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The Environmental Impact of Cotton Production: A Case for Organic Cotton and Organic Hemp

The Environmental Impact of Cotton Production: A Case for Organic Cotton and Organic Hemp

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Aside from things we grow to feed ourselves, one of our most intensively farmed crops is the humble cotton plant, producing around 25 million tonnes of cotton every single year. Production of cotton is limited to a few big producers, with China, Brazil, India, Pakistan, Uzbekistan and the USA accounting for over 80% of the…

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Choose Hemp Clothing For Health

Choose Hemp Clothing For Health

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You no longer have to worry about hemp clothing being boring and rough because it is now fast becoming one of the top eco materials and is being styled into fashionable modern clothing available in a vast array of colours and textures. But why would we want to wear hemp clothing? Well some would say…

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What Really Is CBD and How Does It Work?

What Really Is CBD and How Does It Work?

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CBD is the short form for cannabidiol. It is an important phytocannabinoid that is found in the hemp and is known to support the mind and the body in lots of different ways. CBD products in the shape of Cachets also contain cannabinoids, which have CBD extracts. What makes CBD work? How does CBD get…

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Hemp Building – The Early History of Hemp Concrete

Hemp Building – The Early History of Hemp Concrete

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In the Champagne region of France is the city of Troyes. As in many towns and cities in France, there are many old oak frame buildings that are “stuffed” with lime, straw and rubble. This infill was normally covered with a lime render. However, in recent times these walls were repaired with disastrous results using…

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How Is Hemp Clothing Made?

How Is Hemp Clothing Made?

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The process of hemp clothing production today is very similar to the process used millennia ago by the ancient world. Hemp fibre is produced from the plant called Cannabis sativa L. This plant grows to a height anywhere from 4-15 ft (1.2-4.5 m) and up to 0.75 in (2 cm) in diameter. The plant comprises…

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The Demise of Hemp Clothing – Part II

The Demise of Hemp Clothing – Part II

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In Part I of this series, we discussed the early history of hemp clothing production and how hemp products of some kind existed in just about every culture world wide. We discussed the many benefits of this fibre which made it easy to understand why the fibre reached such dominance in world history. But during…

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The Demise of Hemp Clothing – Part I

The Demise of Hemp Clothing – Part I

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There was a time in history when just about everyone on just about every continent used hemp to produce something, be it ropes, sails, paper, jewellery, bags, hemp clothing, etc. For example, until 1883 approximately 70 – 90% of all paper in the world was made using hemp fibre to produce books, Bibles, newspapers, maps,…

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The Health Benefits of Hemp

The Health Benefits of Hemp

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Hemp foods contain beneficial nutrients, like essential for our body fatty acids. Hemp oils have a number of industrial applications like industrial lubricants, bio fuels, and soaps. We do not see any logical reason to ban industrial hemp. Still, governments continue their attempts to prevent us from using this valuable crop. Drug war rage is…

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Eco-Friendly Hemp Homes

Eco-Friendly Hemp Homes

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Although industrial hemp is very well known all over the world even in the United States where it is banned there are some countries that are starting to utilize the incredible properties of this amazing eco-product. In Spain for example newly built ecological homes are being made from industrial hemp. The outer walls of these…

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The Uses of Hemp

The Uses of Hemp

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Hemp is a commonly used word for the Cannabis crop used in industry rather than the type of Cannabis used for recreational drug use. The simple definition of hemp is a herb. Industrial hemp is produced in many countries in the world, the major producers being Canada, France and China. Hemp is a bio mass…

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