Few things you might want to know about the hemp plant. One, it’s been used for thousands of years for oil, food, fabric, and more. Two, it contains all the essential fatty acids and amino acids your body will need. Three, it doesn’t have the active chemicals (i.e., it’s low in THC) that will cause you to laugh uncontrollably or eat voraciously. Four, its composition is a lot like cotton but it’s more durable than the widely used fabric. And five, it’s very ideal for wearing close to the skin.
From Shirts and Jeans to High Fashion
In the past, hemp was thought to be itchy and stiff. Style wasn’t exactly a word used to describe outfits made from hemp. But the raw material was certainly good enough for the US Army’s uniforms and for Levi Strauss’s original denims. These days, thanks in large part to modern techniques, the fabric is no longer itchy or stiff as it was back in the day. In fact, these softening techniques have allowed the world’s most recognisable names in fashion to use the fabric for their collections.
What does this mean? It means that if you’re really keen on choosing hemp clothing, you can go beyond the usual hemp shirts. You can wear suits made from hemp; designers like Donna Karan and Calvin Klein have offered chic, corporate-worthy styles in their collections. Want something with more drama? Try on head-turning outfits from Donatella Versace or Behnaz Sarafpour, whose hemp-based gowns could be perfect for red carpet events or very elegant weddings.
The move towards eco-friendly fashion and using more sustainable materials doesn’t have to come with luxurious price tags. Naturally, if you’re going with big names in the fashion industry for your hemp-based clothes, you should expect to pay a heftier price. Some fashion designers are not only using organic hemp for their creations but also experimenting with eco-friendly fabrics like bamboo.
If you’re looking for pieces that are more down-to-earth, there are hemp stores online that offer high-quality and stylish clothes made from the durable, flexible, and extremely versatile fibre. You can choose sexy wrap dresses that may have a mix of silk and hemp. You can also find comfortable daytime pieces like trousers, tunics, and skirts. And you can even go with a hemp wedding dress for when you’re ready to walk down the aisle.
With the variety and options in designs (from casual wear to party pieces), wearing hemp doesn’t have to mean sacrificing style for choosing feel-good fashion. You can go green and still look chic or trendy with any hemp-based outfit. So what’re you waiting for?