HEMP + SUSTAINABILITY
HEMP AND ITS WONDERS
Hemp is a magical plant in terms of sustainability. Hemp can be cultivated to be used for food, paper, textiles, bio fuel, industrial building materials, insulation etc. For thousands of years people have been working with hemp as a resource and gift from the earth, using every part of the plant.
Hemp as a plant is extremely hardy and resilient to pests, which eliminates the need and use of harmful chemical pesticides. Hemp is a high yielding plant which reaches maturity within 100-120 days, reaching heights of up to 4.5m. This means hemp uses considerably less resources such as water, land and fertilisers to cultivate and grow. Hemp is therefore a plant that naturally partners with organic growing practices - making its environmental footprint insignificant compared to that of other fibres.
Hemp fibre produces an amazing natural textile with numerous properties and characteristics that make it completely eco-friendly, biodegradable and easy to wear.
Hemp is naturally UV resistant, protecting its wearer from the sun. Hemp is water absorbent and breathable, which allows for the textile to give a cooling effect when worn in summer. It is also naturally insulating for the winter months. Hemp bacteria and mold resistant, which keeps hemp odour free. Hemp is one of the strongest and most durable natural textiles, which gives garments made with hemp an exceptionally long life-cycle.
Arraei + SuSTAINABILITY
We have made it our mission to produce with only the highest quality fabrics, that come from trusted sources. Our fabrics are all certified with either GOTS or OEKO-TEX. This is important to us as we are supporting ethical business practices, as well as providing our customers with a transparent link to holistic information about their product and confidence in what they are supporting.
Arraei Collective has crafted all of our pieces with the earth and all its inhabitants in mind. We are rooted in sustainability and integrity working toward our vision of harmonizing humanity and the planet.
Our garments are made from all natural materials. We have only used 100% recycled paper, and all natural hemp twine for our packaging and branding. Our mailers are 100% recycled plastic - all post consumer waste that would otherwise have ended up in land fills. Our labels are 100% cotton. All our trimmings (buttons etc) are from sustainable sources and consist of 100% natural materials*.
At Arraei we think consciously and considerably about the circular economy. This means considering the end of life of all of our garments. Our fabrics will biodegrade within 1-5 months. From the earth and back to the earth causing no harm in the process.
YOUR PROMISE + The circular economy
What is The Circular Economy?
The circular economy is a 'closed loop' economy, which is restorative and regenerative by design. It is an alternative to the current linear economy (make, use, dispose), instead resources are kept in-cycle until the maximum usage value is reached. After which restoration of the resource occurs, allowing for a regenerative model that redefines growth and focuses on positive global impact.
The Circular Economy and YOU:
We ask that you please reduce, reuse, recycle, and continue our conscious efforts in effecting positive impact.
If the time comes and you are ready to part with your garment, please do so mindfully and creatively. Please email us for available options for the end of your garments life, and we will help point you in the right direction. We aim to offer an up-cycle collective in the future, where we will be collecting and up-cycling pre-loved Arraei pieces for resale.
*with the exception of our nylon size tags