When it comes to sustainability and the fashion industry the two are discussed by individuals who seek change and protection of the environment. The fashion industry is a billion-trillion dollar market globally and unfortunately it is also responsible for more annual carbon emissions than all international flights and maritime shipping combined. Another impact it has is on our water pollution and supply.
Fashion and environmental safety can come together for a better and brighter future for generations to come and these hemp brands are doing their part to make sure that happens. Back in 1938 Popular Mechanics magazine proclaimed hemp to be, “The new billion dollar crop,” stating that it could, “Be used to produce more than 25,000 products.” That long list included textiles for clothing. A remarkable find at the time, but unfortunately due to hemps relation to cannabis the two were categorized unfairly and prohibited for some while.
Now, with the benefits of hemp and cannabis being more widely recognized, we are able to reexamine what saving the planet might actually look like.
No matter your personal style, or the climate that you live in, you will be sure to find one of these brands to fit your wardrobe needs.
JUNGMAVEN grew from roots of simplicity and sustainability. In the early ’90’s JUNGMAVEN founder, Robert Jungmann, became passionate about putting a stop to clear-cutting practices that devastate the planet– and knew growing hemp offered a solution to this, as well as to many other environmental issues. At that time, hemp was not considered fashion, and Rob’s concept to design a high-quality hemp tee was born from a determination to get the industry and the public to recognize both hemp’s massive potential to heal the planet and to become a fashion-forward textile.
Line: Men’s, Women’s, Unisex, Kids, Home
Waterproof hemp shoes that are super lightweight and durable. In order to make this planet a better place, 8000 Kicks took a 360º approach to define their own responsibility as a business. This means empowering customers to opt-in for a more sustainable lifestyle by providing a superior eco friendly footwear solution. It means looking to their own footprint but also their partners’, to minimize their carbon emissions. It means caring to protect the most needed members of the community, by providing comfortable and durable hemp products.
Line: Men, Women, Accessories
Wama’s mission is to pioneer the hemp underwear industry by making the best hemp undies in the world and constantly improving the fit, function and design. During this process they hope to bring more awareness to hemp as an option for clothing, especially underwear.
As they were studying hemp textiles they learned that hemp fabric has many benefits like being naturally anti-bacterial, super soft and breathable. They quickly realized that the best application for hemp fabric would be hemp underwear and that’s how WAMA was born.
Wama is obsessed with every detail from the stitches, pattern pieces, colors and overall design. Their desire is that everyone’s first experience with hemp underwear to be nothing short of amazing!
Line: Men, Women
Dedicated to bringing the awareness of conscious consumption, honoring and preserving the old traditional crafts and skills and supporting rural and tribal populations around the world. Primitive Tribal Craft started while traveling the world, encountering fascinating lands, people, communities and their arts and crafts. They wanting to support them, keep a taste of that magic and share it with the rest of the world. Seeking to alive these skills that are fading away in our modern world. It was in their hearts to find a way of supporting the preservation of these ancient crafts, bringing awareness to the modern world about it and helping these societies to sustain.
For Primitive Tribal Craft it’s not about clothing but being a channel for evolving deeper consciousness, growth, kindness and love to all beings and the planet. They share deep passion for ideology – human rights, animals rights, environmental awareness – love to the earth and all beings. Their creations are different and break the tailored look – a lot of asymmetry, fraying, patches and tears. A combination of the ancient and modern world.
Line: Men, Women, Children, Accessories, Jewelry
HOODLAB is a family owned and operated Hemp Concept Boutique & World Hemp Agent. Located in Denver, Colorado they produce insulated outerwear as well as year round fashion options. Being in a city of dog lovers, they were inspired to create the same durable jackets for pets.
Line: Men, Women, Dogs
Seeker is a gender inclusive, age inclusive elevated hemp cotton clothing collection inspired by eastern cultures uniquely designed with western silhouettes. Built around a core of richly textured organic sustainable sourced hemp and cotton, with occasional touches of silk, Seeker blends earthly materials with an otherworldly minimalism.
Line: Men, Women
Recreator was founded with the intention of maximizing the beneficial effects of industrial hemp on the globe by featuring hemp fiber in their apparel line. Since 2012, their vision has remained true to cultivating key relationships in the hemp fiber supply chain in the United States and abroad. They ensure that the hemp they source from the international market is produced with sound ecological principles, while they work with U.S. farmers and processors to develop new methods to grow and mill hemp fabrics stateside–from Seed to Stitch.
Patagonia, Inc. is an American clothing company that markets and sells outdoor clothing. The company was founded by Yvon Chouinard in 1973 and is based in Ventura, California. They have hundreds of stores in 10+ countries across 5 continents, as well as factories in 16 countries.
The hemp they use in their products is grown in partnership with suppliers that use sophisticated processing techniques that minimize waste. They have developed unique performance materials by blending their hemp with organic cotton, recycled polyester and TENCEL™ lyocell.
Line: Men, Women, Children, Travel, Industrial
Shanti Sutra was created by Shantell Harpster, who started with patchwork and moved towards more advanced sewing techniques. Shantell was able to hone in her refined style and skillset and found joy in creating unique hemp wear. This ignited a deep love of organic clothing, and inevitably lead her to create her own earth inspired palette while learning to hand dye on her own. She now creates her wearable art in Denver, Colorado where she finds inspiration around every corner.
Her goal is to empower all body types, genders and styles to freely express themselves with confidence. She aims to be as environmentally friendly as possible while still producing a consistent and quality product. Shanti Sutra apparel is unique because it sets itself apart from the crowd. Rest assured that you’ll stand out in any of these well thought out and executed designs.
Hempy’s has been a pioneering force in hemp clothing for over twenty five years. What started as a simple idea for a reusable hemp bag for surfboard wax in San Diego California has grown into one of the oldest and most well known hemp clothing brands in the country.
At Hempy’s they believe in making beautiful, sustainable, and healthy hemp clothing while being a force for positive change on the planet.
Line: Men, Women, Accessories, Home, Pets
Tact & Stone was born out of necessity. They believe it’s their responsibility to rethink the way clothes are designed, made, and consumed. Their mission is to: CHANGE MORE THAN YOUR WARDROBE. They strive to be the best option for thoughtfully designed garments with style and purpose. Tack & Stone wants to make it easy for every person to express their individuality through style while having a positive impact. They want you to look good, feel good, and do good.
Sweet Skins is a minority women owned eco-clothing company. Using the latest and greatest in ecologically sound fibers and conscious clothing manufacturing; fabrics like eco-fleece, hemp, organic cottons and wool for their low impact processing and superior texture and quality. Dyes are low impact and everything from fabric scraps to paper products are recycled or reused.
Line: Women, Baby, Jewelry
Article By K. Crystal Carter
K. Crystal Carter is a cryptocurrency and blockchain enthusiast who is originally from Oakland, California. She has 7.5 years of experience in the financial industry, and 6 years of being a cannabis hydroponics grow director and cannabis advocate at local City Hall meetings. She currently resides in Las Vegas as one of the lead Earthy Realist team members.
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