The fashion Industry is the second largest environmental polluter in the world. This is due to a variety of reasons, but a large one is because of cotton. It can take 5,000 gallons of water to manufacture just a T-shirt and a pair of jeans, and then there's the the vast amount of harmful pesticides it takes to grow cotton. That is why we use as much hemp as possible in our clothing and blend it with organic cotton. (grown without pesticides)
Hemp is a commonly used term for industrial varieties of the Cannabis plant, though not to be confused with the herb Cannabis, which is often used as a drug. More than 25,000 products can be made with hemp. Americans are the largest consumers of hemp products in the world! However, most hemp manufacturers are forced to import hemp seed, oil and fiber from growers in Canada, Europe, and China because most US farmers are prohibited by law from growing this low-input sustainable crop.
Hemp is a benefit to farmers. It grows with no pesticides. A crop of hemp is grown in an environmentally friendly way and actually replenishes the soil after harvest with its leaf compost and topsoil helping roots.
The fibers in hemp are very strong and long wearing. A hemp shirt is long lasting, made without toxic chemicals and in fact, will kill and stop the spread of bacteria. I want our government to catch up to this knowledge. I want to add another slow fashion option to buyers with Swankety Swank.