PATAGONIA HEMP WEAR
Patagonia is a pretty outdoorsy company. So, why did it take them this long to join the Hemp Revolution?
WHAT IS IRON FORGE HEMP CANVAS?
The fashion brand has created Iron Forge Hemp canvas. The material is blended with recycled polyester and organic cotton. What’s more incredible is that it’s 25% more abrasion resistant than cotton duck canvas. While cotton duck canvas is the industry standard for workwear, Patagonia is trying to give outdoor workers a little more bang for their buck.
PATAGONIA PREMIUM HEMP FASHION
The new line is cut for more outdoor work than mountain climbing. However, the material is priced at a premium. A new Patagonia work jacket can easily cost $200. A new pair of Iron Forge Hemp pants will cost around $80.
WHO BENEFITS FROM PATAGONIA HEMP CLOTHING?
But, what are the benefits of hemp clothing? Other than being lightweight and breathable. Well, other than being able to wick away sweat and water from the clothed individual. Patagonia’s hemp clothing also provides incredible workplace durability that cotton and denim can’t offer. If that isn’t enough, the clothes serve as a great conversation starter to get more consumers talking about hemp.
PATAGONIA SUPPORTS HEMP
Patagonia has also recently partnered with Growing Warriors and the National Hemp Association to show how military vets can make the move to growing hemp.
Patagonia is also doing its part to support the passage of the Industrial Hemp Farming Act. This farm friendly measure goes before Congress in the Fall of 2017. Its purpose is to completely and utterly remove Industrial Hemp as a Schedule 1 drug. A well-dressed ally is the best ally that hemp can have.