Why Hemp

Because it’s Dope

 

Grumpysuns as a brand would not even exist if it wasn’t for the passion we have for Hemp. Life is all about believing in something whether that be equality, climate change or C.I.A. conspiracies.
Here, we think Hemp is something we should all believe in, and that it ought to have its rightful place on the world stage.
This is because of its amazing ability to help save the planet from death and destruction. We don’t mean to alarm you, but we really are at an interesting point in the evolution of humanity to put it tamely. The next 50 years are going to be loose!

Luckily though we have amazing resources at our disposal that will go to great lengths to save our asses from the wrath of extreme climate disruption and change. Hemp is one of those key resources and its uses are incredibly varied!
Our Instagram feed has a series of posts that explain in more detail different ways in which hemp can be used to save us and the environment, Thanks Mother Earth, looks like the answers were here all along.

But to give you a quick sum up, It’s an ultra adaptable, carbon-sucking, super plant that can grow basically anywhere without the use of herbicides and pesticides, and its roots have been found throughout the history of humankind. Even up until recently hemp was being used, only in 1937 did it get illegalised for being the sister to mary-jane, even though the plants THC levels are lower than shawties in a flo-rider video clip.

In the past Hemp was found as a great substance for making paper, sails, cordage, all manner of things. It was so widely used in fact that in America in the 1800’s you could pay your taxes by the tonne in Hemp biomatter. Now its slowly being legalised around the globe again and its uses are getting further developed and discovered.  These include (to name a few), its consumable highly nutritious seed, excellent insulation for housing and of course a sustainable alternative to clothing… YUS!

It’s use in clothing displays higher longevity than cotton, antimicrobial properties that reduce body odour and conducts heat while also being highly breathable which helps regulate body temperature.
Meanwhile because of Hemps ability to suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere as well as reduce the toxicity of soils through phytoremediation Hemp is classed as a Carbon negative material, meaning it actually actively helps battle against climate change and environmental destruction!

Basically, hemp is a nob rainer.

 

Too long didn’t read? Here you go

 

HEMP WEAR BENEFITS

Hemp clothing absorbs and releases perspiration quickly and breathes well
Is naturally anti-microbial
Resistant to mould and mildew
Holds up to repeated washings and never needs dry cleaning
Absorbs dye easily and retains colour well
Gets softer, the more it’s washed and worn.
An environmentally friendly alternative to other fabrics.

WASHING AND CARE

Hemp clothing is easy to care for and tolerates hot water temperatures well. (Wash cold to minimize impacts on the environment.) Hemp clothing can be air dried quickly.
Tough food and dirt stains, no problem. Let some (eco-friendly) laundry soap sit on the spot for a few minutes before washing.
Depending upon its fabrication, your hemp clothing may need to be touched up with a hot iron. As hemp grows softer with laundering and wear, ironing becomes less and less critical. (Wrinkles in the fabric can usually be dealt with by simply spritzing them with water.)