Hemp underwear, clothing, bedding and homeware brands my family love

100% Hemp duvet

Hemp textiles have grown in popularity during the last decade as the environmental benefits are rediscovered. Hemp fabric has a natural unique style and feel, is highly durable and breathable, making it ideal for clothing, homewares and even footwear. The material that's been used for 8,000 years and was once so popular to make clothes, paper, rope and other items that it became a currency. 

Compared to cotton growing hemp requires less water, and little need for pesticides or fertilisers. The hemp plant also takes up less space, produces quickly, while improving soil health as it grows. Hemp fibres are strong, moisture wicking, UV resistant, and anti-bacterial which means you don't need to wash clothes made of hemp as often saving even more water and energy during its lifecycle of wear.

Although hemp proves itself to be an eco friendly material there is still the risk some farms are not organic or working conditions in garment factories are fair. Since hemp continues to have a strong association with being a "hippy thing" there can be an automatic assumption anything hemp is good for the planet and people. Some brands will use these assumptions to market their product as eco and people friendly. It's always best to double check with brands you come across before purchasing. For full disclosure some of the items in this round up are not 100% hemp too. 

Bookmark this page and use it as a guide for the next time you’re in need of underwear, clothing, bedding or homewares made using hemp textiles including the brands my family and I love.



Underwear


WAMA Underwear

WAMA Underwear are on a mission to “pioneer the hemp underwear industry by making the best hemp undies in the world.” They are also one of the comfiest in the world.

When I first tried their hemp underwear I fell in love with the softness of the fabric. As I mentioned hemp is durable but WAMA have created buttery smooth underwear while also feeling strong. With two small children I'm moving a lot and I want something that moves with me while being comfortable. I can even vouch the racerback bralette is suitable and pleasant to breastfeed in.

The fabric is made of 53% hemp, 44% certified organic GOTS cotton and 3% spandex with dyes certified by Oeko-Tex. They have details about their supply chain on the website along with a supplier code of conduct. The hemp used to make their underwear is grown organically on small family farms in China. China has the longest continuous use of hemp and is where most of the worlds hemp textiles are created today.

I have the Boy Shorts, racerback bralette, and high waisted styles.

Don't tell the Builder he is getting some for his birthday.



Clothing and Shoes


Hemp Clothing Australia

Hemp Clothing Australia has become well-respected brand in the hemp clothing industry and is known for its commitment to sustainability, durability, and ethical production practices. After searching Op Shops to find a plain white crewneck t-shirt without logos or slogans I decided look for an eco brand and each time I searched I kept coming back to their Woman's Classic Tee. It's comfortable, long-lasting and goes with everything in my wardrobe.

They make apparel for men, women, kids, and more. I especially like that Hemp Clothing Australia is also making school uniforms. Now that's a game changer!

Bohempia Shoes

I have been wearing Bohempia low-top shoes for two years and they are still in great condition. Bohohempia's shoes are made using natural and sustainable materials, including hemp, cork, and recycled rubber and their shoes are designed to be comfortable, stylish, and long-lasting and I can attest to that claim.

In addition to using sustainable materials, Bohempia is committed to ethical and fair production practices. The company works with skilled artisans in the Czech Republic and Portugal to make their shoes, and they pay fair wages and ensure safe working conditions for their workers. I purchased mine from a local store in Melbourne. 

Hemp tshirt and hemp shoes
Photo by my 6yr old of me wearing Hemp Clothing Australia t-shirt and Bohempia Shoes 

Margaret River Hemp

My first piece of hemp clothing was a pair of Margaret River Hemp women's pants I found at an Op Shop in Wangaratta six years ago and I wear them to this day. I've since found other items of theirs in Op Shops too. My has husband wears a Margaret River Hemp t-shirt and pants as pyjamas. 

Margaret River Hemp Co specialise in producing high-quality, locally-sourced hemp products, ranging from clothing to hemp seed oil, hemp protein powder, hemp flour, and other hemp-based foods. They are also known for their range of skincare and beauty products made from hemp oil, as well as their hemp-based pet care products. The company places a strong emphasis on sustainability and environmental responsibility, using only organic, non-GMO hemp in their products alongside fair working conditions and pay. 

Bedding and Homeware


WonderfulUkraine Hemp Bed Linen

I purchased our 100% hemp duvet cover from WonderfulUkraine an Etsy seller as a 35th birthday preset to myself. It's the one featured in the photo at the top of this blog post. The duvet is cool in the summer but warm in the winter, and has a nice weight to it I enjoy to snuggling under throughout the year. 

There are many small businesses on Etsy using hemp to make a variety of products. 

Hemp Gallery Bed Linen

When I started to reduce plastic in my life one item I swapped early on were the polyester sheets on my bed for Hemp Gallery sheets and pillow cases. The sheets and pillow cases are going well eight years later, with no stains or holes. They are soft, lovely to sleep on, clean easily and I still love the look of them. 

By the way, I kept the polyester linen and use it to keep dust off stored items in our garage and in closets. 


There are many ways hemp is being used and I look forward to adding more brands championing hemp to this list. 

5 comments:

  1. Wow, this is amazing  Thank you so much! I love all of these blogs, as well.

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  2. Anonymous8/16/2023

    Another hemp bedding brand to add to the list is Good Studios. Each piece is handmade by one person in South Australia. They also offer products made from the offcuts. https://www.goodstudios.com.au

    (I'm not affiliated, just know of the brand and value what they offer)

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    1. Thank you for alerting me about this brand. It's great to see another Australian based company offering hemp bedding. I just had a quick look at their products - the zero waste hemp quilts are beautiful. I like that they encourage customers to get in touch with questions about their supply chain too.

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  3. We adore our hemp clothing and homeware brands! Comfortable, sustainable, and stylish choices for our entire family. A true win-win!

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  4. This is such an insightful blog! Thanks for sharing this valuable information. I learned so much and can't wait to read more from you!

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