The Suvi top in golden yellow is made of 100% hemp. Hemp needs little help to thrive; spreading so quickly, it makes a great companion crop. It helps clean the air and is grown with less water and without the need for harmful chemicals. The fibre is naturally UV resistant and absorbent, and is also known for its anti-bacterial, anti-mould and insulative qualities. For hemp production, harsh chemical herbicides aren’t necessary. Hemp also naturally reduces pests, so no pesticides are needed. It also returns 60-70% of the nutrients it takes from the soil. When you add processing into the equation, cotton uses around four times as much water as hemp. Hemp can produce over double the fibre yield per hectare than cotton.
Hemp grows super quickly, resulting in more yields per acre. The average tree takes about 10 years to grow to maturity, while hemp can take as little as 3 months to be ready to harvest. Industrial hemp plants absorb more carbon dioxide than trees. While it grows, it replenishes the soil with nitrogen and other nutrients, while removing toxic chemicals at the same time. (Fun fact: Hemp was intentionally grown at the radioactive Chernobyl site to remove toxins and pollutants from the soil). Nothing is wasted in producing hemp: seeds are used to make oil and food supplements, while the stalks are used for fiber.
All production in Estonia and Lithuania is done through Finnish companies. The garments are all considered and made to last for a long time. Each product needs to have potential to become a classic. The sewing has to be high quality and materials long lasting. The collections are small so that overproduction doesn’t happen. The garments are designed for everyday use, so that the same garment can be worn day and night.
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