Hemper wants to be a regenerative fashion brand based around hemp artisans in Nepal. They aim to shape a project that weaves an ecosystem of social, cultural & environmental impact. Their business model has so far achieved 19%YoY growth and they aim to scale up to become a global sustainable fashion alternative.
Hemper was born after our founders, Gloria & Alex, took a trip to the Himalayas of Nepal where they formed a deep bond with the artisans who worked with the magical material of hemp. Hemper was created with the idea of using hemp as our main material.
We believe that hemp is the most sustainable plant used to create fabric: growing wild, using 4x times less water than cotton, no need of chemicals in the harvest, and one of the best tools in Carbon sequestration.
In our experience, the communities devoted to hemp in Nepal are vulnerable communities due to poverty. Through our supply chain we aim to create wealth, empowerment and a future; with the objective of transforming artisanal hemp into a sustainable industry. Our mission is to recover the culture, tradition and industry that in our opinion is at threat of disappearing due to globalisation & rural extinction.
The global industrial hemp market size was valued at USD 3.61 billion in 2020 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.2% from 2021 to 2028, 25% of which belongs to hemp textiles.
5 years and a global pandemic later, after raising 350K€ in funding in 2019, we have sold in more than 30 countries and our revenue has reached €281k (-€45k loss in 2021). Our audience has grown to more than 100K followers across our social media.
Our goal is to bring back to fashion sensitivity and cultural burden.