The Frequency Of Hemp, Linen and Sustainable Fabrics For Your Health

In 2003 a a study was done by a Jewish doctor, Heidi Yellen, on the frequencies of fabric. Dr Yellen was curious about why the Torah (the first five books of the Hebrew Bible) would claim you should wear certain fabrics above others, and mentions not to wear wool and linen together.

While the study is not recognized completely by the scientific community, it did come up with some interesting (and not surprising to us) metrics.

How did they do the study?

The scientific details of the linen frequency study are as follows:  The frequency measurements were done in angstroms (m), using a digital instrument called an Ag-Environ machine. It was designed by a retired professor to analyze the signature frequencies of agricultural commodities to help farmers determine the right time to harvest or plant.

According to the machine, the human body has a frequency of 70-100m (in people with illness that drops below 50m). Dr Yellen’s premise was that any fabric that has a higher frequency than that is beneficial to humans, and any fabric with a lower frequency causes or increases illness.

What fabrics have a high frequency?

1)Linen and Wool rock the Casbah:
Dr Yellen’s studies showed that linen and wool both had a frequency of 5000. Wow that’s a whole lotta frequency boosting power. Strangely when a body wore both Linen and Wool at the same time, the frequency went to zero. This was the reference in the Torah that sparked the entire study: it says not to wear linen with wool.

2)What is the frequency of Organic cotton? It’s neutral (or beneficial depending on illness levels).
The perfect blending material for other fabrics, organic cotton came in at 100, pretty much in tune with the human body. However organic cotton matters. Standard bleached cotton measured at 40.

3) Shockingly the frequency of silk fabric measured 10
But it was thought that was maybe because of modern processes. Silk used to be processed naturally ( as naturally as something processed from a tiny worm and spun into enormous swathes of fabric can be). but modern processes use chemicals, and it isn’t sustainable enough to make the cut for us.

4)Rayon 15
Rayon and viscose, which is a process that uses mulched fibres, but also needs chemicals to break down, measured got a dismal frequency rating.

5) Polyester, acrylic, spandex, lycra, viscose and nylon measure 0.
Yup that’s right, a solid zero! Basically stay away (as if we needed to say that, right?). Also these fabrics are truly dreadful for the environment, the can make you smell worse, and trap the heat (or cold), whereas natural fabrics are thermal regulating, and delicious no matter the weather.

What about hemp, is it good for your health?

While many article on the internet claim that “hemp has a lower frequency than linen”, I couldn’t find a single reference to Dr Yellen actually  measuring hemp.

But when you compare linen to hemp it has so many of the properties of linen that we surmise it would be the same!

  1. Like Linen, Hemp carries no static charge. Meaning it’s literally grounding to wear it.
  2. Linen is strong, but Hemp is even stronger!
  3. Hemp is the most durable of natural fibers: 3.3 times more durable than cotton. The extended life of hemp means that if everyone wore it, we could reduce by one third the resources needed to clothe the planet.
  4. Linen is UV resistant, Hemp is UV resistant.
  5. Linen is bacteria and mould resistant, and so is hemp.

What are the pros of hemp vs linen?

Well hemp is FAR more sustainable. Hemp is simply the most environmentally friendly plant going.

  • so green it’s carbon negative
  • strongest natural fibre
  • pesticide free
  • fast growing
  • enriches the soil it is grown in ( yes it really does)
  • used for thousands of years

Linen, while natural, is made from the flax plant, and requires far more water, and depletes the soil. We also love linen, don’t get us wrong, but we chose Hemp as our namesake for a reason.

So what should you do?

Well unless you are willing to go back to a time when you are hand-processing flax into linen, or hemp plants into fabric, you have to weigh what is most important to you.

If you are all about sustainability, then you can simply buy any bamboo, organic cotton, and hemp clothing and feel good about your footprint.

If vibes are more your thing, then you can choose any of our hemp products, including our amazing 100% hemp and organic cotton knits, and keep your frequency high!

We wouldn’t worry about it too much, Dr Yellen also believes wearing black is going to slowly suck the life out of you, so take everything about this with a grain of salt. It is measurable however, just how much better sustainable fabrics and processes are for the planet, so when in double choose green, and stay high in other ways.