Raw Hemp Sweatpants

Ultra-soft sweatpants made from nature and left in their raw, undyed state.

$375.00

Model is 6ft 1 / 185cm with a 29 inch / 74cm waist, and wears size Small.

  • The sweatpants are left in their raw, undyed state
  • Built with 55% hemp
  • Hemp combined with organic cotton for softness

Hemp has been banned by governments, had war declared against it, and been accused of bringing down modern society. But the truth is hemp is one of the most extraordinary plants on Earth. With 4x the durability and 8x the tensile strength of cotton, the Egyptians used it to haul rocks around when they were building the pyramids, and Chinese warlords built their armour from it. Christopher Columbus’s voyage to the New World in 1492 was made possible thanks to the strength of his hemp sails.

From an environmental perspective every tonne of hemp produced removes 1.6 tonnes of CO2 from the air. It requires zero pesticides and very little water to cultivate. And it’s so smart scientists now use it to clean up soil, water and air contaminated with radioactive isotopes after nuclear meltdowns.

As for clothing, the plant’s fibres grow to over 4 metres which makes them incredibly soft yet really strong. It’s breathable, water repellent, antibacterial, UV resistant and biodegradable. So we’re now going back to building clothes out of it in its raw and undyed state.

Technical Details

Material grown in the Heilongjiang mountains, China: 55% organic hemp, 45% organic cotton
2 side pockets
Jersey-lined underside
Highly breathable
Natural stretch
Elasticated rope-tied waistband finished with macramé knots
Material weighs 440g/m2
Pants weigh 700 grams
Machine wash 30°C
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Our first raw clothing

Since 2019 we’ve been exploring how we can create clothing using as few resources as possible. As well as creating clothing out of garbage streams that were heading to the dump, we’ve also been working with black algae, blue-green algae, pomegranates, mangoes, eucalyptus and beech. And now, we’re starting work on raw clothing. We’re focusing on nature’s most brilliant materials, then doing as little as humanly possible to turn them from plants into clothing. And it all starts with our Raw Hemp Sweatpants, which are left in their raw and undyed state.

Making clothes like our ancestors made them

While most industries can be improved by heading forwards as fast as possible, one of the biggest advances clothing can make is by heading backwards a few thousand years to when our ancestors were making clothes from grass, tree bark, animal skins and plants. Today we’re trying to get back to using nature to make clothes that require as little energy as possible and leave almost no trace of their existence at the end of their lives. And this means breaking apart many of the standard processes used in the industry today.

Size + Fit

The Raw Hemp Sweatpants are designed with a regular fit.

Size XS S M L XL XXL
Fits waist 71 - 76 76 - 81 81 - 86 86 - 91 91 - 96 96 - 101
Outside leg 98 99.5 101 102.5 104 105.5
Size XS S M L XL XXL
Fits waist 28 - 30 30 - 32 32 - 34 34 - 36 36 - 38 38 - 40
Outside leg 38.5 39.1 39.7 40.3 40.9 41.5