The Power of Hemp: How Our Bodies, Economies & Ecologies Benefit
Hemp is an incredible plant. So is the bed linen made from it.
This fabric is so unbelievably versatile you could compile a whole list of the benefits it offers - from health and antimicrobial properties, to sleep quality, to reduced ecological damage and increased sustainability, as well as a myriad of economic and social benefits to growers and manufacturers from all over the world.
So that is exactly what we are going to do.
Below is just a handful of the powerful benefits hemp bed sheets bring to our bodies, our ecologies and our economies.
It’s been well documented how the hemp plant, through teas, oils and medications, has many benefits to our health.
Naturally, hemp has superior breathability to other textiles, making it more antimicrobial and attracting less bacteria. This means healthier skin from sleeping on cleaner, more hygienic pillowcases and sheets.
Hemp’s incredible thermal properties also improve quality of sleep.
Less oil and dirt on our skin, less germs in our beds, and better quality of comfort and sleep.
Wrap us up in some hemp sheets this instant!
Traditional mainstream fabrics such as cotton and polyester have a range of negative impacts on the environment. They use up enormous amounts of water, pollute waterways, degrade soil and farmland, and create microplastics that last hundreds of years. Yuck.
Hemp provides a fantastic alternative at a time where the climate crisis is at a critical point. The hemp plant uses only a third of the water of cotton when growing, while increasing fabric output by more than 220%.
It requires no pesticides or harmful chemicals in the manufacturing process, meaning no pollution of nearby waterways due to runoff and wastage.
Along with being one of the most durable and long-lasting textiles, hemp is a 100% natural fibre and is completely biodegradable.
Growing hemp is also far better for the soil, farmland and forests it is grown near. It requires significantly less CO2 to produce than cotton or polyester, decreasing our manufacturing impact on climate change.
It won’t rot in landfill forever, it won’t breakdown into microplastics, it won’t pollute the planet. How good is that.
Hemp’s Economic and Social Impact
This is all enticing enough already, but hemp gets even better than that still.
In addition to being a healthier fabric for our bodies and our ecosystems, hemp manufacturing has been reaping significant social and economic benefits for growers and their communities.
Because it is so durable, hemp can be grown in a wide-range of areas, climates and locations with fewer resources. This means farmers in harsh or arid areas can still create thriving hemp farms that can bring in income to them and their families. It also allows farmers to spend less money on irrigation, as it is incredibly efficient in its water use.
Economists predict that demand for a range of hemp products - such as fabric, CBD oil, hempcrete sheets, fuel and even hemp paper will only rise exponentially as the demand for sustainable materials booms.
As it is a reasonably cheap and easy plant to grow, this means many small farmers from all around the world can benefit economically for years to come, as hemp can be in demand in so many different industries.
An economy that demands sustainability will be prime for hemp to thrive. Many communities stand to gain enormously from a thriving hemp industry, and this is only set to grow in the future.
The Bottom Line - Economic + The balance of us and our mother nature = The Circular Economy / The Greenest Economy
Society has so much to gain from proper investment into hemp and its wide range of uses.
People, planet and economy stand to benefit enormously from a sustainable future.
Not only can we be healthier as individuals, we will leave less of an ecological footprint on our planet, and many communities and families can benefit financially from a thriving hemp industry.
Sounds wonderful sounds counter to what we have been told for years, though Jo Dope has faith, we believe that hemp will be one of the modern day saviours, and we will contribute with your support, to promote hemp bed sheets and linen eternally.
Bring the difference to your bedroom!
Shop our full range of high-quality, 100% sustainable hemp bedding sets. Your body, planet, and sleep quality will be better for it!
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