Hemp and Cotton

As you may have read in our previous blog post we have added a trendy new autumn collection to our website. The new range features many must haves from handwarmers to bags. Many of our new items are made from cotton and hemp. These two fabrics have many advantages not just in style but also in durability, green properties and more. Today we want to share with you these amazing fabrics and why you need hemp and cotton items.

Hemp

Hemp crops need little water to grow and do not need pesticides. This crop is great for the planet and has many uses. The use of hemp to manufacture clothing and accessories is on the rise because hemp has many benefits and these include:

  • Hemp dyes easily and holds colored dye very well
  • Clothing made from help is breathable. Hemp can release perspiration
  • Hemp will resist mildew and mold
  • As it gets washed and worn the hemp fabric gets softer
  • Hemp clothing does not need dry cleaning

Cotton

Cotton can be grown without pesticides and fertilizers. Organic cotton uses less water and is better for the people working with it.  Cotton is a very popular fabric for clothing and more. Many stores are now using organic cotton so the shoppers get the fabric they want while the farmers, manufactures and more work with safer and more cost effective material. The benefits of cotton include:

  • Cotton controls moisture well. It is absorbent and takes moisture away from the skin. It can absorb a lot of liquid before it begins to feel damp.
  • Cotton is good for all weather and seasons. It will keep you warm in the cold and cool in the warm weather. It is a fabric that insulates well.
  • Cotton is great for people with skin allergies. It is hypoallergenic and will not cause any irritation to the skin.
  • Many people who wear cotton love how soft and comfortable it is.
  • The fabric is very strong, durable and will last through lots of hot washes.

Now you know the benefits to each fabric. If you are looking for new autumn pieces that are stylish, long lasting and eco-friendly then hemp and cotton is what you should look for. At EarthDivas we have an awesome new collection of products featuring these fabrics. Take a look at some of our favourites.

Go to the website to order and to see the rest of our new collection. Not only will you get a fall essential you will also be helping small businesses thrive. As you may know EarthDivas works with artisans in Nepal who make these products. All profits on the products go straight back to the hardworking crafters and will help them create a long-lasting business.

If you would like to hear more about the work in Nepal you can go to our Facebook page or you can read about some of the artisans we work with on the blog. Thank you for the continued support. Together we can make a difference

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