Do you love the idea of warming up your body and hands using natural, eco-friendly fiber? How about protecting your hands in the garden with a natural product?
Hemp knit gloves make a great gift or accessory that not only looks fabulous but is highly functional. A hemp glove works just like a cotton one (actually, even better).
This natural fiber comes from a variety of the cannabis plant and is popular in products throughout human history. Tombs with hemp fabric date back 7000 years, and people began using the plant over 12,000 years ago.
Sailors have also used hemp ropes for hundreds of years. The plant has been a popular plant thanks to its powerful seeds, fibers, and oils. Many people use hemp in creams and treatments for hands as well. The fibers are naturally strong and durable and perfect for just about any clothing or accessory.
What are hemp gloves?
Hemp canvas gloves are just like any other gloves you might wear on your hands. The only difference is that craftsmen knit them using the natural fiber of hemp. You can also weave the fibers with just about any other fibrous product including wool.
Different weave patterns and thicknesses can create different products. For instance, one type may be good for warming your hands, while another may be great for use in the garden.
Hemp is a natural product and by using hemp fibers you get a durable and sustainable piece of clothing. Hemp wears in instead of wears out. Products made from hemp can get softer over the years, but not weaker.
Gloves should last a long time, so it’s important that the material is sturdy: gloves from hemp can last three times longer than cotton gloves.
Why should I use them?
First of all, hemp gloves are useful for protecting your hands. They are also great at conserving your body heat and warming each hand. Secondly, the crop is an eco-friendly and green crop. If you have to throw out your gloves after their lifetime, you can do so guilt-free.
Hemp is fully biodegradable so you can even throw the gloves on the compost heap when you’re done. Organic hemp producers grow the fiber without pesticides or harmful chemicals which makes it a safe composting option.
Your natural gloves will be breathable and anti-bacterial (unlike cotton). The hemp fibers won’t allow mold, so if you are not using them you won’t have to worry about the gloves getting moldy or making your hands smell weird.
The hemp fibers are strong and durable and won’t stretch out of shape, so you will be able to use the product for longer.
The market for hemp products is actually expected to triple by 2026, and recent legislation plays a big part in that. As well as being practical, hemp is also water-resistant.
If you have 100% hemp gloves you can enjoy the benefit of wearing a natural glove that is perfect for working outdoors including in the garden or in the shed.
How to make natural hemp gloves for your hands
If you are ambitious, you can make DIY gloves from 100% hemp yarn. Follow a glove pattern to knit eco-friendly homemade gloves. If you want something a little easier, you can start by using pre-made hemp fabric.
Next, trace the glove patterns for each hand (sometimes one hand can be different from the other), cut them out of the natural fiber, and then sew them together. You can enjoy your homemade gloves for years to come.
Where can I buy them?
While they might not be the #1 seller in gloves, hemp is being widely used for plenty of products, so a quick search on the web will show a maker or supplier fairly quickly. They make a great gift and are affordable.
The gloves will usually be a blend of materials including cotton or wool, though you can also find 100% hemp versions. Even 100% hemp is soft on your hands. The benefit of buying gloves made with hemp is that you are choosing a green fiber blend that is good for the environment.
Hemp in your gloves is a great way to be environmentally conscious while using a functional item. Find out more or ask your local supplier of about the benefits of hemp canvas gloves to experience the difference of this sustainable and ethical item. Try it once and your hands will be happy.