Back in April, based on an endorsement from Goto Reviews (née MetaEfficient), I purchased a hemp & cotton t-shirt from GoodHemp. My shirt (I chose the “sand” colored one) arrived in the mail a few days later, and after 6 months of wear, I can confidently claim it’s the most comfortable piece of clothing I own. I haven’t taken a flight in the last 6 months without wearing this wonderfully soft shirt.
It is a bit better in cold weather than warm, as the hemp and cotton blend holds in a comfortable amount of body heat. The fabric also holds up triumphantly through multiple washes, only getting softer with age.
My only complaint is that the shirt is larger than originally expected; I purchased a medium, and it felt bulky on me, who frequently wears large shirts. Fortunately, GoodHemp recognizes the flaw in the design, and they’re planning to introduce a new (more accurately) sized style of tee in the very near future.
There’s a load of socially conscious intent with this company as well, with organic cotton, eco-friendly dyes, and fair trade practices, which is an added bonus when buying an inexpensive, comfortable, high quality tee. Add in all the myriad benefits of hemp as a fabric, and this is a very nice — if not particularly hip — shirt for daily wear.
If all that weren’t enough to convince me to get another, today’s mail brings a promotion for 10% off the already affordable $9.95. It only runs for the next week or so, presumably to run down their older stock at the beginning of the X-Mas season.
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