The Margaret River Hemp Co has been pioneering the Australian hemp industry since it opened its retail doors in 1995. The family-owned and run business has Australia's largest hemp clothing range and makes and sells its own range of hemp seed oil skin care, including products for men as well as women.
Margaret River Hemp Co’s Georgina Wilkinson on the changing perceptions of hemp
WRITTEN BY JOSIE TUTTY
‘Can I smoke my shirt after I’ve worn it?’ ‘Drug dealers wear this stuff.’ These were the kinds of comments Georgina Wilkinson faced when she first opened Margaret River Hemp Co 24 years ago. Thankfully, a lot has changed since those early days, when hemp was a seriously misunderstood plant.
Building the Hemp Industry - Expanding Australian Hemp Products
WRITTEN BY storednaturally
If there is one thing that we've all learnt from the global pandemic it's that we need to go local and be resourceful. That's exactly what Georgina Wilkinson and Gary Rogers from Margaret River Hemp Company and Hemp Homes Australia in Western Austalia have been doing for years.
ENTREPRENEURS, innovators and creatives wanting to take their business idea to the next level took the stage to pitch to more than 100 investors and collaborators at the recent Regional Innovation Showcase.
The owners of a HempCrete house in Witchcliffe, in the Margaret River region in WA, had never heard of the building material until their daughter went to a talk about it. Now they said they would always build another hemp house with Hemp Homes Australia.
Could Hempcrete be the next big sustainable building material?
written BY Geraldine Chua
Industrial hemp is a variety of the Cannabis Sativa plant, but unlike its marijuana relative, hemp has long been valued for its fiber content, strength and versatility – features that have caught the attention of builders, architects and manufacturers worldwide.