In our search for alternatives to cotton, which is a natural material of course, but which requires an enormous amount of pesticides in conventional cultivation, some interesting alternatives are popping up. Or “popping up”, it’s not exactly as if they haven’t been around, but they now receive attention as environmentally-friendly alternatives.
Hemp is one of these materials. I came across a whole range of nice-looking hemp products on the website of SativaBags. “We believe that good living shouldn’t cost the earth. Our range of earth-friendly products combines sustainable resources like hemp with great quality and fresh style”. Sounds good to me! But what’s so great about hemp? Time to do a bit of reasearch!
One of the places I know hemp from, is from the hemp museum (or hash museum) in Amsterdam. Yes, yes, I know most of you will make the connection to cannabis & Amsterdam and think of something totally unsustainable when I say this, but trust me, there’s much more both to Amsterdam and hemp!
This is what I learn:
- Hemp is one of the earliest domesticated plants known and the oldest known examples of woven material are made from hemp ( so there you go, not really looking for “new” alternatives to cotton!).
- Hemp is an environmentally-friendly crop as it requires few pesticides.
- Hemp grows fast, also making it environmentally-friendly to use!
Now, if you manage to combine this with good style, it sounds like a winning concept to me!
Check out some of the offers at SativaBags:
If you want to learn more about both hemp and how Sativa works, you can check out their blog: http://www.sativabags.com/hemp-blog/.