The bow ties, or butterfly tie, of Starwhite hemp are totally handmade with hemp and cotton fabric following the tradition: it consists of a ribbon that is tied with a knot and closes the collar of the shirt. The bow tie can be an alternative to the tie and remains a timeless fashion accessory. Designed and produced in Barcelona, Spain, they are the union between high tailoring and innovation of materials. The Starwhite hemp bow tie is suitable for special events but also for everyday occasions that can give a classic or casual look in contemporary fashion. The model chosen is the classic one that gives a touch of refined elegance in any occasion. If you combine it with the matching pocket square it will give character to your formal outfits.
Hemp is one of the oldest and most environmentally friendly textiles in the world, still competing with the most modern materials. Read our article on the history of hemp to find out more details!
It is a high-yielding renewable resource that grows in 3 to 4 months, requires little water and no pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers during its cultivation, so it is considered sustainable. The textile fiber is extracted from the part of the trunk and is considered the longest and strongest of plant origin.
- Hemp fabric is great for summer as it is a breathable material, thermoregulator, it can absorb moisture and resists mold.
- It is an exceptionally durable fabric, the tensile strength is 8 times higher than cotton.
- It protects from the sun due to its UV reflective quality.
- It is hypoallergenic and non-irritating to the skin and above all, it is naturally antibacterial, since there are no nutrients in the fibrous part of the plant (they are concentrated in the seeds of the plant).
Its yield is fast and superior to that of other natural fibers: it can produce 250% more textile fibers than cotton and 600% more than flax. The cost of production is still high due to the scarce quantity of transformers of the raw material.
The hemp bow tie can be hand washed cold or machine washed at any temperature up to 40º. Garments are not damaged, in fact, they tend to soften after frequent washing and use. The dryer can weaken the hemp faster as it loses strength, but gains softness!