Hemp is the most durable natural fiber. These hemp clothes will last you a long time if you take care of them. As many in the hemp industry say about hemp: “You don’t wear it out; you wear it in.” Our garments are garment-dyed, they have already been shrunk to the max. The will not shrink any more; though the fabric may relax a bit over time.
Suggestions for care:
- In general, you don’t need to baby hemp.
- Machine wash cold or warm.
- Tumble dry warm, or line dry (best not to dry in high heat).
- Avoid bleach, velcro and any hardware that can snag.
- Avoid uneven exposure to the sun as the sunlight may fade the color.
Our knits don’t generally need to be ironed. If you want to iron our 100% hemp wovens to make them look brand new again, use a hot iron on the linen setting and use steam.
- The first jeans were made from hemp; but they lasted too long; so the business switched to cotton.
- Cotton uses 25% of all pesticides, polluting ecosystems. Hemp doesn’t need pesticides.
- The original linen was made from hemp.
- Hemp wicks better than all other plant fibers, letting your skin breath.
- Hemp is anti-microbial, so clothes stay fresher longer.