Monday, April 21, 2008

HEMP STORE OPENS IN DC

Legal to import in a variety of forms, earth friendly industrial hemp products will finally be available in one place for the first time in Washington, DC. Capitol Hemp, a new hemp clothing and accessories store located underground at 1802 Adams Mill Road, NW #B has opened.

The new store, the first in the nation to be built out of hemp fiber board, is also the capital's first boutique to offer a wide variety of hemp products including men, women and children's clothing, shoes, bags, cosmetics, paper, twine, food, books and much more.

"Capitol Hemp showcases the versatility of Industrial Hemp to the extreme," says Capitol Hemp co-founder Adam Eidinger who also serves as Communication Director for the non-profit advocacy group Vote Hemp, which works to educate members of Congress about why they should allow US farmers to grow non-drug industrial hemp. . . ."

Industrial hemp now accounts for over $300 million in annual US sales and has always been used by human civilization for key items such as sails, rope and clothing. Hemp is an excellent substitute for cotton which is the most heavily sprayed crop on earth. Hemp paper reduces pressure on forests and is renewable every year, while hemp food is rich in protein and omega 3 essential fatty acids.

2 Comments:

At April 21, 2008 7:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we please get some hemp clothes that don't look like something a stereotypical stoner would wear? Why is it that the only hemp clothes I come across are bong theme t-shirts or ugly panchos?

 
At April 22, 2008 1:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Buy hemp fabric and make your own clothes, or employ a local seamstress to sew them. I make clothes with hemp cloth and they wear out very slowly and can take more washings and stay nicer then any cotton garment I've ever made.

I've seen nice hemp clothes like jeans and button down shirts, but you need to look a little harder to find them.

I think the main reason that many hemp clothes are ugly ponchos and bong themed t-shirts, is that many people still think you can get stoned smoking a t-shirt, and that leaves hemp products rather stigmatized.

 

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