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New Hemp T-Shirts

YOU NEED THESE SHIRTS!

Hemptique.com is proud to offer these wonderful Hemp T-Shirts! Made from 55%HEMP and 45% Cotton the feel and fit is fabulous. Made with water-based AZO free dye, your planet will thank you. The classic design looks good on everyone and with its generous length of 28” the style ideas are endless.  They are available in blank or printed designs and will ship from our California warehouse right to your door. Get yours today.

 

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Earth Day with Hemptique

Earth Day with Hemptique

Hemp in the News

Recently Hemptique celebrated Earth Day at Balboa Park in San Diego. Our staff set up a great booth and educated everyone on the benefits of hemp and what it can be used for. The t-shirts were a big hit!  Check out the interview here with our Sales Manager Bonna Cruz on our local news station!

http://fox5sandiego.com/2017/04/23/60000-people-celebrate-earth-day-at-balboa-park/

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What is Industrial Hemp?

What is Industrial Hemp?

Industrial hemp was once a major player on the American landscape. This strong resource (one of the earliest plants known, dating back to the Neolithic Age in China) was used for many different industrial applications, including paper, textiles, and cordage which you can check out here at Hemptique.com

Over time, the use of industrial hemp has moved into an even greater variety of products, including health foods, body care, clothing, construction materials, fuels, plastics and more. Did you know that The Declaration of Independence was drafted on hemp paper, and even the finest Bible paper today remains hemp-based? Henry Ford even built a prototype car from bio-composite materials, using agricultural fiber such as hemp.

 

In 1937, the passage of “Marijuana Tax Act” occurred, and, despite the U.S. government’s “Hemp for Victory” campaign during World War II, misplaced fears that industrial hemp is the same as marijuana combined with targeted harassment by law enforcement and began discouraging farmers from growing hemp. The last crop was grown in Wisconsin in 1958, and by 1970 the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) formally prohibited cultivation. Today most industrial hemp is grown in Europe and China.

 

Here at Hemptique.com we are committed to using the finest hemp in all of our products from our apparel to our cords for crafting. We believe in a sustainable environmentally safe product while living a fun and meaningful life. Thank you for being a part of it!

 

 

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Weekend Warriors! Here is your weekend craft project.

Weekend Warriors! Here is your weekend craft project.

This week’s pattern is a textured bracelet made in Hemptique Hemp Cord with some crafting beads. Get the pattern for the Beaded Bobble Bracelet on Underground Crafter! She used Hemptique Hemp Cord (100% hemp) – one 4-Color Card Box (samples use cord from Star Fish and Paradise boxes), or approximately 16 yd (14.5m) hemp cord.

 

 

What can you do with the Hemp Stalk?

What can you do with the Hemp Stalk?

 

There are 3 parts to the hemp plant that we can use in lots of different ways. Check this out!

From the stalk we can get paper products, cardboard and filters. There are even some biofuels that use the stalk of the hemp plant.

From the Hurd you can get items that range from animal bedding to concrete.

The Bast Fiber is responsible for the beautiful hemp cord, hemp shoes, hemp apparel and hemp bags we have here at Hemptique just to name a few.

Glow in the Dark Hemp Jewelry – DIY

Glow in the Dark Jewelry

Check out this great product from Hemptique.com.  It’s this awesome glow in the dark cord! You can make all kinds of awesome things with it. How about a keychain for those late nights? What about a new chocker or bracelet for your next EDM festival? The possibilities are endless.  Here is a great project from happyhourprojects.com that you might like.

 

What you will need:

 

  • Hemp Glow in the Dark Cord
  • Size 6/0 seed beads
  • Scissors, a clipboard or other way to secure your bracelet while you work, and a ruler if estimating length isn’t one of your strong suits.

First, check your bead hole sizes against the end of your twine to make sure the bead will slide on easily.  Then, cut off three strands of twine about 12 inches long.  You will need enough extra length to be able to tie your bracelet on when it’s finished – like a friendship bracelet.  Tie an overhand knot about 1-1/2 to 2 inches down, to create your “tails”.

Clip it onto your clipboard to secure it, unless you have another method you like to use.  This works well for me, though.

 

Braid your bracelet about 2 inches.  You can actually make this more or less, to add more or fewer beads as you like.  No rules here, just do what you like!

 

Now, add a bead onto your outside strand.  It doesn’t matter whether you are pulling from the left or right first, just whichever strand you’re about to pass to the middle.  Slide it up snug with the knot, and continue your braid.  This will add it to the outside of your braid.

Do the same thing on the next strand, and then the next – add a bead to the strand just before you pass it to the middle.  Keep adding beads until you have enough to your liking.  I like 2 rows of 7 – so, 14 beads total.  (This is opposite of the Wish Bracelets – those, you add on so that the bead is placed inside the braid, rather than the outside, giving you only one row of beads.)

When you have enough to suit your tastes, it should be around 2-1/2 inches of beads, give or take, continue your braid normally (without adding beads).  Braid another 2 inches – making your bracelet a total length between approximately 6 to 6-1/2 inches.  This will fit an average sized wrist.  You can vary it to be more or less, depending on whether your recipient is likely to be an adult or a child.

Once you are ready to finish it off, just ties another overhand knot.  Cut your “tails” to even them up and match the other end – just make sure you’re leaving enough length that it can be tied onto a wrist.

 

Optionally – you may want your bracelet to be removable.  If that’s the case, you can find glue-on jewelry end caps.  Just trim the ends down to fit the cap, and use jewelry glue to adhere the cap.  If you’re looking for another project to see how this would work, I recently posted a layered woven bracelet you can take a look at.

That’s it!  A bracelet will take you about ten minutes – which makes it easy to whip up a few!

 

 

 

 

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Hack Sack Rules

Hack Sack Rules

Did you know that there are actual rules to the game of Hacky Sack or Footbag? Me neither! I thought we could all just stand in a circle and kick the thing! Follow these easy rules the next time you are in a game and every one will have a good time. P.S. You can get your 100% Hemp Hack Sack right here on Hemptique.com 

 

  1. No Hands(except when serving),No Arms – Shoulders are technically allowed and are widely accepted among the average hack circle.
  2. Always serve the bag to someone else, unless of course you are alone. Footbag is traditionally a game of courtesy, hence “The Courtesy Toss“: a light lob usually toward the receivers knee.
  3. Don’t bogart that bag.– Don’t always hog it ’till you drop it because that sucks for everybody else. Being able to pass well is important to almost allfootbag games.
  4. Don’t say “sorry”.Everyone makes mistakes, especially when learning, so sorry’s are unnecessary.
  5. Try not to give knee passesPasses from the knee tend to go straight to the ground.
  6. Don’t play past .09(blood-alcohol level) – You will only get frustrated, and you might lose the Bag. It is also next to impossible to play with a drink in your hands.

DIY – Hemp Bracelets with Tutorial

Making Hemp bracelets is a great, fun easy project that anyone can do quickly.  Hemptique offers a variety of colors in our hemp cord that will make your project special. Try our Glow in the Dark Hemp for a fun project to wear at your next EDM event!

P.S. Check out these great videos on wikihow!

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Hemp-Bracelets

Wulfie’s Essentials

Hey all you Hemp fans! We have a great tutorial from one of our Hemptique faithful to share with you. Sandi is the owner of Wulfie’s Essentials. She sent us this beautiful necklace and wrote a tutorial on how to make it. She used our 10# Hemp Cord for this project. Here’s the link to her blog! Follow her directions and submit your creations!

Hemp Heals Soil

hemp-heals-soilHemp roots absorb and dissipate the energy of rain and runoff, which protects fertilizer, soil, and keeps seeds in place. Hemp plants can also slow down the velocity of runoff by absorbing moisture. By creating shade, hemp plants moderate extreme variations in temperatures, thus conserving moisture in the soil. Hemp plants reduce the loss of topsoil in windy conditions. Hemp plants also loosen the earth for subsequent crops

Hemp plants have even been said that they can pull nuclear toxins from soil. In fact hemp planted around the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site is said to pull radioactive elements from the ground. This process is called phyto-remediation. Phyto-remediation can be used to remove nuclear elements, clean up metals, pesticides, solvents, crude oil, and other toxins from landfills. Hemp breaks down pollutants and stabilizes metal contaminants by acting as a filter. Hemp is proving to be one of the best phyto-remediative plants found.

At minimum the benefit of a hemp crop is in its use as a rotation crop. Since hemp stabilizes and enriches the soil farmers grow crops on, and provides them with weed-free fields, without cost of herbicides, it has value even if no part of the plant is being harvested and used. Any industry or monetary benefit beyond this value is a bonus. Rotating hemp with soy reduces cyst nematodes, a soy-decimating soil parasite, without any chemical input. Hemp could be grown as a rotation crop and not compete with any other food crops for the most productive farmland. Marginal lands make fine soil for hemp, or hemp can be grown in between growing seasons.


Hemp growing could completely eradicate the necessity to use wood at all because anything made from wood can be made from hemp, including paper. The paper demand is suppose to double in next 25 years. Using hemp for paper could reduce deforestation by half. An acre of hemp equals at least 4 acres of trees annually. Hemp paper can be recycled 7 to 8 times, compared with only 3 times for wood pulp paper. Hemp paper also does not need to be bleached with poisonous dioxins, which poison waterways.

Here at Hemptique.com we are proud to be part of this amazing rebirth of hemp as a useful tool in your everyday life. If you are looking for hemp made apparel, paper, shoes, house wares or hemp rope, we are proud to have it available for you.
Why use the forests which were centuries in the making and the mines which required ages to lay down, if we can get the equivalent of forest and mineral products in the annual growth of the fields?” –Henry Ford