Sustainability & Ethics
Hemp is one of the most environmentally friendly fabrics. It is a natural, highly renewable and regenerative crop that repairs the environment throughout its growth cycle. Hemp requires significantly less land and water to grow compared to other natural fibre plants. Growing without the need for pesticides and herbicides whilst yielding large amounts of fibre, hemp is the perfect zero-waste product. Hemp also matures in as little as 100 days, with up to three crop rotations a year on the same land, making it exceptionally renewable. Read more about hemp.
All our range items are 100% hemp or hemp blended with other natural plant fibres, such as organic cotton and tencel. All cotton used in our productions is certified organic cotton.
We are an Australian owned and operated brand working with the best environmentally-oriented manufacturers. All of our range is designed in Adelaide, Australia and we work closely with cut and sew teams based in China who specialise in natural fibre clothing production. Our brand works with vertically integrated manufacturers and their small specialised teams to produce our range. This reduces waste, increases efficiency and improves quality control of our products.
We source our hemp from farmers in China, who have generations of knowledge and experience using every part of the plant. We respect and embrace the thousands of years of experience these communities have in growing, processing and manufacturing hemp.
Our business is more than just a product; we value and respect all the people throughout our supply chain. We ensure all our manufacturers operate safe and comfortable working conditions, enforce a strict no child-labour policy, ensure reasonable working hours, pay at or above award wages and paid overtime.
More than just a clothing brand.
Hemp Clothing Australia and our team operate behind the scenes to directly grow and support the Australian Industrial Hemp Industry. Our Founder and Director sits on the committee of the Industrial Hemp Association of South Australia (IHASA) which works with state government and policy makers on policy improvements and objectives to strengthen the hemp industry. Our team also work with local farmers, processors and businesses to increase the growth of the local and national hemp industry. Our goal of this work is to continue to increase the size of the hemp industry and promote green industry opportunities for Australia.