Did you know that hemp has been used for thousands of years to create a multitude of items? Dating back to ancient times, hemp fabric has been discovered in tombs as far back as 8000 B.C. Sailors relied on hemp to make sail cloth and rope because of its strength and durability. Hemp was considered one of India’s five sacred plants and was used in religious ceremonies and for clothing. Even the American Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper!
However, hemp became a banned substance in the early 1900’s. Without going into too much detail, hemp and marijuana were classified as cannabis and controlled substances. With research came the realization that industrial hemp and cannabis are not the same at all. Hemp is not a plant that can get you high and its benefits are abundant. With the change in public opinion, more and more uses for hemp are becoming apparent.
Not only are there over 50, 000 uses for this sustainable wonder crop, but it also is environmentally friendly to grow. It requires little water and no pesticide use. It detoxifies soil and can be grown in most climate and soil conditions. Hemp also requires much less land to produce the same amount as usable fiber as trees. It grows very quickly and can be harvested every 3-4 months. Hemp absorbs carbon dioxide, effectively reducing greenhouse gases.
Industrial hemp’s uses are virtually endless. Here are just a few examples:
- Biodegradable plastic
- Toilet paper
- Construction materials
- Personal care products
As you can see, there really are no reasons we should not be using hemp to create an abundance of products. Thankfully, hemp is getting a lot more attention on how it can be extremely beneficial to the health of our planet!
Efforts Eco Essentials has a wide variety of hemp and bamboo clothing styles to choose from for both men and women at very reasonable prices. They also have the fabrics for sale as well, and they will ship anywhere in North America.
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