To put it simply, hemp is a different variety of the cannabis plant, therefore it possesses different qualities than the marijuana variety. Marijuana typically contains upwards of 25% THC whilst hemp contains less than 1%, making it useless when smoked for a high.
A big mistake a lot of people make is that they try and be 100% sustainable from the start. However, this increases the likelihood of giving up on your sustainable journey. It is believed that the need to be perfect when trying to live better comes from the fear of being scrutinised by others, but doing your bit helps, no matter if it’s big or small.
It is important to note that it is impossible for fast fashion to be sustainable. The rate in which clothes are produced and distributed promote a throwaway mentality of excessive consumption, causing a quick ever-changing of trends, the rapid growth of cheap collections, and mass production of waste as we are throwing away more clothes into landfill than we ever have before.
It can be challenging to know where to begin when taking steps towards building a sustainable wardrobe. Fast-fashion and high street chain stores are a lot more readily available to us and most of them seem to be a convenient and sometimes cheaper option. The good news is, shopping for ethical fashion isn’t all about ditching the shopping mall and your favourite stores altogether, you’d be surprised to know that many brands are now introducing recycling, eco-friendly materials and ethical manufacturing to their practices. If you feel unsure about a particular brand, the best thing to do straight away is to check what materials the garment is made from. Fabrics like linen, hemp and organic cotton are renewable, recyclable and biodegradable materials...