Hello! I’m Poppy, the founder of Stola London. I started this brand with the goal to make you head over heels in love with hemp.
We launched Stola a year ago to spread awareness of hemp and its wide-ranging benefits. When I first encountered the fabric, I was enthralled by its soft buttery feel and rich history. Hemp was first spun into fabric 5000 years ago!
I then soon learnt it grew needing ONLY rainwater. This is in stark contrast to cotton from which most nightwear is made.
A shocking 4000 litres of water will be used for just one pair of cotton pyjamas - that’s enough for one person to drink in 4 years!
Whereas hemp uses only 800 litres per set of pyjamas, making it environmentally superior to almost all other fabrics, including linen.
I decided to make it my mission to spread awareness of hemp, and the result is Stola London.
We are a brand inspired by the ancient traditions of women wearing loose-fitting hemp stolas, made for a contemporary market.