Why Hemp

Nature's Gift for Pet Comfort and Planet Health

Our Affinity for Hemp

At Barks & Boops, we prioritize both the wellbeing of your pet and the health of our planet. That's why we're passionate about our choice of hemp fabric—it's a win-win for your furry friend's comfort and for environmental sustainability.

Natural UV Protection: A Gift from Hemp

While we often associate sunburn and UV damage with human skin, it's a lesser-known fact that our dogs can also suffer from harmful sun exposure. Certain dog breeds, particularly those with short or light-colored hair, are especially susceptible to sunburn and prolonged UV damage, which can lead to more serious skin conditions over time.

Hemp, the resilient plant and the cornerstone of our products, has a unique superpower—it naturally provides UV protection. This isn't a chemical additive or an afterthought; it's an intrinsic property of hemp fibers. This makes hemp fabric an excellent choice for pets, providing a protective barrier against harmful sun rays during their outdoor adventures.

Thermal Regulation and Moisture-Wicking: Comfort Redefined

Hemp fabric is often praised for its breathability and ability to regulate temperature, making it a versatile choice for both hot and cool climates. Unlike synthetic fabrics that trap heat, hemp fabrics have a unique ability to breathe, facilitating natural airflow to your pet's skin. But the magic of hemp doesn't stop there. One of hemp's superpowers is its remarkable thermal regulation properties—it has the ability to adapt to your dog's body temperature. In hot weather, hemp fabric acts as a natural coolant, allowing heat to escape, keeping your pet cooler. Conversely, in colder weather, hemp retains heat, providing natural insulation to keep your pet warm.

Sensitive Skin's Best Friend: Hypoallergenic Hemp

Dogs with sensitive skin can often struggle with irritation, itchiness, and discomfort, especially when wearing synthetic or treated fabrics. It's a widespread but often overlooked problem. Enter: the hypoallergenic power of hemp. 

Hemp fabric is a fantastic choice for dogs with sensitive skin or allergies. This is because it's naturally hypoallergenic, meaning it's less likely to cause an allergic reaction compared to many other fabrics.

The naturally occurring compounds in hemp fibers can help soothe the skin, reducing irritation and discomfort. Over time, this can result in healthier, more comfortable skin for your pet, reducing the risk of problems such as hot spots, rashes, or excessive itching.

Moreover, we take our commitment to your pet's health seriously. We ensure our hemp is organically grown, meaning it's free from pesticides and harsh chemicals that could otherwise cause irritation or harm to your pet.

Natural Antimicrobial Properties: Hemp's Invisible Shield

Another feat of hemp is its natural antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. This becomes particularly beneficial for dogs susceptible to skin infections, as it helps reduce the risk of bacterial growth and inhibits unpleasant odors.

Sustainability: A Green Pawprint

Our commitment to sustainability led us to hemp, a rapidly growing crop with low water requirements and minimal need for harmful pesticides or herbicides. Choosing hemp means choosing a future where our pets and the environment coexist harmoniously.

Durability Meets Softness

Renowned for its robustness, hemp fabric withstands the rigors of repeated washes, retaining its shape and strength over time. As an added bonus, each wash softens hemp, ensuring that your pet's comfort increases with time without the use of chemical fabric softeners.

Tailored for Comfort: Merging Hemp with Our Unique Sizing System

Our innovative approach combines the benefits of hemp with our unique sizing system. We believe in helping dogs maintain a comfortable body temperature, regardless of their size, breed, or climate.

Find out how a tailored fit can make a difference for your pet. Take our free breed test today, and explore how our hemp-based products can enhance your pet's comfort and health.