29 Mar

12 Ways to Wear Sustainable Hemp Clothing

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Hemp has turned its image around. Originally touted as “daggy hippy clothing”, in recent years it has skyrocketed in popularity as a sustainable plant-based fabric. In fact, organic hemp is one of the best materials on the market.

The fibre produced from pure hemp is similar to linen in texture. It can also be blended with other plant-based fibres to create fabrics with the durability of hemp and the softness of cotton or bamboo. And while hemp is a weed in more ways than one, requiring little water and no pesticides to grow well, it’s important to be aware that hemp does not always mean organic—many farmers still use environmentally damaging fertilizer. When going for hemp, make sure it’s organic to ensure it was produced with the lightest possible footprint.

Okay, so it has the potential to be an eco-friendly powerhouse of a material, but is there any sustainable hemp clothing out there made by brands that are on-trend? The answer is a resounding yes! Read on to discover our 12 favourite brands making sustainable hemp clothing you’ll actually want to wear. Some standouts are the hemp denim jeans from Afends (AU), Mila.Vert’s (Slovenia) gorgeous V-neck reversible top, and the hemp swimwear of your dreams from Natasha Tonic (US). Happy hemping!

Opera Campi

Rated: Good
man wearing black opera campi hemp blazer

Herotex Hemp Blazer – Ships internationally from Italy

Founded in 2017, Italian brand Opera Campi creates premium quality garments from locally-sources raw materials. By using a balanced approach to sustainability the brand makes conscious choices throughout its supply chain and donates 4% of its profits to social causes. This blazer is made from Herotex, a stretchy hemp fabric, invented by Opera Campi. Find the hemp jacket in sizes 3XS to 3XL.

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WAMA

Rated: Good
black sustainable hemp clothing underwear by WAMA

Hipster Panties – Ships internationally from the US

WAMA is pioneering the hemp clothing industry with premium hemp underwear. It uses a high proportion of eco-friendly materials including organic cotton and hemp, and is a PETA approved vegan company! We love its classic hemp hipster panties that are “the perfect balance between comfortable coverage and sexy cheekiness”. Find the range in inclusive sizes XS-3XL.

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Afends

Rated: Good
sustainable hemp clothing in the form of high waisted jeans by Afends

SHELBY Hemp Denim High Waist Wide Leg Jeans – Ships internationally from Australia

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People in jackets by Afends.

Afends – Jackets

Expect workwear touches with a redesigned modern vibe. ⁠Exclusives featuring relaxed denims, anoraks, and puffers, designed for you to wear it well.   Exclusive 25% off Jackets with code GOODWINTER25. (Ends: 4 JUL)

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People in hoodies by Afends.

Afends – New Season Hoods & Crew necks

Pieces to keep you warm through the cooler weather. From the Vintage-inspired, to graphic knits and basics in hemp, organic cotton & recycled fabrics.   Exclusive 25% off New Season Hoods & Crew necks with code GOODWINTER25. (Ends: 4 JUL)

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People embracing wearing long-sleeved tops by Afends.

Afends – Long-sleeve tops

Timeless staples and hand-drawn motifs. Crafted from combinations of soft-feel recycled fabrics, hemp and blends, for those who like it loud, to the minimal. Exclusive 25% off Long-sleeve tops with code GOODWINTER25. (Ends: 4 JUL)

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People in white tops and jeans by Afends.

Afends – Pants

Straight from the streets and built to keep your dry and warm during heavy weather. Your pick of on-trend, relaxed, and hugging fits to suit you. Exclusive 25% off Pants with code GOODWINTER25. (Ends: 4 JUL)

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Afends is a Byron Bay based fashion brand leading the way in organic hemp fashion, using renewable energy in its supply chain to reduce its climate impact. Conventional cotton jeans, move over! This eco power combo of organic cotton and hemp brings you some gorgeous sustainable hemp clothing, and you’d never tell the difference. How great are these high-waisted hemp denim jeans? You can find the full range in sizes XS-XL.

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Patagonia

Rated: Good
hemp jacket by Patagonia, one option from their sustainable hemp clothing range

Men’s Iron Forge Hemp® Canvas Ranch Jacket – Ships internationally from the US

Patagonia is a brand which truly lives and breathes the great outdoors. It makes clothing for trail running, climbing, mountain biking, surfing, skiing, and snowboarding. Patagonia has strong labour rights and uses recycled, rather than virgin, polyester. It has also committed to reducing its energy use and emissions. Made for “tough tasks in cold conditions”, this durable hemp ranch jacket will last you a long time to come. Find sizes XS-3XL.

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Outerknown

Rated: Good
yellow sustainable hemp dress by Outerknown

Neptune Tank Dress – Ships internationally from the US

Founded by surf champion Kelly Slater, Outerknown is a sustainable brand that aims to blend style and function with the protection of natural resources. The brand is Bluesign certified and has partnered with the Fair Labour Association. A great basic for layering or simply wearing as-is, this hemp and TENCEL blend tank dress comes in 6 earthy colours. Find the range in sizes XS-2XL.

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Toad&Co

Rated: Good

Sleeveless Jumpsuit – Ships internationally from the US

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Someone jumping wearing orange button shirt, beige shorts and slip-ons by Toad&Co.

Toad&Co – Site-wide (US, CA)

Designed to make you feel good - inside and out. Using only certified low-impact fabrics, Toad&Co make the outdoors more accessible for everyone. Exclusive 10% off with code SHOPGOOD10, cannot be combined with another offer. (Available in the US, and Canada only) (Ends: 20 JUN)

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Someone in striped orange and browns top and shorts by the sea by Toad&Co.

Toad&Co – Spring (US, CA)

Do more with less with Toad&Co, using only lower-impact materials, and look forward to a more sustainable spring. $25 off orders over $150 with code GOODONYOU25 (Available in the US and Canada only).   (Ends: 20 JUN)

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Toad&Co is a US brand that creates more socially and environmentally committed womenswear and menswear that is equally suited for the rigours of the trail or the tavern.

Most items are available in sizes XS-2XL.

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Mila.Vert

Rated: Great
ethically made hemp reversible blue top by Mila.Vert

Hemp Back Detail Top – Ships internationally from Slovenia

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Someone in slim fit, white woven dress with tie belt by Mila.Vert.

Mila.Vert – Site-wide

More sustainable everyday luxury. Responsibly made to deliver confidence and style. Exclusive 10% off with code MVGOODONYOU. (Ends: 18 JUN)

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Mila.Vert offers timeless, minimal, and chic clothing, adding sophisticated details that give the garments a modern feel. The Slovenia-based brand wants to make desirable clothing, avoiding the ethical and environmental issues that the fashion industry represents. This hemp and organic cotton top has a lovely v-cut detail neck and can be worn both ways! Find the garments in sizes XS-XL, or make a custom fit order free of charge.

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A.BCH

Rated: Great
sustainable hemp clothing also found as accessories like this vegan hemp scarf in blue by A.BCH

Hemp Throw Scarf – Ships internationally from Australia

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Someone in red long-sleeved top by A.BCH.

A.BCH – Perfectly Imperfect

PERFECTLY IMPERFECT items from its collection are reduced due to minor mends, fabric blemishes or are unique samples. No waste, one of a kind. Exclusive extra $20 off Perfectly Imperfect with code ABCHTAKE20. (Ends: 25 JUN)

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A.BCH is a Melbourne-based, Australian-made fashion label for individuals who care about garment provenance. It utilises renewable, organic, and recycled materials. Hemp also makes great accessories or even homewares, as seen in this vegan hemp scarf that can also be used as a stylish throw! Find the range in sizes XS-XL, or customise to fit you.

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LANIUS

Rated: Good
sustainable hemp clothing by LANIUS striped hemp pants

Striped Marlene Pants – Ships within Europe from Germany

“Love Fashion, Think Organic, Be Responsible” are the maxims of LANIUS. The German brand uses eco-friendly materials, like GOTS certified cotton. All LANIUS facilities are SA8000 certified and it is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation. We’re low-key obsessed with wide leg pants at the moment, and these hemp pants are eye-catching, especially as a set with the matching striped blouse! LANIUS’ clothes are available in EU sizes 34-44.

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tentree

Rated: Good
eco-friendly green hemp tshirt for men by tentree

Hemp Element Pocket T-Shirt – Ships internationally from Canada

tentree is a Canadian sustainable lifestyle brand that plants 10 trees for every item purchased. The certified B-Corp brand has already helped to remove tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere and reforested over 5,000 hectares of land (that’s equal to 12,000 football fields). But its commitment to sustainability extends way beyond trees. Using recycled, organic, and circular fabrics, tentree cuts down on huge amounts of waste and water usage with every piece. We love it for its super comfy fabrics and easy wardrobe staples that are available from XS to XL, like this hemp and recycled PET plastic blend t-shirt for men.

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Vege Threads

Rated: Great
hemp singlet in navy by Vege Threads

Hemp Singlet – Ships internationally from Australia

Vege Threads is ECA certified and makes all of its clothing in Australia. Its range is sustainable and eco-friendly, and includes men’s and women’s basics, as well as women’s activewear and swimwear. Meet your new go-to sustainable hemp clothing, from shorts to singlets, like this adorable hemp and organic cotton singlet in 5 key colours made with low-impact dyes. Find the range in sizes XS-XL.

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Natasha Tonic

Rated: Good
black and white hemp swimsuit by Natasha Tonic

Side Cut Yin and Yang – Ships internationally from the US

Swimwear made out of hemp? Yes please. For decades, swimsuits have been made out of polyester, which is non-biodegradable and bad for the skin. Natasha Tonic’s hemp swimwear fabric is based around a unique, natural hemp fibre that is antimicrobial, UV resistant, durable, and a healthier choice for your skin and our oceans. Even better, each piece is slightly different since they’re printed by hand, allowing for each sustainable bikini to be tailored for the most gorgeous you! How cool is this hemp black and white strapless one piece? Big Cruella de Vil vibes, minus the cruelty. Find sizes XS-XL.

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Editor's note

Feature image via Vege Threads, all other images via brands mentioned. Good On You publishes the world’s most comprehensive ratings of fashion brands’ impact on people, the planet and animals. We love to recommend some of the best sustainable brands, rated “Good” or “Great”. We also encourage shopping pre-owned as another great way to reduce the impact of our fashion choices. Use our directory to search thousands of rated brands.

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