Hemp Blue: Denim For A Cause
Hemp is increasingly becoming known for its versatility and the fact that it can make damn near anything. Now, Hemp Blue, which currently has a kickstarter running, is here to turn hemp into fashionable, wearable clothing. From their campaign:
"Hemp Denim, really?
Yes, really! While our first collection isn't made entirely out of hemp, our goal is to create an environmentally friendly denim brand, made entirely out of agricultural hemp. Hemp Blue is supporting the movement to legalize industrial hemp farming in the US. Growing industrial hemp is already legal in almost every industrialized nation including Canada, Russia, China, most of Europe, Argentina and Chile. These countries are making millions of dollars of hemp textiles a year while saving the environment.
So what are the benefits of growing hemp?
When people hear about hemp, they immediately compare it to marijuana. But what many don't know is that hemp as an agricultural crop is chemically and genetically different from "weed." You actually can't get high from hemp. Yet, the US government classifies this agricultural crop in the same category as heroin, as a schedule 1 drug. Such a shame, we know.
Allow us to tell you why hemp is the way for a sustainable future:
1) Hemp requires no pesticides, fungicides, or herbicides and adds nitrates back into the soil whereas 50% of all chemicals used in American agriculture today are used in growing cotton.
2) Hemp uses one-third less water than cotton when being grown and half as much water when being processed.
3) One acre of hemp will produce as much paper as 2-4 acres of trees.
4) Hemp breathes in four times the carbon dioxide of trees.
Did we mention that hemp can make food, clothing, shelter, bio-plastic, car parts...and 20,000 other things? All sustainably."
There are numerous rewards for donating. Check out their kickstarter and make a pledge today!