The Hemp

Hemp is a natural textile fiber extracted from the homonymous herbaceous plant that blooms in areas with temperate climates (such as Italy). Processing this natural fiber is complex and requires great skill and experience.

One of the main reasons why hemp is called an ecological textile fiber is that it does not need pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers during its cultivation and attracts few pests.

Textile hemp is used in dozens of different sectors since the first civilizations appeared in Asia, the Middle East and China.

Origins of the plant

The strong roots of hemp can penetrate for 3 meters or more underground, anchor and protect the soil from runoff, and build and preserve the structures of the subsoil similar to the roots of forests.

This plant respects the soil where it is grown, leaving it in excellent conditions for any subsequent crop, and does not exhaust the soil, on the contrary, it adds organic matter to the soil and helps it retain moisture. It also does not need pesticides and fertilizers.

Green features

Hemp is one of the most environmentally friendly fabrics in the world. Its cultivation does not require chemicals, it controls soil erosion and produces oxygen. It is a renewable and biodegradable resource.

The hemp fabric is hypoallergenic and not irritating to the skin, some tests indicate that it is able to kill staphylococcus and other bacteria that come into contact with its surface.

Hemp protects from heat being very breathable, absorbs moisture promptly, also protects from the sun thanks to its reflex qualities against UV rays.

Wash and care

Malo garments made of hemp are elegant and comfortable and made to last over time, their care is essential for the fiber to keep up with the passing of years.

The most appreciated characteristics of the fabric obtained with hemp are the remarkable resistance to use and time, which indeed increases its softness.

How to wash hemp fabrics, respecting the fibers without forgetting the environmental impact?

A necessary premise concerns the fact that, in order to wash the hemp and keep its properties unchanged, it is advisable, as far as possible, to perform a hand wash, because the washing machine risks damaging the fibers. For the same reason, it is highly discouraged to use the dryer, preferring exposure to the open air or, if impossible, in indoor environments that have sufficient ventilation.

  • Fill the basin for three quarters of its capacity with warm water and little ecological detergent, leaving the heads to soak for twenty minutes; to rinse, use cold running water, gently wring and spread hemp clothing possibly in a horizontal position.