Did you know the fashion sector is one of the most destructive to the world? A single pair of jeans uses up to 20,000 liters of water to produce.
The water use is even justified if the clothes are used for longer periods of time. But sadly, that isn’t the case either. An estimated amount of 18 million tonnes of clothes end up in landfills.
The solution to this is a sustainable wardrobe that is bought with responsibility in mind. Hemp is one of the cleanest fabrics and gives back more than it takes. It uses less water during the cultivation process, is more durable than cotton, and is carbon negative.
Many brands around the world are realizing this and working towards including hemp in their collections. Here are some top brands that design hemp-based clothing.
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Hemp Foundation works with women-empowerment groups in India. Its mission is to empower women and have them contribute to the family’s income. Further, the brand has worked endlessly towards making India realize the benefits of the Hemp Economy.
Hemp Foundation also works to reclaim the farming land in Uttarakhand. The impact of this includes biodiversity protection, prevention of soil erosion, and building a carbon-negative ecosystem.
Its hemp clothing range extends from undergarments to winter wear and camisoles. The clothing articles are made with organic hemp.
Faherty is a family-run business. It is committed to lessening the negative impacts of fashion on the world. It works with sustainable fabrics like organic cotton, hemp, and recycled polyester.
The hemp line extends to apparel for women, children, and men. As hemp fabric is naturally soft and comfortable, it makes for excellent loungewear.
Beyond an environmental cause, Faherty also stands for many social causes. The brand’s Native Partnership donates 10% of sales from Native-inspired designs to indigenous welfare organizations.
Price Range: $40 – $200
This Los Angeles-based brand includes a variety of unusual ingredients in its clothing. Raw materials you would usually find in your salad, like pomegranate, go into creating clothes.
The organization’s functionings are vertically integrated and local. This reduces waste and carbon footprint and maximizes efficiency and employee pay.
Groceries Apparel has identified hemp to be one of the friendliest crops for the environment. Its hemp collection includes t-shirts, hoodies, and other comfort wear. The line is available for both men and women.
Price Range: $50 – $80
Millions of tonnes of clothing end up in landfills each year. The prime factor for this clothing waste is because modern clothing wears out quicker.
Goodwear’s mission is to design clothing that will last years. So even if you get bored of a particular design, you can pass it on to someone in near-mint condition.
This brand has a line of sustainable clothing made from hemp fabric. Goodwear realized the positive attributes of hemp fabric. And since the Hemp Farming Act was passed in the U.S., the brand has come up with t-shirts for adults and kids made from this fabric.
Price Range: $30 – $70
Patagonia, as a brand, stands for environmental and social justice. The brand is vocal about indigenous rights, biodiversity loss, and has a self-imposed Earth tax of 1%. It has partnered with numerous activists to be a catalyst for change.
64% of the fabric used by Patagonia is recycled. Any virgin fabric is organically and responsibly cultivated. Hemp fabric is a part of the brand’s line-up of materials used.
Hemp is a very breathable fabric. It is used by Patagonia, to make t-shirts, shorts, jumpsuits, and more comfortable clothing.
Price Range: $40 – $200
Valani is a vegan fashion brand that encourages a sustainable lifestyle. The brand makes clothes exclusively for women with hemp, banana, and Tencel fabric. All these materials are grown in an eco-friendly way and give more back to the Earth than they take away.
Valani employs women in Tamil Nadu, India, encouraging women’s empowerment. Further, it donates 10% of profits to organizations working on animal, environmental, and female rights. The brand also pledges to plant a tree for every garment sold.
You would think an outfit made from a fabric like hemp would be plain and drab. Valani breaks this expectation. The designs are extremely feminine and flowy and in keeping with the changes in fashion.
Price Range: $100 – $400
Mara Hoffman is intent on only working with fabrics that are responsibly sourced. It prioritizes recycled and organically made fabrics like hemp, recycled nylon and polyester, and linen.
Hemp was first debuted in Mara Hoffman’s 2018 Spring collection. This was the year hemp cultivation was made legal in the U.S. The line boasts of business-casual designer wear. It has tops, pants, dresses, and jackets. The garments are wearable, while also having a fun twist to them.
The brand is associated with numerous welfare organizations like Canopy and Earth Matter. Besides this, it has responsible practices within its own functioning. It works towards artisan advancement and minimal energy usage.
Price Range: $100 – $400
As apparent by the name, this brand plants 10 trees for every piece of clothing sold. TenTree aims to plant 1 billion trees by 2030. The brand soon realized that planting trees was not the only way to do good for the earth.
TenTree adopted the use of ethical and eco-friendly materials like hemp, organic cotton, Tencel, and recycled polyester. It is also committed to replacing single-use plastic packaging with more sustainable options.
TenTree uses hemp in making wallets, t-shirts, hats, tunics, and shorts. The items are very fashionable and can be dressed up or dressed down to your personal taste.
Price Range: $20 – $70
The brand’s name translates to ‘Green Love’. As the name suggests, the brand is focused on giving back to the earth with various practices. For every tee you buy, Amour Vert plants a tree.
To reduce waste, Amour Vert makes very limited quantities of each garment. It also uses compostable bags for storing and shipping its products.
Besides this, it uses materials that are sourced ethically, like Tencel, organic silks, and hemp.
Amour Vert uses hemp to add artistic touches to the clothes. It uses hemp in buttons and closures.
Price Range: $150 – $200
Inclusivity and social responsibility are two key factors to the clothing prAna designs. It focuses on using sustainable material including hemp and bluesign® certified fabrics. This certification ensures no harmful substances are included in the fabric-making process.
Besides using sustainable raw materials, the organization also focuses on animal welfare and other responsible practices.
prAna has hemp clothing for both men and women. The line features comfortable, yet fashionable articles like tops, shirts, shorts, skirts, and much more. The designs are extremely inclusive for people of all shapes.
Price Range: $40 – $100
Tact and Stone is a brand that fuses style and sustainability in fashion. It realized the necessity for responsible clothing that went beyond being merely sustainable. It wanted to use regenerative raw materials that had the least environmental and social impact.
While shopping, customers get to see exactly how much water they are saving by buying a particular product. The brand makes clothes exclusively for men.
Tact And Stone has taken advantage of the comfortable fabric that hemp is to make t-shirts.
Price Range: $50 – $70
Bohempia is a footwear, apparel, and accessory brand that uses only hemp to make its products. The brand works with the goal of encouraging environmental and social sustainability.
Hemp is a naturally anti-microbial, hypoallergenic, and moisture-wicking material. These properties are highly desirable in footwear products. This makes Bohempia shoes a must-have in your wardrobe.
Besides that, Bohempia also makes t-shirts, socks, bags, boxers, and more. All the designs are simple and minimalistic, making them suitable for everyone.
Price Range: $30 – $150
BEWUSST is a Germany-based brand that uses 100% hemp to make clothes. The fabric used is pure and untreated.
The “fine electrical voltage level” of 100% hemp fiber and human skin is identical. This makes the fabric relaxing to the wearer. Hemp fibers have an extremely high oxygen content which prevents the growth of anaerobic bacteria. This property makes the fabric ideal for making underwear.
BEWUSST does not use any harsh chemicals or toxins to treat the fibers. All dyes are plant-based and easy on your skin. The store sells everything from underwear, t-shirts, bottom wear to even hemp tea.
Price Range: $10 – $200
Seeker is a brand that aims to bring the comfort and thoughtfulness of traditional designs into the timelessness of modern silhouettes.
It does this by mixing organic cotton and hemp, with the occasional silk to make hip designs. The brand ethically sources the raw materials to bring you a responsible wardrobe. The designs are very minimal and modern and inclusive for all sizes, genders, and races.
Seeker makes t-shirts, jumpsuits, pants, shirts, and also thermal wear. All the clothes are designed to be fashionable and casual-wear.
Price Range: $30 – $150
Taylor Stitch is an exclusive men’s clothing brand that stands for responsibility in every step of the clothes’ construction. The brand designs clothes that are meant to be durable.
Taylor Stitch uses recycled and ethically sourced materials including hemp and recycled denim. The brand, further, works hard to ensure its workers are taken care of. It has also partnered with local volunteering organizations to help in any way it can.
The hemp collection has tees, shirts, shorts, and other comfort wear. The fabric, being extremely durable and soft, is a closet must-have.
Price Range: $35 – $135
Start small in your quest for a sustainable closet. Build your way up with these brands.