Hemp vs Cotton
A lot of people have been using Cotton as their go-to fabric for a long period of time, but did you know that there is a better fabric than cotton that you can use?
That fabric is none other than Hemp! Let’s have a look at Hemp and Cotton and why you should make the change!
- One acre of Hemp can produce 1500 pounds of fiber. Cotton on the other hand takes around 3 times the area to produce the same quality
- Hemp requires very little to no pesticide for cultivation, whereas Cotton requires around 16% of the world’s pesticide.
- Hemp is a strong and durable fabric, it lasts for 10 years without any wear and tear. And cotton is a soft material that usually breaks down within 6 to 12 months.
- Hemp is available in varied thicknesses ranging from 100 GSM to 400 GSM making it the ideal material choice for shoes, belts, bags,
- Cotton on the other hand is not that thick of a fabric.
- Hemp is extremely safe, it has inherent antibacterial properties and also protects from UV radiation. However, Cotton has no such qualities.
- Hemp fibers are far more durable and actually soften over time rather than disintegrating like cotton.
- Cotton fabric shrinks over time as it is washed and dried.
4) Water Usage
- Cotton requires 50% more water than Hemp for irrigation.
- Cotton needs water to grow, whereas Hemp can grow in areas where water is scarce
Hemp is the more Eco-friendly, Durable, Sustainable Choice. Tell us what do you think about #SwitchingtoHemp.