All about hemp
This is our hemp knowledge base! It contains all the information we've collected about hemp, complete with sources and articles.
Learn why we make our underwear with hemp, and how it's better for people and planet.
Hemp absorbs carbon faster than trees
Hemp is friendly to bees and pollinators
Hemp flowers from July to September, (when other plants usually don't) providing much needed pollen for pollinators.
Hemp uses 80% less water than cotton
Hemp can grow in almost any climate, whereas cotton is usually grown in water-scarce regions.
Hemp is stronger than steel
Being strong is an incredible pro for a clothing fabric. It means the clothing lasts longer, so you don’t need to buy as often.
It doesn’t develop holes or pilling the way cotton or polyester might.
Hemp is naturally antimicrobial and antifungal
Fight the yeast infection without the prescription! Where polyester traps bacteria near your skin, hemp actively gets rid of that nasty buildup.
This study found hemp even reduced the Candida fungus, which is responsible for those dreaded yeast infections.
Hemp is more breathable than cotton
When compared with just cotton, a cotton and hemp fabric blend is around 25% more breathable.
Another reason to choose hemp underwear over pure cotton.
Hemp wicks moisture at a higher rate than cotton
If you work out a lot or do anything that requires sweating, hemp underwear is a great choice.
This study found that a hemp and cotton blend was 25% more breathable than pure cotton fabric.
Hemp gets softer with each wash and wear
This is anecdotal, and there haven't been any studies done on it, but it's worth mentioning.
Far from being a scratchy fabric, hemp (especially when blended with cotton) is a wonderfully soft and butter fabric.
It also gets softer as you wash and wear it. It's truly magical.
Hemp is UV-protective
If you want to wear your hemp underwear to the beach, you can rest assured that your areas will be protected from the sun.
Hemp offers superior UV protection (50+) according to this study.