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The world’s first hemp watch

British eyewear brand Hemp Eyewear developed what they say is the world’s first hemp watch called Hemp MVMNT, which also features a pineapple leather strap.

The unisex Hemp MVMNT watches are made of Hemp Eyewear’s hemp material. The hemp is grown organically in France. The hemp is processed using “leading edge sustainable technology”, which only produces water vapour (H2O) as a by-product. The hemp fibres are transformed into a solid material by combining them with an eco-binder developed for high performance. The material is used to make the casing of the watch, which is made using high-precision CNC and hand-finished.

For the straps, Hemp Eyewear partnered with Ananas Anam, the manufacturer of Piñatex, which is a vegan leather alternative made of the fibre of pineapple leaves that are left as agricultural waste (find this material in our collection here). The straps are quick-release, making it easy to swap out straps for a new colour.

To make the watch more sustainable, the company offers an easy way to replace the watch’s battery, which you can do yourself, thanks to the removable back-plate.

The watch has Miyota 5Y30 Quarz movement and scratch-resistant mineral glass. It is also splash proof. The hemp cases are made in the Hemp Eyewear workshop in Edinburgh.

The watches are currently available on Kickstarter.

Photos: Hemp Eyewear

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