I’ve been wanting to do some hemp designs for a very long time and am thrilled to bring you my new allrounder bag and ♥ Ocean D-ring belt.
The bag is loaded with features which you can read about here. My favorite is the deep front pockets that hold two long water bottles perfectly. (That’s where my Kleen Kanteens go). I wanted to create a bag for a no-nonsense active person (like me) who doesn’t have a lot of time on their hands and would like a super durable bag that can be used every day and goes with almost everything.
Hemp is the most durable of fabrics and also the most sustainable. Consider a few more facts about hemp (source: Hemp Technologies):
• Hemp does not require herbicides or pesticides.
• Hemp can be grown in a wide range of latitudes and altitudes.
• Hemp replenishes soil with nutrients and nitrogen, making it an excellent rotational crop.
• Hemp controls erosion of the topsoil.
• Hemp converts CO2 to oxygen better than trees.
• Hemp produces more oil than any other crop, which can be used for food, fuel, lubricants, soaps, etc.
• Hemp nut is a very healthy food, being the highest protein crop (after soybean) and high in omega oils.
• Hemp can be used for making plastics, including car parts.
• Hemp makes paper more efficiently and ecologically than wood, requiring no chemical glues.
• Hemp can produce bio-fuel and ethanol (better than corn).
• Hemp can be grown more than once per year.
• Hemp fibers can make very strong rope and textiles.
In 1916, the U.S. Government predicted that by the 1940s all paper would come from hemp and that no more trees need to be cut down. Government studies report that 1 acre of hemp equals 4.1 acres of trees. Plans were in the works to implement such programs (Department of Agriculture).
My ♥ Ocean belt is reversible. Blank on one side, embroidered on the other. It’s 53″ long and one size fits most men and women.