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 massive amount of carbon dioxide emission.
HEMPS ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS
- Unlike synthetic fabrics hemp will ultimately break down when it’s lost or disposed.
- Hemp is an exceptional crop for absorbing CO2 out of the atmosphere; this is because of the amount of carbon it takes for rapid growth, as hemp is an extremely fast-growing crop.
- Hemp requires little water and no need for pesticides or herbicides.
- During the growth process of hemp, deep roots anchor and naturally aerate the soil; this means manual aeration of the land after harvest is not needed as often, cutting down the use of machinery.
- When harvested the remaining plant matter can return up to 60% of the nutrients taken from the soil, again cutting down the need for machinery and products that may contain synthetic materials.
- Hemp produces more fibre per acre than trees, cotton or flax, making the crop one of the most highest yielding and sustainable crops in the world.