Thanks to prAna for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own.
As a fabric, hemp is lightweight and breathable. It washes well and blends with other fabrics like organic cotton, spandex, and recycled polyester, and it doesn't wrinkle anywhere near the way that linen does. Because of this, hemp is a great clothing material and perfect for items like hemp hoodies.
You've seen me in prAna numerous times if you follow my blog regularly. I love how their clothing is sustainable and it travels well, washes well, wears well. There is nothing I don't love. Even my husband rocks the prAna clothing like their hemp hoodie.
If I'm traveling, I know I can fold or roll my prAna made from hemp, and I don't have to worry about substantial wrinkles when I open my suitcase. That's a huge benefit. On a warm day, I know that hemp is still fairly breathable. The Beaker Pant is one of my favorite pieces. Feels like leggings, looks like skinny jeans/pants. Ridiculously comfortable. I can dress them up or down. My husband is madly in love with the comfort of the Vaha Pant. He loves the relaxed fit and stretch that lets him lounge or be active, depending on his mood. When you shop prAna, get 15% off with code “PHJS18” online.
And if you're looking for a comfy hemp hoodie, the men's Outlyer Full Zip Hood and women's Cozy Up Zip Up Jacket are super comfy, warm, and both hemp-made sustainable fabric jackets for fall comfort. These hemp hoodies are perfect for around the house, yard, or traveling. When you shop prAna, get 15% off with code “PHJS18” online.
Growing hemp in the U.S. is illegal, so prAna actually sources theirs from industrial hemp plants grown in China. While it's not technically certified organic, it is grown as organically as possible. I'm cool with that. Hemp is a pretty drought-resistant crop and is natural hearty, so it doesn't require pesticides or fertilizers, making it not only a safer crop for farmers to grow but one that many farmers actually grow in sequence with food crops—something not possible with a lot of other crops. Once they harvest the hemp, they are immediately able to plan a food crop in the same field.
Check out this video on why hemp is such a sustainable crop: