tombs dating back to 8,000 BC. Christopher Columbus sailed to America on ships rigged with hemp. Hemp was grown extensively in colonial America by numerous farmers including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Betsy Ross sewed the first American flag from hemp. In fact, its combination of ruggedness and comfort were utilized by Levi Strauss as a lightweight duck canvas for the very first pair of jeans made in California.
  • Hemp fibre is one of the strongest and most durable of all natural textile fibres. Products made from hemp will outlast their competition by many years.
  • Not only is hemp strong, but it also holds its shape, stretching less than any other natural fibre. This prevents hemp garments from stretching out or becoming distorted with use.
  • Hemp may be known for its durability, but its comfort and style are second to none. The more hemp is used, the softer it gets. Hemp doesn’t wear out, it wears in.
  • Hemp is naturally anti-bacterial and resistant to mildew and mould in high humidity. It is also naturally resistant to ultraviolet light.
  • Due to the porous nature of the fibre, hemp is more water absorbent, and will dye and retain its colour better than any fabric including cotton.
  • This porous nature allows hemp to “breathe,” so that it is cool in warm weather. Furthermore, air which is trapped in the fibres is warmed by the body, making hemp garments naturally warm in cooler weather. This breathability allows the free movement of air and moisture through the fibres making the garment an excellent insulator.
  • Hemp is hypo-allergenic making it an excellent choice for asthma sufferers
  • Hemp resists damage from strong sunshine and protects the skin from UV light (meaning your Joxer could be worn on the beach . . . )
  • Eco-friendly hemp produces more fibre yield per acre than any other plant – 250% more than cotton and 600% more than flax – freeing up land needed for food crops. It adds organic matter to the topsoil and actually improves the soil quality making it a 100% sustainable material.
  • Wearing a Joxer has the potential to address many of the world’s social and environmental problems whilst regenerating our beautiful planet!

 

For more Hemp products visit the Hemporium web site