Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Hemp!

Holy crap! I'm becoming a big believer in this stuff!

There are countless uses for hemp fibers. The long bast fibers have been used for making ropes, clothing, and canvas, more recently they have found their way into shoes, socks, fine textiles, carpets, brake/clutch linings, and caulking, just to name a few uses. The hurds can be used for various papers like printing paper, specialty papers like Bibles, also smoking papers, newsprint, cardboard and packaging materials. The hurds are also used to make various building materials, to replace glass fiber in insulation and in making things like surfboards and skateboards, fiberboard (MDF), in cement blocks, in car manufacture, and biodegradable plastics. The hurds also make premier horse bedding (just ask the Queen of England about it). Anything made from cotton, wood or petroleum can be formulated from hemp!

I knew about a few of these, but certainly not all of them. I might try a few products and see if they float my boat. I first need to clarify whether they're actually active though, because the site states that their "stored" is closed, but if they still do online ordering I'll likely take the plunge.

2 comments:

FAF said...

I don't know if they still do, but Body Shop used to have hemp based skin care products.

T.H.I.T. said...

Oddly enough, I did not know that... ;-)