1 / Hemp
Hemp is a fast-growing crop that requires very little water and no pesticides to thrive, which makes it a sustainable choice. Hemp is derived from the stem of the Cannabis sativa plant (a variety with lower levels of intoxicants than the marijuana plant). Pure hemp mimics the natural weave and movement of linen, and like linen, hemp keeps you warm in winter and cool in summer. It even offers natural UV protection. These qualities make hemp the ideal choice for our everyday basics.
Our hemp fibres are grown in China. Hemp crops grow quickly without irrigation and thrive on rainfall alone, so they use up to 50 per cent less water than cotton crops. We don’t use pesticides or chemical fertilisers and our hemp is certified organic according to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). Once harvested, hemp is left to ferment, a natural process that breaks down the natural pectins in the bark. The pure hemp fibres are then ready to be spun or woven into organic hemp yarn or blended and woven with organic cotton to produce our soft, wearable fabrics.
2 / Organic Cotton
Our organic cotton is also GOTS-certified. Organic cotton is grown without the use of the pesticides and herbicides used in industrial cotton production, which not only reduces the impact on the soil and waterways but is also far safer for cotton farmers. Plus, organic cotton produces almost half the greenhouse gases generated by regular cotton production, reducing its impact on global warming compared with conventional cotton.