We are on a mission to change New Zealand's future for the better, with sustainable NZ hemp textiles!
Original Canvas creates and designs natural clothing in NZ, made from the world's greatest carbon sink - Industrial Hemp.
Hemp is one of the most versatile plants on this planet. Hemp has been utilized by humans for as long as we have been domesticated, and only in the past 90 years has its abilities and unmatched number of uses been banned from the Western world due to an incorrect and long standing social stigma. From fabric to superfood, miracle oil to insulation, the uses of hemp are - literally - endless. And that's only the start.
Original Canvas aims to bring New Zealanders classic and natural hemp textile clothing, that holds a big environmental bonus. Your support will ensure we can continue to create with natural, sustainable and environmentally regenerative fabrics - but more importantly - spread the growth of the hemp plant across New Zealand.
What’s in the name?
Did you know that the word ‘canvas’, is derived from the word ‘cannabis’!? All canvas was once made from woven hemp fibres. That’s right - hemp was ‘the’ original canvas! And we think it’s time for a revival!
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Perfect material to wear. Soft on the skin, keeps me warm during the colder days and cool during the hot days
I have a couple garments from Original Canvas, one hoodie that I’ve had for almost a couple of years now. Quality of the fabric is still in the same condition as when first purchased - still the softest hoodie I own with no rips or pulls after many wears and washes.
Would highly recommend these garments to anyone wanting something that’s going to last them years and give them bang for their buck.
Would buy one of these in every colour if I could! Softest fleece I have ever felt. Never want to take it off 🌱😍