Starwhite hemp scrunchie Leafy are created by hand with carefully selected fabrics, composed of 55% hemp and 45% cotton. Each piece is made in Barcelona, Spain, embroidered with cotton threads which make our hemp elastics unique and original. You can choose from 3 different types of embroidery in 4 colors. Two colors of the base fabric are available: natural and blue. The scrunchie Leafy has a petal-like embroidery, which is inspired by leaves. Purchase the product to experience their softness now! The organic solution to complete your outfit, worn on the hair or around the wrist. We can start with everyday items to change towards more sustainable habits.
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The “scrunchie” fabric hair tie from the 80s:
The fabric scrunchies that were all the rage in the ’80s and ’90s are back in style.
The inventor of the scrunchie is Rommy Revson, who came up with a hair accessory that didn’t involve plastic or metal. The idea came to her one night when she was walking upstairs to go to bed and was wearing pajama pants with a curly elastic waistband. He bought a sewing machine and made the first prototype. Over the next few months he tried to sell his scrunchies, but at first no one wanted them. Anyway, Rommy patented her invention and, a few years later, her scrunchies were sold in every hair accessory store.
The name hasn’t changed since then, as scrunched up means crumpled up, which is what scrunchies do.
Madonna wore one in Desperately Seeking Susan to Carrie Bradshop in Sex & The City.
In 2000 and 2002, astronaut Pamela Melroy took her scrunchie with her on two shuttle missions: STS-92 and STS-112.
Today, scrunchies are all the rage and give the look a fresh, fun and playful look. If the scrunchie is back in fashion, it is mainly due to several major designers who have brought it to the catwalk, where models wore scrunchies as the main feature of their hairstyles.
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.
Hemp scrunchie can be hand washed cold or machine washed at any temperature, up to 40°. 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!