Eco friendly wild hemp grows in western hilly part of Nepal since the civilization begin and villagers produce the hemp thread and fabric at village by using their traditional skills. From that wild, organic and ecofriendly hemp fabric we produce our hemp bags, backpack, rucksack, purses, wallet, hat, cap, belt and many more accessories. To give authentic vintage looks on these beautiful bohemian hemp products, our women artisan put their best effort by creating their beautiful hand embroidery, pattern, applique and crochet works. Slight uneven colors & pattern are the unique feature of these Handmade Products. You may feel slight variation in design, colour & texture on every single piece, which is the nature of these products.
-Fair trade & child labor free products.
-Can be customize the products’ embroidery, size, color, patches etc.
By purchasing these hemp products you are serving and helping to those villagers & craft person for to improve their lives and sending their kids to school.
Uses of Hemp
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Hemp is a variation of the Cannabis sativa plant - a natural fiber product that is used for many industrial purposes over thousands of years.
For over 5,000 years, hemp has been cultivated and used in over 25,000 products worldwide. During the last 70 years, the plant has become deemed illegal and eradicated in the United States. Although the hemp plant is considered one of the most medicinally beneficial and environmentally-friendly plants of all time, its use as a recreational drug has led to its contraband status in many countries. The controversy over the legalization of hemp has fueled a great debate, as well as many sources of misinformation. While some sources claim hemp is a form of marijuana, this is simply not true. Industrial hemp has been cultivated to obtain extremely low amounts of THC. Neither the flowers of the plant, nor the leaves produce a drug that could be considered mind altering or dangerous. Hemp was once a mandated crop in many areas of colonial America. Today, it is illegal to grow hemp in the United States without a license, regardless of its THC levels. The hemp products that we see sold in the United States today are produced outside of the country.
Hemp has been used for fabrics, such as clothing, hats, shoes, and accessories, for decades. This is because the natural fibers are more durable, absorbent, warmer, and softer then cotton and many other types of fabrics used today. An additional benefit of using hemp for fabrics is that it can be grown in regions where cotton cannot thrive. Hemp is weather resistant, mold resistant, and cost-effective. Its versatile nature allows other types of fibers to be blended together, such as cotton and silk.
Natural hemp is able to ‘breathe’ and is considered biodegradable. As a renewable resource, hemp grows quickly and easily, making it extremely cost effective. Since hemp is rich in cellulose, the production of biodegradable plastic products using hemp has become popular. Recycled plastic mixed with hemp can be used for injection-molded products, as well as resins from hemp oil. Hemp fibers are currently being used in many industries as a substitute for fiberglass. The advantage that hemp has over fiberglass is that it’s lighter, stronger, biodegradable, and cheaper to produce.
Fact about Hemp
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Here is an interesting and enlightening assortment of hemp facts:
1) Hemp is among the oldest industries on the planet, going back more than 10,000 years to the beginnings of pottery. The Columbia History of the World states that the oldest relic of human industry is a bit of hemp fabric dating back to approximately 8,000 BC.
2) Presidents Washington and Jefferson both grew hemp. Americans were legally bound to grow hemp during the Colonial Era and Early Republic. The federal government subsidized hemp during the Second World War and U.S. farmers grew about a million acres of hemp as part of that program.
3) Hemp seed is nutritious and contains more essential fatty acids than any other source, is second only to soybeans in complete protein (but is more digestible by humans), is high in B-vitamins, and is a good source of dietary fiber. Hemp seed is not psychoactive and cannot be used as a drug (learn more at TestPledge.com).
4) The bark of the hemp stalk contains bast fibers, which are among the Earth's longest natural soft fibers and are also rich in cellulose. The cellulose and hemi-cellulose in its inner woody core are called hurds. Hemp stalk is not psychoactive. Hemp fiber is longer, stronger, more absorbent and more insulative than cotton fiber.
5) According to the Department of Energy, hemp as a biomass fuel producer requires the least specialized growing and processing procedures of all hemp products. The hydrocarbons in hemp can be processed into a wide range of biomass energy sources, from fuel pellets to liquid fuels and gas. Development of bio-fuels could significantly reduce our consumption of fossil fuels and nuclear power.
6) Hemp can be grown organically. Only eight, out of about one hundred known pests, cause problems, and hemp is most often grown without herbicides, fungicides or pesticides. Hemp is also a natural weed suppressor due to fast growth of the canopy.
7) Hemp produces more pulp per acre than timber on a sustainable basis, and can be used for every quality of paper. Hemp paper manufacturing can reduce wastewater contamination. Hemp's low lignin content reduces the need for acids used in pulping, and its creamy color lends itself to environmentally-friendly bleaching instead of harsh chlorine compounds. Less bleaching results in less dioxin and fewer chemical by-products.
8) Hemp fiber paper resists decomposition, and does not yellow with age when an acid-free process is used. Hemp paper more than 1,500 years old has been found. Hemp paper can also be recycled more times than wood-based paper.
9) Hemp fiberboard produced by Washington State University was found to be twice as strong as wood-based fiberboard. No additional resins are required due to naturally-occurring lignins.
10) Eco-friendly hemp can replace most toxic petrochemical products. Research is being done to use hemp in manufacturing biodegradable plastic products: plant-based cellophane, recycled plastic mixed with hemp for injection-molded products, and resins made from the oil, to name a very few examples. Over two million cars on the road today have hemp composite parts for door panels, dashboards, luggage racks, etc.
Countries Growing Industrial Hemp Today
The U.S. is the only industrialized nation in the world that does not recognize the value of industrial hemp and permit its production. Below is a list of other countries that are more rational when it comes to hemp policy.
AUSTRALIA began research trials in Tasmania in 1995. Victoria commercial production since1998. New South Wales has research. In 2002, Queensland began production. Western Australia licensed crops in 2004.