More about hemp
Hemp clothing is said to be 4-5 times warmer than cotton (much cooler also, due to the excellent breathability and wicking properties). Hemp fibres are additionally more durable than cotton and flame retardant and anti-microbial. Manymonths uses a blend of 55% hemp/45% organic cotton for softness and best comfort from the start.
For hot weather, choose... ...roomy clothing - not tight fitting - feels much cooler. (The ManyMonths ECO Hempies Mandarin Collar Shirt and Slouchy Trousers have been designed with this in mind.) ...light or colourful (not dark) clothing as they reflect heat rather than absorb it. ...light or medium knits like jersey or woven fabrics made of 100% natural fibres. ...fabric with hemp as it has an open cell structure/hollow fibres which allows the fabric to breath and keep you cool in warmer climates. In cooler weather, the open cells act as an insulator.
Additionally to consider... ...hemp is seen as the strongest natural fibre available and it doesn't stretch out. ...the lifespan of hemp is the longest of all natural fibres. ...hemp has excellent moisture retention. ...hemp is breathable. ...hemp has anti-bacterial properties. (less smelly) ...hemp becomes softer wash by wash. Manymonths has combined it with organic cotton (55% hemp/45% organic cotton) and prewashed all fabrics twice to make them comfortable from the start. ...hemp offers natural UV-protection. ...hemp is is naturally resistant to moths and other insects. ...hemp is hypoallergenic.