Sustainability

  

Naturally, the story of Babble & Hemp is centred upon hemp being an incredibly sustainable fabric with a fascinating history. But many of my friends ask what exactly makes it so sustainable and different to better known fabrics.

 

The Benefits of Hemp Fabric

 

an image of a list explaining what the benefits of hemp fabric are

 

The table below provides an easy to understand overview of how hemp outplays linen and cotton from an environmental point of view.

 

The Benefits of Hemp over Cotton and Linen  

a table explaining how hemp fabric is more sustainable than both cotton and linen

 

Offsetting our carbon footprint by planting trees

 

an icon of a tree being planted in order to show how we plant one tree for every shirt that we sell

 

From a CO2 point of view, hemp is brilliant because it uses no chemicals or pesticides (which are full of carbon) and sucks it out the atmosphere instead. As the popularity of hemp clothing grows, more farmers will grow it. 

We use the method of transport with the lowest carbon footprint - shipping to transport our shirts from our factory. Even this uses a lot of carbon, and in order to make the footprint of our shirts carbon neutral, we plant one tree for every shirt that we sell. 

Explore more here.

 

Minimal Waste

 

an icon showing how we use recycled materials in our packaging

 

As part of our mission to have as small an impact on the earth as possible, we strive to produce as little waste as we can. 

Many premium brands insist on packaging products like a Russian doll, building anticipation and seemingly adding value to the product. However, after those first seconds, the boxes will then end up in landfill or recycling that evening and take a very long time to decompose.

To be as green as possible, our shirts are delivered inside only a recyclable brown paper bag and the shirt accessories such as hang tag and ribbon made from recycled paper.