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ABOUT HEMP

When it comes to Industrial Hemp, it can be tough knowing where to begin.

It has something to offer for everybody - and that’s no exaggeration! Are you looking for eco-friendly clothing, chemical-free skincare products, or an incredibly reliable source of protein for your vegan diet? We think Hemp might just be the answer.

For over 20,000 years, Humans have domesticated this plant to provide for growing civilisations. One question - why did we stop growing Hemp?
Well, we all know why. Hemp’s the relation to ‘Marijuana’, the potent flower that produces high amounts of the psychoactive compound ‘THC’ is supposedly why. A second question - Why did we outlaw the entire plant, not just the compound?

We may never know. However, with modern revelations, it’s more important than ever to understand the different varieties.

Hemp and Marijuana are two different breeds of the same plant. It’s a bit of a complicated topic, but we break it down a bit more in our blog about Hemp and Marijuana’s difference.

   In summary;
          1. Industrial Hemp = A Plant with under 0.3-1% THC (Depending on the country and state)
          2. ‘Marijuana’/Medical cannabis = Any plant with over 1% THC Content. At this point, anything with more than 1% THC is considered medical or illegal cannabis.

We found Hemp through a pathway that began with looking for non-synthetic alternatives to everyday products. Once we became obsessed with the variety of products that we could make from Hemp, we took it upon ourselves to spread the word! For the last 20 years, we’ve been striving to serve the Australian hemp industry with high-quality hemp products that you know and trust.

Hemp and Sustainability: What makes Hemp such a sustainable crop?

Phytoremediation

Did you know that Hemp possesses the capability to clean soil? Have you ever heard of a biological mechanism called phytoremediation?

Hemp’s deep taproot allows it to draw pollutants and toxins from the soil that it’s growing in. Hemp consumables grown in polluted soil will take in the contents of what it’s grown in.

The critical thing to remember when it comes to phytoremediation is that it has pros and cons. It can clean soil, but the plant used to draw out toxins will store the plant’s pollutants.

In summary: Hemp can be used to clean soil. However, if it’s removed pollutants from the ground, it’s best to dispose of it responsibly. For example, if you utilise Hemp to remediate soil contaminated by radioactive materials, consuming the product will result in your body taking in the contents.

Carbon sequestration

With carbon pollution being a leading factor in climate change, people worldwide are actively looking for ways to reduce the amount of carbon pollution in our atmosphere.

Did you know: One of the critical elements that hemp needs to grow
Is carbon dioxide? Yep. Hemp is virtually a ‘carbon pig.’

It’s a complicated one to explain… but essentially, hemp partially relies on carbon dioxide to grow. If you’d like to learn more, head over to our blog about how Hemp can help solve our climate crisis. The roll-on effect on the environment that comes from growing Hemp will continue to manifest throughout the seasons.

Hemp can Help Bees

Saving the bees? That’s a big job, but it’s coming to a point where we have to act to protect our ecosystem. Would you believe that the pollen from Hemp offers bees an off-season source of food? Although they can’t make honey from it, it still gives them something to get through the seasons that nectar is scarce.

Yes, the more hemp we grow, the more our natural ecosystems will benefit.

About Hemp Clothing

The history of human use of hemp fibre dates back so far that scholars are still unable to agree on a point that humans first started using it. Currently, the earliest date that humans used hemp is around 24,000BC. Whether you look at the Egyptians who likely used hemp to build pyramids or the English sailors who used Hemp for rope and ship sails, the prominence of Hemp in human history is undeniable.

Benefits of Hemp Clothing:
Durability
UV-Protection
Natural Insulation
Anti-bacterial
If you’d like to read more about how to make Hemp Clothing? We’ve broken it down step by step  here!

About Hemp Foods

In Australia, we can only make Hemp Foods from the seed of the plant. It can then be pressed, broken down, and ground to make incredible gluten-free substitutes for common ingredients that many generally avoid due to intolerances.

We supply and make;
   - Hemp Seed
   - Hemp Flour
   - Hemp Protein
   - Hemp Chocolate
   - Hemp Seed Oil 

Nutritional Benefits of Hemp Seed in Food:
Omega 3. 6 & 9
Complete Protien
High Fiber
High Calcium
High GLA
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Vitamin D
Vitamin B
Vitamin E

About Hemp Skincare

How do you make Hemp Skincare?

We make our Hemp skincare products using the cold-pressed oil from Australian grown Hemp Seed. Hemp Seed Oil is produced by cold-pressing the Hemp Seed and then removing any leftover contaminants before storing. We then hand-craft our skincare and soaps with the oil, along with other natural ingredients.

How do you make Hemp Skincare?

We make our Hemp skincare products using the cold-pressed oil from Australian grown Hemp Seed. Hemp Seed Oil is produced by cold-pressing the Hemp Seed and then removing any leftover contaminants before storing. We then hand-craft our skincare and soaps with the oil, along with other natural ingredients.
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