Grumpysuns | Hemp and Organic Cotton | Short Sleeve
WHY IS HEMP FABRIC BETTER THAN ALTERNATIVE FABRICS?
- Cotton needs about 50 percent more water per season than hemp, which can grow with little irrigation.
- Growing cotton accounts for a significant portion of the pesticides and insecticides sprayed on the world’s crops. Because of this extensive use, cotton has negative impacts on human health, surrounding waterways and worker safety.
- Synthetic fabrics like Nylon, Polyester, Acrylic and Spandex are made from plastics and can take up to 200 years to decompose.
- Polyester and other petroleum-based synthetic fabrics take a great deal of energy to extract the oil required to make it resulting in a huge amount of carbon dioxide emission
HEMPS ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS
- Unlike other fabrics hemp will eventually break down when disposed of.
- Hemp grows rapidly and requires little water, and no pesticides or herbicides.
- When grown deep roots anchor and aerate the soil.
- When harvested the field residue can return up to 60% of the nutrients taken from the soil.
- Hemp produces more fibre per acre than trees, cotton or flax, making the plant very sustainable.