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Hemp Hammocks Now Available

Rest and Relaxation with our Hemp Hammocks

Have you seen our Hemp Hammocks yet? These things are super cool and perfect for the eco-friendly person looking for some relaxation. These beautiful hammocks are made from our 20# hemp cord and are now available for purchase. When stretched to full size the hammock measures about 14ft by 8ft wide. Place the beautiful work of art between 2 solid trees and let the day dreaming begin!

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Illinois lawmakers are Considering Industrial Hemp

Illinois lawmakers are Considering Industrial Hemp

According to The Associated Press Lawmakers in Springfield, Illinois are considering a bill that will allow Illinois farmers to grow industrial hemp.

The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports that state Sen. Toi Hutchinson is sponsoring the legislation. It has already passed the state Senate and is headed to the House.

Rob Davies, Illinois Farmers Union marketing director, says there is a big misconception that hemp is similar to marijuana. He says it is not a drug and from the farmers’ perspectives it makes sense “to have an alternative commodity” to grow.

Hemptique supports the legalization of industrial hemp in the United States. Check out the rest of the story here

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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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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!

 

 

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.

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

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Top 5 uses for Hemp Cord

Hemp cord is often used in many everyday craft projects. Unlike cotton which has short fibers, hemp has long fibers, making it very sturdy and a great alternative to cotton. Hemp cord is available in a number of different colors and sizes. Durable, all natural and strong, hemp cord is also quite affordable. Here are the top 5 uses for hemp cord — and in no particular order.

Jewelry

Hemp Jewelry

Hemp jewelry is stylish and appeals on its level of naturalism. It is made with the popular hemp cord. The bracelets and necklaces are created with a trendy look for the teens and college crowd. It is very easy to work with making it an all time favorite for crafters.

Macrame

Macramé

Macramé is created by tying knots together to make useful items such as belts and plant hangers to name a few. Hemp cord is great for macramé and it’s easy to use because it holds knots securely. Novice to experienced macramé artists uses hemp cord for their projects.

 

Scrapbooking

Scrapbooking

Hemp cord is used in scrapbooking. Adding hemp cord as adornments to the pages really set the pages apart. Use hemp paper together with hemp cord to make your own photo album or journal.

 

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Embellishments

Adding hemp cord to any craft project can give it a natural look. For example, tie a bow of hemp cord around a filled mason jar to make it look rustic or a gift to give it that extra something special.

 

String Art

String Art

Hemp cord or Hemp String is wonderful for making Spirelli string art. Spirelli string art is created by winding the hemp cord around a die cut shape and pegs. Spirelli string crafts can be used as embellishments for scrapbooking, cards and most any other craft project. Since hemp cord comes in a variety of colors the possibilities of design or endless. String art can utilize pegs place in a design on a board. Then, twine is strung tightly around the pegs to form artwork. Colored twine can create unique and interesting pieces.

Where to Purchase

You can buy hemp cord from the Hemptique.com. Check out all the different colors and weights we have to offer. Need more personalized help? Call our office at 760-602-4864