CBD Infused Clothing is Here, But Should It Stay?
Fashion is already addicting, but can it be a real drug of choice? Introducing a new psychedelic trend: CBD infused athleisure wear. Thanks to some smarty pants scientist who also may have enjoyed a midnight toke; CBD can be infused in clothes, bedding, or just about any component of fabric. And as you move, the CBD is released and you receive a literal contact high, accepting the CBD through your skin. As a disclaimer, CBD does not hold the power to send you on a good trip. It’s tends to be a mood booster, relieves aches, and soothes pain.
I was skeptical of CBD infused clothing because I wondered about yet another chemical being processed through unethically and hurting the planet. Yes, you may be feeling relaxed in your new threads, but what type of stress are we putting on the earth? I wanted to do some digging on the process and the brands that are cranking out the first of what might be the future of fabrics. If this doesn't leave a negative carbon footprint on mother nature, I’m all for CBD pajamas and bed sheets; talk about sleeping on clouds.
Gathering as much info as I could, I determined I’m not for cbd infused clothing, it’s not ethical or sustainable. Theres a whole ecosystem on how your clothes are made. Currently that eco system is super off balance, saturated with fast fashion brands that are wasting a lot of natural resources. Admittedly, I shopped the forever 21’s, H&M’s, and Zara’s but I try to stay away as much as I can and stick with thrift store treasures. I know the real damage these types of brands are causing our home just for the sake of matching our fashion junkie desires to have the latest trend right now and cheap.This type of fabric modification is not necessary when you can just put cbd oil on your body if you need some r&r vibes. So what is the actual point of this? My conclusion, this is just a cool thing to have but in no way, shape, or form having cbd clothing is going to totally transform your life.
The water it takes to grow the hemp, where CBD is derived or even if it its synthetically made ( but who wants that) is not worth the emission cost that it charges the earth. To end on some positive vibes, CBD clothing would be really good for hospital gowns for the chronically ill. I can see the benefits there. They would have immediate relief with little effort or need for more oral medication; it would be absorbed through their skin. They can also administer other vitamins and nutrients through the same fabric process. But if being used for athleisure wear, well that’s just plain lazy.
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