Five Alternatives to Conventional Cotton

Hemp and organic cotton skirt from Noonday Textiles

2. Hemp

Hemp gets a bad rep as a hippie dippie fabric option, but hemp has come a long way! It uses very few pesticides and water to grow, it’s good for the soil, and it softens as you wear it. Organic hemp is also a joy to sew! Like organic cotton, hemp can be pricier, but again I think it’s about choosing quality.

Looking for some hemp options? We’ve got some right here:

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[Image Credit: Photo via Noonday Textiles, used with permission]

Written by Becky Striepe

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .


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