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Viridis Luxe Hemp :: Sexy and Sustainable

blackdress300.jpgI’ve been admiring luxurious hemp fabrics and found this Virdis Luxe interview to share here :: Focused mainly on sheer silk hemp, “Viridis Luxe creative team of Hala Bahmet and Amadea West designed a collection of fashionable sweaters, skirts, wraps and tunics… Their hands-on approach to beautiful, sustainable creation involves long fiber hemp harvested by hand, along with the use of all-natural dyes and routine supervision to ensure healthy factory working conditions.’viridis-luxe-01.jpgAside from the obvious sustainability factor, the great thing about designers committed to making gorgeously ethical clothes is that it inspires other designers to do the same…”

Hemp is an ancient fiber and it flourished in the italian renaissance. In fact, the ancient relics of human industry are scraps of hemp found in tombs dating back to 8,000 BC…Lotus Organics has a great hemp fabric overview on their blog that tells us about the fibers strength, durability, elasticity and smoothness. “Hemp fiber is one of the strongest and most durable natural textile fibers, not only is it strong, but it also holds its shape having one of the lowest percent elongation of any natural fiber. In fact, its combination of ruggedness and comfort were utilized by Levi Strauss as a lightweight duck canvas for the very first pair of jeans made in California.”

Written by Lucille Chi

Lucy Chi loves good green design, ethical fashion, environmental art and education, renewables, holistic healing and more. She has been dedicating her energies toward finding and drawing attention to all the ways in which products, companies, and industries are moving toward creating a more sustainable world on the global scale, as well as the way individuals are moving toward living sustainably, and healing at the personal level.

Sustainability studies: &
B.S. Cornell University, College of Human Ecology, Dept. of Textiles and Fiber Science.

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