Hemp - Perhaps The Most Environmentally Friendly Textile Fabric
Hemp has long been a mainstay of sustainable wardrobes worldwide. The early marketing of this fiber was mainly focused on a niche group of customers. And hemp was predominantly featured in tie-dyed t-shirts, fisherman’s pants and peasant-style dresses that appealed to their aesthetic tastes. Because of this and its embrace by hippy generations for a long time hemp has been viewed as a textile that was somewhat incongruous with an elegant and stylish wardrobe. Thus was largely overlooked by designers. However, since hemp offers significant environmental benefits it has meant that it couldn't continue being ignored for too long.