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I hand knot hemp necklaces, hemp chokers, hemp bracelets, hemp anklets - even hemp rings! All for sale right here! I use natural, eco-friendly and azo-free hemp cord. I make everything here with lots of love & lots of knots! I pride myself in my tight, clean, knot work and you will see that reflected in each piece. Ever since my mom taught me to macrame when I was 9, I have been learning new techniques and knots ever since.
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HEMP FACTS
~History~
•Hemp is among the oldest industries on the planet, going back more than 10,000 years to the beginnings of pottery. The oldest relic of human industry is a bit of hemp fabric dating back to approximately 8,000 BC.

•George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both grew hemp. Ben Franklin owned a mill that made hemp paper. Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence on hemp paper. Americans were legally bound to grow hemp during the Colonial Era and Early Republic.

•In 1937, Congress passed the Marihuana Tax Act which effectively began the era of hemp prohibition. Most Western countries distinguish industrial hemp from marijuana on the basis of THC (the main intoxicant in marijuana) content and permit the growing of non-psychoactive low-THC hemp for fiber and seed. The U.S. is the only major industrialized nation that prohibits the growing and processing of hemp. Hemp cannot be commercially grown in the United States because it is erroneously confounded with marijuana. In fact, industrial hemp and marijuana are different breeds of Cannabis sativa, just as Chihuahuas and St. Bernards are different breeds of Canis familiaris.

~Facts~
•Hemp is anti-microbial, anti-mildew, naturally UV resistant, and readily takes on eco-safe plant-based dyes.

•Hemp softens with each washing, without fiber degradation. As the saying goes: “Hemp doesn’t wear out, it wears in.”

•All products made solely from hemp fiber are biodegradable, compostable and recyclable. As such, they are easy on landfills.

•Hemp is environmentally friendly in every way. Hemp can displace cotton which is usually grown with massive amounts of chemicals harmful to people and the environment. 50% of all the world's pesticides are sprayed on cotton.

•Hemp can displace wood fiber and save forests for watershed, wildlife habitat, recreation and oxygen production, carbon sequestration (reduces global warming), and other values.

•Hemp can yield 3-8 dry tons of fiber per acre. This is four times what an average forest can yield.

•Hemp grows well in a variety of climates and soil types. It is naturally resistant to most pests, precluding the need for pesticides. It grows tightly spaced, out-competing any weeds, so herbicides are not necessary. It also leaves a weed-free field for a following crop. Hemp is also a natural weed suppressor due to fast growth of the canopy.

•Used for thousands of years by a wide variety of cultures, hemp is currently being used worldwide in industries such as fabric, food, medicine, bio-diesel fuel, paper, plastics, rope, building material, molded panels, car components, wallpaper, acoustic baffling and barn bedding for farm animals.

~How can I help?~
•The best way to show legislators and the public that hemp is a great environmental and economic commodity is to buy hemp products! Nothing talks like money. As the market grows, so does general interest. You can also contact your legislators, educate others and be an ongoing advocate.

•It is time to clear up the misunderstanding, change the law, and clear the way for ecologically sustainable, economically viable opportunities for American farmers and businesses!

“Make the most of Indian Hemp seed and sow it everywhere.”
-George Washington, 1794

Resources:
•http://www.thehia.org/facts.html
•http://naihc.org/
•http://www.hempfarm.org*

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