THE HOME OF HEMP BLAZING THE ECO TRAIL SINCE 1995
Hemp is a member of one of the most advanced plant families on earth, capable of using the sun's energy more efficiently than virtually any other.
Originating from Asia, hemp has been cultivated by mankind for more than 6000 years and until the late 16th century was our planet's largest agricultural crop and most important industry. Almost every part of the plant was used to provide the overall majority of our fibre, fabric, lighting oil, paper and medicinal needs, as well as being a primary source of essential food, oil and protein for humans and animals.
The plant grows without the need for harmful chemicals (such as pesticides and artificial fertilisers), it also replenishes soil quality. The production of Hemp is carbon negative, which means it absorbs more carbon from the atmosphere during its growth than is emitted by the equipment used to harvest, process and transport it. Click here for more information on why Hemp is SO good for the environment.
The hemp plant has at least 50k known uses from paper, clothing, food all the way to the less well-known uses like bioplastic, building materials and even superconductors. Hemp biomass can even create biofuels such as gasoline, methane, ethanol and methanol. Hemp can also be used to create electricity. It is a cleaner-burning fuel than fossil fuels and is a renewable resource that can be harnessed by all people in all places.
Below are just a few of the uses of the amazing Hemp plant:
Hempseed is THE richest source of Essential Fatty Acids in the plant kingdom! EFAs are required by the body to maintain healthy cells.
EFAs contain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids, Omega-3, Omega-6, Omega-9, Linoleic Acid and also Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA)
GLA has been widely studied and is known to help with conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and arthritis.
Hemp fabrics can be made into every kind of clothing that you could imagine! Modern processing techniques have made hemp far softer and more comfortable than ever before.
The cotton industry uses 25% of the world's total agricultural chemicals such as pesticides, herbicides and fertilisers. Hemp requires none of these harmful chemicals and can use as little as one fifth the water that cotton requires!
A highly versatile material that is soft, strong & breathable but also insulates, drapes beautifully and creases much less.
Hemp can be mixed with a multitude of different fibres (silks, organic cotton or wools) to produce a textile comparable to anything from linen to muslin, even fleece and denim.
Moreover, it gets softer the more it is worn/washed!
Until just over 100 years ago, 90% of the world's paper was made from Hemp.
It is said to last 50 times longer than paper made from trees. Most people are aware of the environmental damage caused by deforestation - trees are simply too valuable to us.
Hemp requires very few chemicals & produces a greater quantity of pulp per acre, with a finer quality than tree paper.
Hemp has been used as a body care product for centuries.
It is the world's richest single source of polyunsaturated fats, including EFA's (essential fatty acids) & GLA (gamma Linolenic acid), which are vital to the body, both inside and out & which the body cannot produce on its own.
Hempseed Oil has excellent emollient &
lubricating properties and penetrates deep into the skin
Hemp Rope is made from hemp fibres. It is a widely used rope for performing many different tasks.
Hemp ropes were used on sailing ships throughout the centuries thanks to their incredible strength and resilience.
In modern times, hemp ropes are used for a huge range of purposes. From furniture making to pet toys, from decking ropes to craft projects and so much more.
Hemp is one of the most environmentally friendly choices on the planet and can be used in thousands of different types of products. It absorbs huge amounts of CO2, cleans the soil of contaminants, improves the overall health of soil, prevents chemicals entering the environment, all while requiring less water and land than its equivalents. This is why our mission is to encourage everyone to seek out hemp alternatives to their everyday items.
Hemp is great for your general health and wellbeing! Hempseed is one of the most complete sources of vegetable nutrition known to man. It contains a high-quality protein with significant amounts of all the Essential Amino Acids.
Hempseeds can be pressed for their oil, ground & milled for flour - Hulled, soaked and squeezed to make milk, ice cream and vegan cheeses and can be sprouted for optimum nutritional content.