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NATURALLY STRONG

HEMP IS A NATURAL AND SUSTAINABLE PERFORMANCE FABRIC WITH A LOW IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT.

BREATHABLE

EXCEPTIONALLY SOFT AND BREATHABLE WITH LIGHTWEIGHT, AIRY FIBRES THAT FEEL COMFORTABLE NEXT-TO-SKIN AND PRODUCE NO ELECTROSTATIC CHARGE.

STRONG

HEMP IS A NATURAL AND SUSTAINABLE PERFORMANCE FABRIC WITH A LOW IMPACT ON THE ENVIROMENT.

THERMO-REGULATING

HEMP REGULATES BODY TEMPERATURE AND ENHANCES WELLBEING.

SOURCING & DEVELOPMENT

In the Alps, hemp production has a longstanding tradition. In the past, Italy was the biggest producer of high-quality hemp fibre. But, in the ‘60s, much of the related skills, knowledge and machinery were moved to China. For this reason, today we purchase hemp fibre from expert producers in Heilongjiang, a region in northeast China dominated by mountain chains.

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Alpine Hemp: strong like your body

Your friends ask why you climb. Why put yourself through the exertion, suffer through hot or cold, stand face to face with your fears? Why pass the time alone? You would like to reply by letting them spend just five minutes in your body – a body that’s strong, aware, pulsing with energy. You would have them experience the calm and deep concentration that you find only in such moments. The deep pleasure of finding a solid hold, the pure fun of certain moves, the beautiful views and the people you meet.

You’re in good shape, both physically and mentally. Because climbing is a brilliant workout, one that’s intense and slow at the same time. You’re not just physically stronger. You’re more resilient. Just like hemp, a material that we at Salewa have been using in our climbing collections for many seasons.

Your friends ask why you climb. Why put yourself through the exertion, suffer through hot or cold, stand face to face with your fears? You would like to reply by letting them spend your body – a body that’s strong, aware, pulsing with energy. You would have them experience the calm and deep concentration that you find only in such moments. You’re in good shape, both physically and mentally. Because climbing is a brilliant workout, one that’s intense and slow at the same time.

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STATEMENTS

The Alpine Hemp collection is the result of in-depth research and development and a wide range of tests performed by Alpine climbers, professional athletes and hiking guides.

ELINE LE MENESTREL

Athlete

I enjoy how comfortable hemp clothing is, and I find there to be large differences between hemp and synthetic fibres. Hemp feels good on your skin – the more you wear it, the softer it becomes. It breathes well, which helps to prevent odour. I also like the idea and values behind the hemp collection. It’s about looking for new fabrics and ways to provide high-quality clothing while keeping environmental issues in mind.

I enjoy how comfortable hemp clothing is, and I find there to be large differences between hemp and synthetic fibres. Hemp feels good on your skin – the more you wear it, the softer it becomes. It breathes well, which helps to prevent odour.

ANNA STÖHR

Athlete

I tried the Alpine Hemp trousers on sport climbing and multipitch routes on very hot days. They’re highly breathable, so much so that you’re never oversweating, even when it’s really hot. The material is highly resistant to abrasion under the harness and at the knees during very dynamic movements. It has such a nice feeling against the skin that you don’t even think twice about it, and it’s much more comfortable than synthetic fabrics.

The Alpine Hemp trousers are highly breathable, so much so that you’re never oversweating, even when it’s really hot. The material is highly resistant to abrasion under the harness and at the knees during very dynamic movements.

SIMON GIETL

Athlete

Alpine Hemp trousers are so comfortable. I like that even during intense sessions where you’re sweating heavily, they don’t stick to your skin or restrict your movements. Essentially, I wear them all day – before, during and after climbing.

Alpine Hemp trousers are so comfortable. I like that even during intense sessions where you’re sweating heavily, they don’t stick to your skin or restrict your movements.

CHRISTINE LADSTAETTER

INNOVATION & SPECIAL PROJECTS MANAGER, SALEWA

Alpine Hemp is a smart, innovative and natural fabric. If you think about what skin does and then imagine a fabric, the basic idea is that the fabric should be able to do the same as your skin. We don’t consider Alpine Hemp’s development and use to be an immediate objective, but instead a sustainable, long-term project.

Alpine Hemp is a smart, innovative and natural fabric. If you think about what skin does and then imagine a fabric, the basic idea is that the fabric should be able to do the same as your skin.

MARK MCCARTHY

FORMER PRODUCT MANAGER APPAREL, SALEWA

After numerous expeditions to the Salewa Cube and meetings high up on the seventh floor, I had the chance to experience the extreme softness and elasticity of the fabric of the prototype trousers. They’re very comfortable against the skin, they dry rapidly and offer great freedom of movement.

After numerous expeditions to the Salewa Cube and meetings high up on the seventh floor, I had the chance to experience the extreme softness and elasticity of the fabric of the prototype trousers. They’re very comfortable against the skin, they dry rapidly and offer great freedom of movement.

SIMON KREUTZ

EVENT & SPONSORING SPECIALIST, SALEWA

The fabric is very comfortable. They have a good stretch and seem to be quite resistant. They stood up to rubbing and abrasion without developing holes. A lot of people stopped me to ask about my trousers.

The fabric is very comfortable. They have a good stretch and seem to be quite resistant. They stood up to rubbing and abrasion without developing holes. A lot of people stopped me to ask about my trousers.

EGON RESCH

INNOVATION & SPECIAL PROJECTS MANAGER, SALEWA

I found the fabric to be very comfortable against my skin when I wore it. Even during intense sessions, it didn’t become overly damp or stick to my skin. I wore the trousers to climb, but also to do yoga and during my free time.

I found the fabric to be very comfortable against my skin when I wore it. Even during intense sessions, it didn’t become overly damp or stick to my skin. I wore the trousers to climb, but also to do yoga and during my free time.