Hemp is eco-friendly, easily grows, and destroys bacteria and fungi. These are incredible qualities to have in a diaper. Hemp diapers take in more fluid than cotton, and because they are naturally made, they are perfect for a newborn’s skin. If you are into natural products, hemp diapers are the best choice!
How it’s Made:
Hemp as diapering fabric are made from the fibers being removed from the inner bark of the plant. Hemp fabric are blended with cotton to make the diaper softer and more sustainable.(1)
Hemp absorbs more moisture compared to organic cotton diapers. It has breathable fabric allowing more air to circulate. Hemp also has antibacterial properties that protects baby from mold or mildew.(2)
Hemp does not quickly absorb water compared to cotton and polyester that is why most diaper brands combined hemp with cotton to repress the problem.(3)
Hemp is a reliable diapering fabric because of its durability and absorbency. Remnant of hemp fabric dated back to 8,000 BC was found by archaeologists in Iran and Iraq. Emperor Shen Nung of China during the 28th century BC taught his people to cultivate hemp for fabric production.(4)
Looking to the Future:
The use of organic diapers helps preserve and protect the earth’s delicate ecosystem. They are non-toxic alternative, earth friendly and promotes mindful waste management.(5)