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Founded on Earth Day, 2003, Vital Hemp responds to the ecological and health challenges caused by commercial garment production. We focus on the production and distribution of hemp clothing, because the cultivation of industrial hemp has a strong positive (rather than hugely negative) impact on the environment, and because hemp clothing performs better than products made from cotton and most synthetics.
Hemp requires no irrigation, uses no pesticides, synthetic fertilizers or GMO seeds. Hemp improves the health of the soil, and is an ideal rotation crop. Because of its extremely dense biomass, hemp is THE MOST EFFECTIVE CROP for sequestering carbon from the atmosphere, and can play a vital role in addressing our global climate challenge. For every ton we harvest, hemp sequesters 1.62 tons of CO2.
Five times more durable than cotton, hemp stays fresh and dry by wicking moisture from the skin.
- Ron Alcalay, Santa Monica, CA