So it's a fact we are positively and absolutely crazy about Jungmaven's Baja T-shirts. The Special blend of Hemp and organic cotton is crazy. These T-shirts fit amazingly well and the best part is the feel of them on your skin. They are so damn soft, comfortable and breathable. We just can't get enough of them. So we decided to share with you guys all the reasons that make us go full retard about these T-shirts. Everything starts with the hemp plant used to create the fiber of the T-shirts.
Hemp is a natural fiber. How obvious is that, a plant, 100% natural. That goes without saying. But, there is something even cooler, it's a natural fiber that thrives almost anywhere, with very little impact to the environment.
Hemp is a super clean plant and fabric. Out with all the pesticides, synthetic fertilisers and GMO nonsense. On top of that many hemp-made materials are naturally resistant to mold, mildew and insects. The crop also kills some weeds, purifies soil, and is suitable for rotation use, due not only to its short harvest cycle (120 days). Hemp also has antibacterial and moisture-wicking properties, so it breathes beautifully. Can't get much cleaner than that.
You thought women could do tons of stuff at the same time? Check Hemp. Hemp has over 25,000 reported uses. It can make textiles, rope, beauty products, paper, building materials, biofuel, foods, should we keep going? I think you got the point.
Hemp has got the experience of time behind it. Indeed, it's one of the world's oldest crops in the world. Remnants of hemp cloth from 8,000 B.C. were found in Mesopotamia, where it was used to make tunics and sailcloth.
Now this is where it becomes really cool. Hemp has some restorative effect. A phyto-remediation plant, it restores balance to environments by cleaning the soil, air and water. It was planted at Chernobyl to reduce soil toxicity.
The hemp seed contains a nutrient that’s also in, wait for it, breast milk. Yeah, the seed contains an oil that’s rich in gamma linolenic acid (GLA) and is also found in breast milk. The oil has other omega-3 and 6 fatty acids, too, which makes it healthier than most varieties of vegetable oil.
It gets softer with each wear, and its strong fibers last through loads of washes. Hemp has the strongest (and longest) plant fiber in the world, resistant to rot and abrasion. Because of its strength, hemp fiber can be used for composite materials that could be used to make anything from skateboard decks to car and stealth fighter bodies. Hemp had been used on navy ships to make the ropes of the ships, just to tell you how strong that stuff is.
Hemp has the potential to mitigate climate change by absorbing more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than trees and other plants. Not only could it replace some of the causes of carbon emissions, but hemp can also eliminate carbon emissions. This is due to it having such a high carbon-dioxide uptake that it creates a process called carbon sequestration that captures emissions.
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