Category: Style

  • Colorado Expo Offers Hemp Products

    Colorado Expo Offers Hemp Products

    April 1st, 2015 – Products made from hemp, will be available at the upcoming NoCo Hemp Expo. More than 70 vendors will sell hemp-based products in Loveland on Saturday, while dozens of speakers discuss the benefits of the crop on a local, national and global scale. There will be live artists sketching on hemp paper…

  • Sustainable Fashion Just Got a Whole Lot Cooler

    Sustainable Fashion Just Got a Whole Lot Cooler

    October 4th, 2014 – While a snazzy pair of designer shades will protect your eyes from the sun, they won’t save the world. But a pair of Scottish design graduates are doing their bit to save the environment by producing the world’s first range of hemp sunglasses. With frames made from natural hemp plant fibre…

  • Hemp Twine: An Eco Alternative to Baker’s Twine

    Hemp Twine: An Eco Alternative to Baker’s Twine

    July 14, 2011 – Baker’s twine is all the rage, but conventional cotton leaves a lot to be desired, from an eco perspective. Hemp twine to the rescue! Oh, baker’s twine! You are so beautiful. Unfortunately, since baker’s twine is made from conventional cotton, that means it’s also most likely genetically modified and it’s definitely…

  • My Adidas & Other Products Made From Hemp

    My Adidas & Other Products Made From Hemp

    April 21, 2011 – 4/20, since its creation as the world’s first meme over thirty years ago, is synonymous with weed smoking. For the environmentally conscious, however, the day and time is aligned with another weed by-product: hemp. For the uninitiated, hemp is the fiber from the cannabis plant and is one of the fastest…

  • Shoes made with Hemp Sprout Flowers when Planted

    Shoes made with Hemp Sprout Flowers when Planted

    February 26, 2010 – Your old sneakers may smell like something found only in fetid corners of nature, but chances are there’s plenty that’s not natural about them. A pair of Dutch entrepreneurs wants to change that. They’ve created a fully biodegradable shoe that will sprout flowers when planted at the end of their life.…

  • Hemp as an Alternative Fuel, Clothing Fiber and Superfood

    Hemp as an Alternative Fuel, Clothing Fiber and Superfood

    May 31, 2010 – The events taking place in the Gulf of Mexico have sounded alarms for a rallying cry for new alternative fuels. The best of these may come from hemp. Hemp has been cultivated for its many uses for the past 12,000 years. Both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew hemp on their…

  • Hemp-from Hippie to Hip: Clothing made with Hemp Catching on with Major Designers

    Hemp-from Hippie to Hip: Clothing made with Hemp Catching on with Major Designers

    It’s not just for the stoner set. Stella McCartney, Giorgio Armani and Calvin Klein are among the designers incorporating hemp textiles into their fashions. It’s a versatile material said to be easy on the environment. It’s durable. It’s versatile. And when it’s used in textiles, it’s easier on the environment than, say, cotton. Yet its…

  • Stiletto Stoners. Why are so many Smart, Successful Women Lighting Up in their Off-Hours?

    Stiletto Stoners.  Why are so many Smart, Successful Women Lighting Up in their Off-Hours?

    October 1, 2009 – They’ve got killer careers and enviable social lives. They’re also major potheads. Why are so many smart, successful women lighting up in their off-hours? Jennifer Pelham* kicks off her black Marc Jacobs pumps, slips out of her trim Theory blazer, and collapses on the couch. The 29-year-old corporate attorney for one…

  • Naturally Advanced Technologies and Hanesbrands Inc. Enter Multiphase Joint Development Agreement for Organic-Fiber Commercialization

    August 5, 2009 – PORTLAND, OR, – Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. (NAT, OTCBB: NADVF, TSXV: NAT) has entered into a multiphase joint development agreement with Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE: HBI), that will allow Crailar(R) Organic Fibers technology to be processed for use in commercial apparel knit products made by Hanesbrands. NAT, using technology developed with and…