Hemp Clothing Doesn’t Wear Out, it Wears in!
Hemp Clothing Becomes Softer Every Time You Wash it.
Hemp fiber has been used thousands of years, materials made from hemp were discovered in tombs dating back to 8,000 BC.
Hemp is an alternative crop that can be farmed with little or no chemicals and is a sustainable natural resource.
"Why use up the forests that were centuries in the making - if you can get the equivalent in the growing of hemp fields?" - Henry Ford
"Make the most of the Indian hemp seed and sow it everywhere." - George Washington, 1794
The USA is the only industrialized country that does NOT allow farmers to grow Hemp, though it is not illegal to import.
Hemp is better than cotton that depletes the soil of nutrients, hemp can be grown consecutively for 20 years without affecting the soil.
Hemp saves water! Hemp uses only 1/20th the amount of water as cotton to grow and process.
Hemp has four times the strength of cotton.
In 1938, the magazine Popular Mechanics called hemp the “New Billion Dollar Crop” because researchers had discovered that hemp could be used to manufactory over 25,000 different kinds of products.
What did the Gutenberg bible, Christopher Columbus' ropes and sails, the Declaration of Independence and the first American flag have in common? They were all made from hemp, a crop so versatile it can be used to make cloth, paper, even food.
Hemp Fact: 80% of all textiles, fabrics, clothes, linen, drapes, bed sheets, etc., were made from hemp until the 1820s, with the introduction of cotton gin, All schoolbooks were made from hemp or flax paper until the 1880s.
“Hemp can be grown on marginal land, so unlike cotton, it doesn't displace food crops. The deep root structures of the crop also protect the soil against erosion. Like linen, hemp can be grown without agro-chemicals. Hemp also has the highest yield of all natural textiles, with up to double the fibre yield per hectare than cotton.” -Summer Edwards
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