We choose to use hemp for its environmentally friendly properties as well as its durability and drape. Often used as a blend with linen or GOTS certified organic cotton, hemp adds durability and softens with every wear. Our hemp fabric blended with GOTS cotton holds the Organic 100 Content Standard awarded to blended fabrics to verify the organically grown content. Hemp from the Cannabis sativa plant, is considered to be one of the most environmentally friendly fabrics and is naturally pest resistant therefore requires a very limited application of pesticide or fertiliser, growing quickly using very little water. It is estimated to use 50% less water than cotton to grow. Hemp also has regenerative properties, restoring the soil instead of degrading it. The soil is replenished with nutrients from the leaves that drop while the plant matures. Hemp feels like a new linen, softening with each wash and wear.