Hemp material dates back as far as 8,000 B.C.E. America was founded on it- both Presidents Washington and Jefferson grew it, Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence on it, and the pioneers covered their wagons with it.
Jungmaven founder Robert Jungmann strongly believes in working with hemp for multiple reasons. Hemp is a natural fiber that’s cultivated with low impact on the environment. It requires no irrigation, uses no pesticides, synthetic fertilizers or GMO seeds. It’s one of the most durable natural fibers on the planet and results in a fabric with a wonderful hand. Hemp also scrubs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Cultivation of hemp improves soil health, and farmers can plant food crops in the same field immediately after a hemp harvest. In this way, farmers can grow cash crops and food crops on the same land. Hemp is an important alternative to cotton, which uses more insecticides than any other crop.
To cut back on waste, Jungmaven does not use hangtags and ships its products with no packaging or plastics.