Don’t let all the other exciting and innovative uses for hemp at NoCo Hemp Expo 4 distract you. Even though hemp textiles and fashion have been around for a long time (millennia in fact!), wearing your hemp is still an excellent way to support the industry while enjoying a superior product over cotton. To highlight the importance of hemp fashion and introduce consumers to some of the many innovative companies making high quality hemp clothing…
Expo areas focus on innovative, creative applications of hemp Loveland, CO — (ReleaseWire) — 03/21/2017 –The NoCo Hemp Expo, the largest hemp-centric event in the U.S., has announced programming details for its Fashion Alley and Global Hemp Village during this year’s event on March 30 and April 1 at The Ranch Events Complex off I-25 in Loveland, Colorado. “The rest of the world has quite a head start on the U.S. given the outdated regulations…
Friday Industry Day and Saturday Public Sessions cover the full scope of the hemp industry. Loveland, CO — (ReleaseWire) — 03/15/2017 –The NoCo Hemp Expo, the largest hemp-centric event in the U.S., has announced programming details for this year’s event on March 30 and April 1 at The Ranch Events Complex off I-25 in Loveland, Colorado. A complete schedule of this year’s panels, presentations, workshops, and more, presented by some of the leading hemp experts…
Hot? Cold? Worried about infection? Wrap yourself in hemp!
By: Brad Shannon
Did you know? One of the oldest relics of human history is a piece of hemp fabric dating back to around 8,000 B.C. Betsy Ross is said to have sewn the first U.S. flag from hemp fabric, and the canvas used to make the first pair of Levi’s was even made from hemp fiber.
Today, what’s old is new again, as hemp textiles are being used to make countless items, from apparel to shoes to housewares to furniture upholstery.
The case for using hemp to make fabrics is clear. In addition to the benefits it provides from its growth cycle – enriching the soil and absorbing carbon dioxide from the air, hemp produces 250% more fiber per acre than cotton, 600% more than flax, and uses much less water than cotton to grow. Where cotton farmers use more insecticides than most any other crop grown, hemp uses very little in the way of chemicals for its cultivation.
Spring into Summer with Sustainable Hemp Fashion
One thing we’ve fallen in love with when it comes to hemp is the fashion! Long gone are the days of burlap sacks and hippie necklaces, we’re talking about top-notch designer digs and practical purchases that last a lifetime!
Not only does hemp production require much less water with little to no pesticides compared to cotton, it’s naturally better than any synthetic material.
Eco-friendly clothing companies aim to bring hemp-trade to the U.S. in 2016.
Sponsored by EnviroTextiles, Step’n-Out in Hemp offers a first-hand view into the world of sustainable, eco-friendly hemp fashions from the companies who are revolutionizing the textile industry today.
Long-committed to producing quality fibers, EnviroTextiles leads the way in hemp fabric and textile production in Colorado and in the U.S. Mother-daughter duo Barbara Filippone and Summer Star Haekse have owned and operated the Glenwood Springs green-company in since 2002.