Royal Apparel Introduces Hemp Line
Royal Apparel, Hauppauge, N.Y., has introduced its new line of apparel made from hemp. Hemp is more water-absorbent than cotton, which prevents color fading in apparel. It was widely used in America throughout its history—it was a major domestic crop for more than 150 years, and uniforms worn by soldiers in World War 2 were made of hemp. Included in the hemp line is the Unisex Hemp Organic Cotton Tee, which is 60 percent hemp and 40 percent cotton.
"We keep our ear to the ground and listen closely to our customers who were requesting us to develop a hemp T-shirt," said Glen Brumer, sales director for Royal Apparel. "It is a great fit into our portfolio of sustainable products, and its heritage aligns with our Made in USA culture, the first U.S. flag made by Betsy Ross was made of hemp. Hemp doesn't wear out, it wears in."
Royal Apparel gravitated toward hemp as a fabric because of its durability and environmental sustainability. Hemp clothing holds shape well, and gets softer as it ages. The plant also grows quickly, making it a renewable fabric source. The roots of the plant grow deep, preserving topsoil and subsoil from erosion, and keeping the soil healthy without the need to rotate crops like cotton.
For more information on Royal Apparel and to see its hemp line, visit www.royalapparel.net.