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WHY HEMP?


Hemp is the strongest, most durable, and longest lasting natural soft fiber on the planet. Hemp doesn’t wear out, it wears in. It’s easy to clean and becomes better with age.

Hemp is grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides, and is completely biodegradable which is excellent for our planet. One acre of hemp can produce 4 1/2 times the amount of paper as one acre of trees in a much shorter time period and can be grown in almost any climate. Nondestructive hemp could reduce our need for trees as a resource all together -- eminently necessary when only 3% of our ancient forests are left in the world. Hemp is the solution to many of the problems that we are facing in the modern world: deforestation, acid rain, the green house effect, erosion, pollutants, starvation and limited fossil fuels.

Hemp has served as the standard fiber for the human race for thousands of years. Materials made from hemp have been discovered dating back to 8000 BC. The Egyptian Pyramids could not have been made without hemp, Christopher Columbus sailed to America on ships rigged with hemp sails (hemp was growing on U.S. shores), Betsy Ross sewed the first American flag out of hemp, and the very first pair of Levi’s jeans were made of hemp in California.

Hemp has been estimated as having over 25,000 potential uses. Just to name a few: food, fuel, building materials, and medicine.

Hemp is not marijuana!

The hemp used to produce these bags is industrial hemp made from cannabis sativa L that by definition is less than 1/3% THC. THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol) is the potentially psychoactive chemical in marijuana. Hemp has gotten a bad rap due to it’s link with marijuana and the ‘war on drugs’. This is the obstacle which stands in the way of legalizing hemp growing in America (hemp for our products is grown in Thailand and China).

Buy hemp products and support the cause for a cleaner environment!!

Note on sizing: Hemp clothing is designed to fit snugly when you first try it on. Wear it an hour and it will quickly conform to your body shape. It is best if your hemp shirt or pants run small rather than loose initially since hemp fabric naturally becomes larger and softer over time and will become more and more comfortable with age and wear. We recommend not washing your hemp garments too often or more than necessary to achieve the ultimate comfort, the best fit, and to conserve water all at the same time. You will love how you feel in these clothes.

Hemp Links

Learn more about hemp and its uses at these sites:

http://www.hemp.com

http://www.hempseed.com





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