What does Anact mean?
Anact stands for "an act". A simple act of kindness and making an impact.
What do you mean by ALL people and the planet?
We mean that our focus is ensuring that the farmers, the workers, and the planet are treating with respect, regard, and that our towels create as little harm to everything as possible.
What is hemp?
Hemp is from the Cannabis Sativa plant family. It was one of the first plants in history to be spun into a usable fiber. This durable fiber can be used to make textiles, building materials, food, paper, and more!
Is hemp a drug?
Nope! Although hemp is related to marijuana, it can not create a high as it has little to no THC (the natural chemical that gives marijuana its psychoactive properties).
Is hemp coarse?
Hemp can be coarse; however, like any fiber, hemp can be softened enough to make soft clothes and linens (like our towels!).
What is the history of hemp?
Hemp has been around for a VERY long time. According to some archeological sites, there is evidence of hemp being used as far back as 8000 BC!
In the U.S., hemp was used to make the flag, the Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper, and George Washington grew hemp as a cash crop.
Due to its recent legalization, hemp is now resurfacing in U.S. history.
Is it 100% hemp?
Not at the moment. However; our towels have some of the largest percentages of hemp in hemp blends that you can find. Our towels are 55% hemp and 45% organic cotton.
Where is it from?
Anact towels are constructed of 55% hemp and 45% organic cotton. Currently, hemp textiles are only grown in China. Anact is working to re-introduce the manufacturing of hemp textiles back into the United States by creating a thriving marketplace that incentivizes American farmers to invest in growing hemp for fiber! If you would like to learn more check out this video!
How does Anact make an impact? And how can you?
Each Anact towel saves 526 days of drinking water because it is made with hemp. Compared to hemp, cotton uses approximately 50% more water to grow. By creating a towel that uses such a large quantity of hemp, we've been able to significantly reduce our impact on the planet, and yours when you make a purchase of a towel or towel set.
Why are you selling on Amazon?
We believe in creating conscious consumerism and using the system that we are a part of to change the system. Whether we like it or not we are a capitalist country so how can we harness this to make our product accessible to all and create steady sales so that we can put our sales back into the community around us. We will continue to maintain our sustainable and activist values while working in partnership with Amazon.
How do we ship?
Reducing our carbon footprint is one of our top priorities. That’s why we use compostable mailers and recyclable boxes when we ship. We also ship without the use of plastic bags. We send each package with love and care so that you can be inspired to take a simple act.