Did you know…?
1.76 million tonnes of raw material are consumed by the British clothing industry every year with a third of it becoming waste (Valuing our Clothes report, 2012) and £140m worth of clothes goes into landfill each year (WRAP, 2019).
Plastic fibres and toxic chemicals found in synthetic clothes are eventually released into our atmosphere & seas causing catastrophic environmental pollution.
Therefore, natural fibres offer a biodegradable textile production which works with the land. For instance, it is used as a carbon capture like hemp which absorbs four times as much carbon dioxide than the average plant. As a bioremediation rotation crop, it also revitalises the soil without the need of pesticides, herbicides or intensive water usage.
The story so far...
Hemp fashion designer Laura Bossom, founder of Cultiva Clothing, has focused her work on how garments can be repaired, recycled or biodegrade after use.
The successful launch of our first industrial hemp brand, Cultiva Clothing, was in response to the urgent need for better quality, biodegradable, sustainable clothing.
Hemp textiles have an important role to play in cleaning up fashion; the second most polluting industry in the world, but even hemp fabric, as currently produced, has a long way to go before it is truly sustainable. So we need your support to help fund our research project to drive development in the hemp clothing sector.
As the demand for low impact, environmentally sustainable, fair trade clothing grows, labour costs, material sourcing, dyeing and garment production all become more expensive. With some innovative ideas, we hope to create sustainable fashion at a price which is accessible to all, without a cost to the planet or textile workers.
All too often, synthetic garments go into landfill, with no consideration of the environmental pollution or waste of raw materials. Our research will consider the entire life cycle of the garment from seed to compost, with an extraordinary circular closed loop system in mind. Money raised will also go towards the development on our new product line. We want to create the most unique and ecological hemp products on the market.
Hemp is just one example of a bioremediation crop which regenerates our soil, and promotes biodiversity, while producing useful natural fibres. We see hemp and other natural fibres becoming a powerful solution to counter the disastrous effects of fast fashion. Using these plant fibres, we can reduce the fashion industry’s water consumption, waste, environmental toxicity and carbon footprint.
Our mission is to increase the use of natural fibres in fashion, whilst developing new technologies to ensure resource efficiency and environmentally responsible garment manufacturing.
We are offering some limited edition Cultiva Clothing garments with unique embroidered and printed designs just for our crowdfund supporters.
All products and events will include an element of if not 100% industrial hemp.
If you have any queries, send us an email at email@example.com
For more information, visit us at www.cultivaclothing.com