A Spotlight On…Hemp
If you’re reading this, then like us, you’re probably looking for ways to live more sustainably, be kinder to our planet and make better choices about the things you consume. So let us introduce you to our wonderful 100% Organic Hemp Bed Sheets. They’ve been around for a little while, but we wanted to put them centre stage and shout about just how tremendous they are.
What’s the big deal?
Our hemp sheets look and feel like linen, but hemp is the golden child of fabrics with its fabulous eco credentials. Recognised as one of the world’s most sustainable plants, hemp grows quickly, yields twice the amount of fibre as cotton, doesn’t require any chemicals or pesticides for its growth and uses much less water. We think you’ll agree that all-in-all hemp is pretty perfect.
Why is it great for your bed?
Aside from it being the most excellent choice for the eco-conscious sleeper, there are sooo many fabulous things which make it perfect for bed linen. We love a list, so here’s a really good one about all the fantastic properties it has:
- It’s breathable. Ideal for bedtimes, meaning it’ll keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. No more hanging a leg out of bed in summer or snuggling together like penguins in winter.
- It holds natural antibacterial and antiviral properties so it’s particularly great for those of us with asthma, allergies, or skin conditions.
- It’s resilient to dirt (hurrah).
- It’s soft and silky to touch. So, it’s miles away from the stiff, scratchy fabric you might have imagined it to be.
- It’s biodegradable and will decompose naturally in soil, so once it’s past its best in many many many years to come you won’t have to worry about it going to landfill.
What’s special about our Hemp?
We searched long and hard to find the perfect hemp for your sheets and we’re delighted to have found the perfect certified organic solution. Not only have we ensured that the fibres are of the highest quality but as with all our bed linen we’ve done our homework to be certain that the entire textile supply chain is up to scratch too. We only want to work with the best suppliers and make sure everyone along the way to is treated and paid fairly, so we think you’ll agree that this is a big green tick.
How to care for it
It might be a superhero fabric but don’t worry there’s nothing high maintenance when it comes to washing. Pop in your machine at 40 degrees, hang on your washing line or drape over your airer and ta-dah, jobs a good ‘en. If you like ironing then go for it, but if you prefer a more relaxed look to your bed (we’re big fans of that here) then pop straight on your bed and drift off for the comfiest of sleeps. Just like linen and your favourite jeans, hemp gets softer over time, so we promise your hemp sheets will be an everlasting love.