Billions of pieces of clothing go unworn, unused, and unloved, and I think it’s sad. For many reasons. Not only have many lives been hurt by this industry, but a ton of land has been turned into farmland, as well as much of our clothing ends up in landfills and thrift shops. Why not make clothing that will last? That’s what Toad & Co are focusing on, creating quality clothes with fabrics that are sustainable, like that of hemp.
Hemp is essentially every part of the cannabis plant that isn’t the female flowers, which is the demonized cannabinoid that gets users ‘high.’ The stalks and leaves of the hemp plant, typically the non-flowering male, can be employed in a seriously wide variety of avenues, like textiles, plastic, food, soap, rope, and fuel. The fibers grow fast and are among the strongest in the world, which means they can be made into just about anything, even paper.
Overall, I was very impressed with both articles of clothing from Toad & Co. I love their style, look and feel, and of course the way they brand themselves. Their clothes are edgy, yet simple, while remaining modern and comfortable. But it’s the sustainable aspect that drives me the most toward supporting their ventures. I’m a big fan and you should check them out too!
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