Hemp is a natural fibre with a low environmental impact. Its cultivation doesn’t require pesticides, synthetic fertilizers or GMO seeds and has been shown to actively improve soil fertility. Fabric made from hemp is extremely durable and has a linen-like feel. A wonderful sustainable alternative to cotton, hemp may well be the crop of the future. Patagonia have made a short film documenting the journey of this sustainable fibre, so if you’re interested in finding out more, look no further:

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