Category: Hoodlamb

WHY HEMP SHOULD BE KEEPING YOU WARM THIS WINTER

Meet HoodLamb – The Amsterdam-Born Hemp Innovators Fast fashion gets a bad rep (and rightly so!) from its focus on incessant consumption to its use of cheap labour and materials. While awareness around these issues is growing, and many brands are taking new measures to address this, some, such as HoodLamb, which have fair ethics and sustainability at their core, are…

WHAT DOES SUSTAINABLE FASHION MEAN ANYWAY? DUTCH TV PRESENTER MILOUSKA MEULENS SHARES HER JOURNEY

Since becoming a mother, pursuing an ethical and sustainable life has been a high priority for Dutch TV and radio presenter Milouska Meulens (43).  Below, Milouska reflects on her sustainability journey and offers sound, practice advice for others. Lucy von Sturmer reports.  An Awakening Like many young women, sustainability wasn’t always the driving force behind Milouska’s purchasing decisions. “When I went…

TAILOR TALK: THE TECH 4-20 BY HOODLAMB

Many years ago Amsterdam based label Hoodlamb set out to make the first truly stylish sustainable winter jacket using hemp. Like with all journeys, the path quickly became the destination, and the label’s quest to create beautiful outerwear that is both good for the planet and great to wear continues to the present. One of the rewards of this mission…

FABRIC UPDATE: HEMP

Hemp is one of the world’s strongest natural fibres. Hemp enriches rather than depletes the soil by shedding its leaves throughout the season, creating rich compost. Insects don’t bug the hemp plant so it doesn’t need pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers and uses very little water. Hemp yarn is firm and though, making it the perfect fabric for bags, jeans and…