Starwhite hemp turbans are made and designed by hand with technique and precision, with selected fabrics composed of 55% hemp and 45% cotton. Each turban is designed and produced in Barcelona, Spain, and embroidered with cotton threads that make Starwhite hemp turbans unique and original. The selection of the material is totally functional: hemp makes our turbans breathable and hypoallergenic, does not irritate and does not create itching. Therefore ideal for the most sensitive skins even of patients undergoing cancer treatment. Easy to wear, cool and lightweight, it is a great option for the hottest days. It gives an elegant and sophisticated look in any occasion and is a trendy must-have in your wardrobe! This headpiece is an original accessory and no rules, you can wear it in summer or winter fits perfectly with any haircut or length.
How did the turban come about?
The use of the turban extended throughout India, the Middle East, Europe and Africa, protecting people from the sun, rain or cold. In some cultures, only believers had the privilege of wearing one, while in others non-believers were ordered to wear turbans of different colors so that they could be recognized.
The turban arrived in Europe, between the fifteenth and sixteenth century, through the Turks who called it tulbent, a term which in turn derives from the Persian dulband. But only men wore it. Once it landed on our continent, women too began to use it as an accessory.
At the beginning of the twentieth century, fashion was reformed by inserting various exotic garments: kaffettans and kimonos, tunics and Turkish-style pants and turbans. The latter were embellished with feathers, pearls and lace.
The turban then became part of the look of the glorious ’20s, along with bright makeup and charleston dresses.
During the war years, women covered their heads with elegant and whimsical hats and turbans: a way to overcome the simplicity of clothing or the fact that they did not have the financial means to take care of their hair.
The woman, between the ’60s and ’70s wore a very voluminous velvet turban in which she gathered her hair. The bare neck made her sophisticated and sensual.
The turban is an accessory that has always been used and we at Starwhite hemp have made it a sustainable everyday accessory.
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 turban 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!