How Does Hemp Compare
With Other Fibres?

As we become more familiar with “hemp” appearing on clothing and bedding labels, questions will no doubt come up as to which fibre is better for comfort and for sustaining our environment.

Hemp vs. Bamboo

While hemp and bamboo share many characteristics, they differ in one important way: hemp can be processed into fabric sustainably. Bamboo cannot. Raw bamboo and hemp both have antibacterial properties, but only hemp maintains these qualities after processing into fabric. Hemp has other advantages over bamboo, including durability and a knack for thriving in less than optimal soils.

Hemp vs. Linen

“Linen” refers to fabric manufactured from the flax plant. Both hemp and linen are natural fibres with similar qualities and can sometimes be hard to tell apart. One key difference: hemp has a much higher fibre yield. Hemp is also friendlier to the soil it's grown in and can be harvested in any season. And those hemp fibres are many times more resilient than linen, outlasting flax-based fabric through repeated washing and use.

Hemp is naturally resistant to pests and weeds, so it can be grown successfully without the use of herbicides and pesticides. Weeds develop easily among flax crops thus requiring the use of herbicides.

Hemp vs. Other Natural Fibres

While there are a number of other fabrics with sustainable qualities, none offer the combination of health benefits, eco-friendliness, and durability that hemp-based bedding offers.


Acetate is a fabric made from wood fibre cellulose. It’s exceptionally soft and almost satiny to the touch, but acetate fibres lack the durability of hemp, and require more time-consuming care i.e., hand washed or dry cleaned.


cool and soft to the touch and sourced naturally (from silkworms, of course). From there, hemp has the advantage: silk can be prohibitively expensive and is extremely delicate when it comes to care and cleaning.


This popular fibre made from wood pulp (known by the brand name Tencel) is marketed for its natural origins, softness, and breathability. However, unlike our hemp-based bedding, chemicals are used during production (although these are of a lower toxicity than some other fabrics) and Tencel is considered a human-made (not natural) fibre.

Hemp: Top-Quality Fabric Worthy of Luxury Hospitality Brands

Hemp is increasingly being recognized by luxury hotels that cater to a discriminating, eco-conscious clientele. Hemp-based décor and furniture that looks and feels good reflects the earth-friendly nature of this versatile plant.

Our hemp bedding is chemical free, certified non-toxic, sustainably sourced and organic. It will also keep you cooler in summer and warmer in winter!