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Slow fashion is being accepted and adopted globally, driving designers and innovators to find eco-friendly alternatives to make durable clothes. A host of options are available, like organic cotton, hemp, and bamboo fabric, to create sustainable material.

Hemp and cotton fabric are undoubtedly the forerunners in the competition. Everyone knows cotton is a crop and fiber plant—wherein the fruit ‘cottonseed’ frees cotton fibers when ripened—but less is known about hemp fabric. This fabric is developed from long strands of yarn derived from the hemp plant stalk through ‘retting.’ These fibers are spun together to form a continuous thread further woven into a fabric. Lately, both yarns have been woven together to create unparalleled fabric quality that has multiple benefits for the wearer and the environment.

If you’re wondering whether to buy cotton yoga pants, pure hemp yoga pants, or one that has both hemp and cotton fabric, we will help you make up your mind. This blog discusses the benefits of wearing mixed fabric (hemp and cotton) clothing.

Cotton has comfortability, and hemp has endurance!

Anyone can vouch for cotton when it comes to comfort, and hemp has a higher endurance level. Cotton fabric, as it ages, gets more comfortable, but the same can’t be said for its fabric quality, which brings softness with every wash. On the other hand, hemp fabric’s endurance and tensile strength are far stronger than cotton. Cotton fibers blend well with hemp, which adds to the stability and power of the former. The resultant fabric is stronger, shrinks less, and retains the dye longer than pure cotton fabric. This simply means the resulting material gets the best of both yarns!

Our athleisure collection is made from cotton and hemp blend fabric, which makes them idle for yoga clothing more than traditional cotton yoga clothing.

Cotton has high-moisture absorption ability, and hemp has antimicrobial properties!

Cotton’s popularity is due to its breathability, which makes it comfortable to wear, especially during summer. Also, cotton eliminates odor from the body with moisture wicking. Hemp, on the other hand, has another feature of antibacterial properties that prevents mold and fungi growth, which is not the case with cotton. When woven together, the mixed fabric delivers antimicrobial properties with fast sweat-absorption capacity, a must-have feature in athleisure wear or sportswear apt for a ‘sweat session.’

The mixed fabric uses less cotton and thus requires less water requirements to grow!

Studies suggest that one pound of cotton almost requires 1400 gallons of water, while the same amount of hemp can be cultivated with nearly half the amount of water! Using mixed fabric requires less cotton to make the blended clothing and thus results in less water consumption to grow the crop. This awareness allows the wearer to buy blended fabric clothing guiltlessly, as their purchasing decision adds to environmental conservation.

Let’s briefly discuss how hemp & cotton mixed fabric benefits your health and environment.

Benefits of using mixed fabric
  • It safeguards your skin against harmful UV rays by naturally filtering the light.
  • It prevents bacterial or fungal growth and has optimal breathing capacity.
  • It doesn’t erode on multiple washing and can last you for a longer time.
  • It can retain color more than any existing natural fabric.
  • As mentioned earlier, it helps humanity to save water. Usually, it can be fed and grown with rainwater.
  • It feels super soft against our skin, which grows more comfortable with every wear!
Final Thought

Slow fashion, sustainable fabric, and eco-conscious purchase decisions can literally work in everyone’s favor. Asatre thrives on working on these philosophies and meeting the expected standard. Our athleisure collection has a mix of hemp, cotton, and spandex that makes it more resistant, long-lasting, and remains ‘new like’ even upon many washes.

Explore the product section on our website for hemp clothing items like yoga pants, t-shirts, hoodies, shorts, socks, hemp-oil-infused soaps, and more.

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The Benefits of Wearing Hemp Clothing For Working Out

Sustainably designed hemp clothing is breaking down the stigmas and misunderstandings around the hemp plant. Getting hemp from the field to store shelves is a more sustainable and environmentally sound alternative to most fabrics.

Asatre Hemp Leggings
Asatre Hemp Leggings

But is hemp good for activewear? Besides being a loveable, sustainable crop that nourishes the earth, hemp fabric is comfortable, long-lasting, and moisture resistant. Blends of cotton and hemp are especially popular for ultra-comfortable athletic wear. Hemp clothing is perfect for hitting the gym, hiking, biking, yoga, going to Target – whatever working out means to you.

From hemp leggings to hemp athletic shorts, learn why this eco-friendly miracle fabric is taking over the wonderful world of athleisure.

But First, What Does Hemp Feel Like?

Hemp clothing is light, faster drying, and less absorbing. It feels like a combination of soft cotton and brushed linen. The fabric is delightfully smooth on the skin and gets softer with each wear.

10 Fantastic Benefits of Eco-Friendly Hemp Activewear

It was hard to narrow it down, but here are the top 10 reasons why hemp is making an impact in sportswear.

Hemp and Organic Cotton Fleece Shorts - Orange
Hemp and Organic Cotton Fleece Shorts – Orange
  1. UV Protectant

Hemp is naturally UV protective. Whenever you’re in the sun, you want to make sure your clothes are UV protectant to prevent pesky sunburns.

The sun’s rays are unable to penetrate through the material. So next time you’re heading outside for a workout, defend your skin with Hemp Yoga Shorts or an ultra-soft Hemp T-Shirt.

  1. Water Absorbent

Staying dry can be tricky during an intense workout. However, hemp fibers are highly porous, making hemp one of the most water-absorbent fabrics out there.

Hemp clothing isn’t just great for keeping you fresh & dry at the gym. Wear it on a rainy day to help protect your skin from moisture.

  1. Highly Antimicrobial

Hemp is a naturally antimicrobial fabric, meaning it offers protection against bacteria, mold, and other hazardous microbes – aka what gives your clothing that funky smell.

Hemp clothing stays smelling good for longer. Forgo the dreaded “stink zone” next time you’re working up a sweat. The same holds true for your undergarments. Look for Hemp Boxers to keep all of you smelling fresh.

Hemp and Organic Cotton Boxers
Hemp and Organic Cotton Boxers
  1. Durable & Strong
Men's Hemp and Organic Cotton Joggers
Men’s Hemp and Organic Cotton Joggers

We’ve all been there. You leave the house only to notice a hole or tear in your clothing, and there’s no time to turn back. Small kicks and abrasions from natural wear & tear are less likely to cause damage to hemp clothing.

Additionally, hemp is a sturdy material, and unlike other fabrics, hemp is better at keeping its shape.

 

 

  1. Temperature Regulating

Stay comfortable no matter what activity you’re doing or where you live. If you’re into outdoor activities like cycling, hiking, or running, you already know Mother Nature has her own mind.

Hemp fabric is breathable and naturally insulating. Hemp athletic wear is a natural fit for any season.  It helps you feel like you’re in a comfortable room temperature environment, even if you’re hiking down a mountain on a chilly Fall day or going on a Mid-Summer run.

  1. Feels Better Over Time

We all have that one old t-shirt that’s faded thin but feels so soft after countless washes that you can’t part with it. Hemp is like that, but better. Hemp becomes softer and more comfortable as you wash and wear it, without becoming paper-thin or transparent.

  1. Comfortable

Hemp activewear has that quintessential stretch you want in your workout clothes but still gives you the freedom to move freely.

Asatre Hemp Yoga Shorts - Gray
Hemp Yoga Shorts and Tank Top

Try Hemp Leggings or shorts for your next yoga class, coffee run, or intense gym session to remain cool and comfortable.

  1. Eco-friendly & Sustainable

Ok, so this one might not be directly related to helping you crush your next workout, but it’s still worth mentioning. No harsh chemical fertilizers or dangerous pesticides are required to grow or manufacture hemp.

There are so many toxic materials calling our environment home due to pollution and heavy use of chemicals. Synthetic, harmful chemical agents that help plants grow end up lingering in the soil and often make it into waterways. These questionable substances harm our health, planet, and our animal comrades.

  1. Retains Color

Workout clothes get washed often. Help keep your clothes looking better for longer. Remember that hemp is water-resistant? That also means the fabric can better retain color dyes, so you don’t have to worry about your favorite brightly-colored garments fading.

These Hemp Athletic Shorts come in several bright colors that won’t dull or discolor.

Hemp and Organic Cotton Running Athletic Casual Shorts
Hemp and Organic Cotton Running Athletic Casual Shorts
  1. Lasts Longer

An average consumer throws away 70 pounds of clothing per year. That’s a lot of textile waste ending up in landfills. So instead of tossing your clothing items because of damage, switch to a longer-lasting material to cut down on unnecessary waste. Not to mention your wallet will also thank you.

Where To Buy Hemp Clothing For Working Out

It’s important that we think about the clothes and products we buy. Challenge yourself the next time you shop. Ask hard-hitting questions like, “Is this good for me, my family, and my environment?”

Asatre utilizes the eco-friendly and sustainable qualities of hemp to create everyday basics, from hemp leggings to more unique items like hemp dog collars and harnesses.

Asatre Beige Harness
Asatre Beige Harness
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