Afends creates classically timeless, durable, high quality designs out of hemp that should last a lifetime. Hemp requires little water and no pesticides in order to grow well and the brand’s goal is to be environmentally and socio-economically sustainable in all facets. While they use organic cotton in their production, Afends doesn’t use organic hemp– meaning that it isn’t environmentally friendly as it cannot confirm damaging fertilisers aren’t used by farmers. Organic cotton, even though it’s a good option, uses requires high water consumption to grow. The brand also uses leather. Labour-wise, it is not taking adequate steps to ensure payment of a living wage for its workers.