When it comes to hemp and marijuana, hemp is definitely the more sustainable option. Hemp has some great features as it is resistant to bugs and therefore doesn’t need and pesticides and it also can help regenerate soil. Hemp is also carbon negative, biodegradeable and can be grown anyway. However, there are some negatives of hemp as the fabric comes from Romania or China, it has a much higher maintenace than other produces and it is a rougher, less comfortable fiber. At the end of the day, hemp is still helping us move towards a more sustainable future when compared to marijuana.
- Most synthetic fibers that we have grown accustomed to actually are derived from fossil fuel sources.
- These would include popular fabrics like polyester, nylon, acrylic and rayon.
- When viewed against these petroleum-sourced textiles, or the alternative of GMO cotton, it’s clear that hemp is a more environmentally friendly choice
“In reality, the movement away from petroleum-based products can’t happen overnight as many of the world’s industries are essentially propped up on the use of crude oil.”