Hemp is durable, absorbent and has natural anti-microbial properties. This means your baby will be protected naturally from bacteria, mildew, mold and fungus.
Furthermore, using hemp instead of cotton really is better for the environment. Hemp does not deplete the soil; in fact, hemp leaves return nitrogen back to the soil which improves soil fertility which then requires less fertilizer for subsequent rotated crops.
Interesting Facts about Hemp
- Hemp can replace cotton, which is grown with massive amounts of chemicals harmful to people and the environment. Fifty percent of the world's pesticides are sprayed on cotton.
- Hemp fibers are stronger, longer, more absorbent and more mildew-resistent than cotton. The original Levi Strauss jeans made for the Sierra gold miners were made of hemp sailcloth.
- At a volume level of 81%, hemp oil is the richest known source of polyunsaturated essential fatty acids (the 'good' fats). It is also quite high in some essential amino acids, including linoleic acid (GLA), a very rare nutrient also found in mother's milk.
- Hemp is good for the soil in which it is grown, as opposed to other crops that delete the soil of nutrients.
- You cannot get high from industrial hemp. Industrial hemp actually poses a threat to marijuana growers by cross-pollinating with their high THC plants, greatly reducing the THC level in subsequent generations.
- George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both grew hemp.
- Ben Franklin owned a mill that made hemp paper.
- Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence on hemp paper.
facts courtesy of BabyKicks