Hemp That... How Hemp Can Shape Your Sustainable Lifestyle Needs
Hemp has always been seen as the cornerstone of sustainability.
Hemp based products have always acted a as signal to the world that you are embracing a sustainable lifestyle, the only problem is that many of us still associate hemp with burlap sacks and bad interpretations of boho chic.
Although hemp in the fashion world has never been perceived as the most fashion forward thing, you hardy ever hear people saying ‘omg, just where did you buy that hemp bag?! I HAVE to have one!’, there is no denying that hemp has huge environmental benefits. Hemp is well known not only as a highly sustainable material but also as a low impact material on environment, as it uses fewer chemicals and water during production, making it better option than organic cotton.
We know that some of you are probably still thinking that there is still no way that you could bring yourself to shop hemp because of all the fashion faux pas that it represents, which is why we are sharing with you some other ways that you can incorporate hemp into your lifestyle.
1. Hemp as food
Hemp seeds are super nutritious and can be processed in a variety of ways such as into oils or flour, making it even easier to incorporate hemp into your diet to give your meals an extra nutritional kick. Hemp seeds are one of the best sources of vegetable protein, so if you're anything like us and love finding new ways to add some extra protein into a vegetarian diet, then hemp is for you. One of our favourite ways to use hemp seed is in high energy protein balls, which provide the perfect pick me up snack on a long day.
2. Hemp for body care
As well as using hemp oil in your cooking, you can also use it on your skin. Hemp oil is extremely moisturizing and contains essential fatty acids that help to replenish skin. If you’ve shied away from using oil moisturisers in the past for the fear of feeling too greasy, we recommend that massage the oil into your skin during your shower and then towel off before getting dressed. This way you get your moisture fix without feeling too oily or transferring oil residue to your clothes.
3. Hemp for clothes (wait…hear us out)
We know that hemp clothes don’t have the best reputation but we aim to change the way you see them in the hope that you’ll maybe reconsider wearing that hemp top in your wardrobe after all. By now you already know that hemp is the perfect environmental candidate; requires less chemicals and water, grows in a variety of environments and is cost effective but we know its going to take more than that to convince you to actually buy it. That’s why we’ve done the hard work for you and narrowed down some stylish brands not only use hemp but have made hemp fashionable and dare we say it, desirable! Check out the pictures below to see our go to brands to fulfil our hemp based fashion needs.
4. Hemp for paper
For those of you who really want to impress and live a totally green lifestyle, this one is for you. Hemp paper is naturally acid free and because of its high cellulose content produces up to x4 as much pulp per acre than trees, which means you're essentially getting more bang for your buck than you would with traditional paper. Plus, hemp processing requires less energy and fewer chemicals than conventional methods. With all the environmental benefits that hemp offers, now is the time to give your stationary collection a real ‘hemp over’!