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Hello, Hemp Underwear + $100 Giveaway!

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Is there a better fabric for underwear than hemp? I don’t think so. I’ve been a fan of hemp products for decades — I shared a roundup of my favorites in this post and highlighted an extraordinary hemp body care company in this video — but I just discovered hemp underwear and It. Is. Amazing. Want to win a $100 shopping spree to try some for yourself? Read on!


First of all, hemp is a seriously amazing plant. It requires no herbicides, pesticides or chemical fertilizers to produce and can be grown regeneratively because it has deep roots that reduce erosion and allow for diversity — in contrast to, say, cotton. 

Hemp also grows as much as 13 feet in 100 days. It’s considered a carbon sink in that it absorbs more carbon than trees. This means that hemp production could have a positive effect on the fashion industry, which is currently responsible for 10% of the world’s carbon emissions and needs some serious help in the sustainability department.


Why hemp underwear? First of all, hemp is naturally super soft, breathable, and anti-bacterial, which means it can inhibit the growth of and/or kill bacteria. (Many fabrics are chemically treated to make them anti-bacterial, but the hemp plant does it naturally.) In a nutshell — no pun intended lol — hemp fabric reduces odor and wicks moisture that can lead to problems like jock itch or yeast infections. 

In fact, WAMA, which sponsored this post, tested Staphylococcus aureus — the bacteria that causes staph infections — and found that it was reduced by nearly 82% when exposed to their proprietary hemp fabric, while the cotton sample reflected an increase in bacteria.


If hemp underwear is so great, why don’t we make all our clothes from it? Well, until recently it was illegal to grow hemp in the United States. Until the Farm Bill passed in 2018, hemp and cannabis were lumped into the same box. But this is ridiculous! Because hemp doesn’t contain enough THC to get you high — it’s just a plant, like any other.

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In fact, hemp was one of America’s original crops: The United States Constitution and our Declaration of Independence were written on hemp, Betsy Ross made the first flag out of it, and the original Levis’ were made of hemp. But in 1937 it effectively became illegal to grow the crop and in 1970 it was regulated under the Controlled Substances Act. 

(Hemp is still a little iffy to grow, as the Farm bill legalized the growing of hemp but it’s still up to the individual states to determine how that’s done. It may be a while before you can pick up a hemp seedling at your neighborhood nursery.) 


But back to the hemp underwear! I just discovered the excellent offerings from WAMA and this company checks all my boxes: They grow their hemp on small family organic farms in China, require producers to follow safe and fair labor practices, use Oeko-Tex Certified dyers, are all vegan all the time, follow sustainable practices with water and energy consumption, and reduce plastic by packaging their packs in recycled paper and cardboard. 

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Also, diversity is reflected in the models they choose and the colors they offer — for example, there are four shades of nude. Yes, please!


Best of all, WAMA hemp underwear is so comfortable! The soft and stretch bralettes are perfect for everyday to yoga day, and the undies for men and women come in multiple styles.

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Want to try? Mark your calendars: From Black Friday to Cyber Monday, WAMA will offer all styles at 40% off. And if for some reason you’re not happy with your hemp underwear, the company’s policy is to refund or replace — no questions asked.


What’s your favorite undie company? Have you tried hemp underwear? Tell me about it by leaving a comment below — please include the city and state where you live — and you could win a $100 WAMA gift certificate!

Terms and conditions: By participating, you agree to join the Mommy Greenest and WAMA mailing lists (if you aren’t subscribed already). We’ll randomly pick the winner by 11.12.21 and you must be older than 18 and live in the United States to participate. Good luck!

Thanks to WAMA hemp underwear, which sponsored this post. For more about my editorial standards, please click here.

11.15 update: Congratulations to Melanie in Culver City, CA who won the WAMA giveaway, which is now closed.


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