Monday, November 16, 2009

hemp couture: sustainable eco fashion

In modern times, industrial hemp has been used for paper, textiles, biodegradable plastics, construction, health food, and fuel. In the past three years, commercial success of hemp food products has grown considerably. Hemp is one of the fastest growing biomasses known, producing up to 25 tonnes of dry matter per hectare per year. Hemp is one of the earliest domesticated plants known. For a crop, hemp is relatively environmentally friendly as it requires few pesticides and no herbicides, saving our soil from pollution.
This roundup of gorgeous hemp products by Hood Lamb, Livity, Sidual, Sativa Bags, Braintree Hats and Heather Heron Handbags show just how far this sustainable plant fiber has come. For more information go to Hemp Industries Association.

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Blogger Jacqueline Carlisle said...

Thanks for posting this hemp clothing has come such a long way from the hippie stereotype. Btw, you have rather large gaps in between your pictures. Thought you'd want to know :)

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