It’s often not thought of when buying a new clothing item, but the materials they are made from can impact the sun protection you receive. This is important to consider when going into the summer months when people need stronger protection from the sun.
Recent research from Thought Clothing shows that when compared to some of the other major fabrics used in summer clothing, Hemp clothing emerged as the best when it came to protection from the sun!
The main finding is that Hemp comes out with the strongest UPF at 50+, meaning it provides excellent protection against harmful rays from the sun. Therefore, if you are wearing Hemp on a hot sunny day, it’s going to protect you from those harmful rays as well as save you money on other sun protection measures such as sun cream.
As well as the strong sun ray protection, Hemp is also said to be one of the strongest and most durable of all natural textile materials, which will save you from having to replace your hemp items down the line.
What Are The Most Common Myths Around Hemp?
Thought looked at some of the research around UPF protection for different materials selecting some of the most common that emerged in a range of different studies. In addition to the findings, Thought also offers insight on their site on some of the most common myths around hemp and why it is one of the best materials to use for sustainable yet protective clothing.
1. Hemp clothing is scratchy and uncomfortable
Many people assume that hemp fabric is rough and uncomfortable, but this is a myth. Hemp fibres actually soften with wear and washing, making the fabric more comfortable over time. Additionally, hemp can be blended with other materials such as cotton or silk to create a softer, more luxurious feel.
2. Hemp clothing is expensive
While some high-end hemp clothing brands can be pricey, there are many affordable options available as well. Additionally, because hemp fabric is so durable, it may actually be a more cost-effective option in the long run since it will last longer than other types of clothing.
3. Hemp clothing is illegal
Many people associate hemp with marijuana and assume that hemp clothing is illegal. However, hemp fabric is made from the fibres of the industrial hemp plant, which contains only trace amounts of THC and is legal to grow and use in many countries.
Consider Hemp for Your Summer Dress!
Hemp dresses are a great option for a stylish yet breathable garment that is perfect for both warm days in the UK and summer evenings abroad. In addition to the wearable benefits, hemp is also one of the most sustainable fabrics available.