The best form of recycling: Hemp. Khemp or hemp… An annual, dicotyledonous and herbaceous plant genus belonging to the family Cannabaceae. Hemp: As a crop, it has incredible industrial implications, used to make textiles, oil, food, building material and much more.
Although its homeland is Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent, the fibers found in the stems of this plant, which grows in most of the temperate and tropical regions today, are used in yarn, weaving and fabric production; Did you know that the pulp part is used in paper making? If you don’t know, let’s take you like this, because the benefits of hemp fabric used in the textile industry are endless.
Hemp, unlike cotton, needs very little water to grow
As it grows and multiplies as a plant, it also nourishes the soil it is in without the use of care or pesticides.
With its sustainable structure, the cannabis plant also inspires many products of Bego Jeans. As Bego Jeans, we use hemp in 20% of our products, believing that a sustainable life is possible by using materials and methods that respect nature and human health. As a first in Turkey, we produce jeans that combine hemp with jeans.
Hemp fabric is efficient, long-lasting and durable. Also very comfortable and soft. Although it mainly focuses on clothing, it is possible to come across hemp fabric in every field from clothing to home textile products, from upholstery fabric to curtain making.
So why is the use of cannabis important?
To find the answer to this question, let’s look at the benefits of hemp fabric together.
Helps the environment by reducing carbon
Today, I think we all agree that all industries have to consider their carbon footprint and its effects on global warming, especially considering the environmental events we have been living in recently. Unfortunately, the fashion industry has a huge share in the increasing global warming and environmental problems. The rapidly changing fashion sense brings with it the culture of producing and disposing of clothes that are not good for the world. Hemp clothing can help with this problem because as a product it absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. It uses 80 percent less energy to grow than traditional cotton and absorbs four times more CO2 than trees. 2.5 acres of industrial hempIt can absorb 22 tons of carbon dioxide. For every ton of hemp produced, 1.63 tons of carbon is cleaned from the air, giving this environmental superfibre the lowest ecological footprint of all textiles.
Uses less water
Crops like cotton that we use in our clothes need a lot of irrigation. This puts a strain on our resources, such as fresh water. Since hemp is a plant species that can develop well without the need for intensive irrigation, its water consumption requirement is much less than other crops. That’s why switching to hemp clothing and helping with planting is an excellent way to conserve water. Since the minimum use of chemicals in the environment where hemp grows reduces tree cutting, hemp prevents soil erosion that occurs in the regions where it grows. It should also be noted that most of Bego Jeans products are made of organic cotton.consists of cotton; It is one of the healthiest and most recyclable materials. However, we like to push our limits on the best of the best. That’s why we use 20 percent hemp in our jeans at the highest level possible for now. Due to the properties we have mentioned, we aim to increase the hemp rate in our hemp jeans products, which is a first in Turkey, with the increase in the production, use and legal cultivation – planting – processing areas of hemp . We hope to accelerate this process with the increasing preferences of conscious consumers who care about both environmental conditions and personal health.
Improves soil health
As we mentioned at the beginning of the topic, hemp is a plant that can grow in almost any soil. It does not deprive the soil of its nutrients or other properties. In fact, it helps restore some vital nutrients that may have been lost before. Cannabis, which is resistant to pests by its nature, also does not need fertilizer, because the shedding of the leaves provides sufficient fertilization to the soil. Isn’t it a great recycling?
Hemp is one of the strongest, most durable natural fibers and is 60 percent stronger than cotton. Hemp as a fabric is skin friendly. Thanks to its breathable structure, hemp jeans absorb sweat well. It is fade resistant and does not corrode easily. It retains its shape and color for a long time. It does not wear out for a long time even after multiple washes. Hemp clothing is resistant to UV rays and mildew.
Hemp has antimicrobial properties
In addition to being incredibly durable, hemp fabric also fights against germs. If you have a bad odor, hemp clothes can help. It inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria. Cotton has excellent antimicrobial properties that make it last longer than other textile fibers such as polyester.
Hemp is UV resistant
The high thread count in hemp garments means that the fabric is tightly woven. For this reason, the sun’s rays cannot pass through the material, thus protecting you from the harmful effects of UV rays. If you want to be protected from all kinds of skin problems, including cancer, you can choose hemp clothes with peace of mind.
Bego Jeans produced the first hemp jeans in Turkey
As a brand devoted to sustainable textile products, we hope that what you have read so far explains why Bego Jeans is a pioneer in the use of hemp and why we started the production of hemp jeans, which is a first in Turkey.
Clean fashion is possible!
You can also be a part of the Clean Fashion Movement with Bego Jeans’ Clean Jeans hemp collection, consisting of hemp skirts and hemp shorts, which we produce with all the principles we defend .