is a miraculous plant!
is an environmental hazard, using 25% of the pesticides in use today
and requiring 1740 gallons of water to grow one tshirt! Hemp production
on the other hand, does not require pesticides, bleach or very much
water. Hemp is one of the fastest growing plants and replenishes
the soil it is planted in.
is one of the oldest and most widely utilized industrial plants
in the world. Its fibers, seeds, stalks and oils have been used
in thousands of different ways for fuel, laquers, paper, clothing,
food, medicine, etc. Most anything that can
be made from wood or petroleum can be made from hemp. It
is one of the easiest and environmentally friendliest crops to grow.
No pesticides, No bleach, No genetic engineering necessary!
Hemp IS NOT the devil in disguise. That's silly, it's a PLANT. However,
it IS an environmentally friendly plant, drought-resistant, with
nutritiously edible seeds, and well, incredibly versatile
an economic cashcow for family farmers on the brink of extinction.
There's much information all over the web. For starters try HIA
(Hemp industries Association) or Jack
Herer, author of the groundbreaking book on Hemp, "The
Emperor Wears no Clothes".
Many of our garments (T-shirts,
Pants) are made from a 55% Hemp/45% Organic Cotton Jersey knit
blend. This fabric feels incredibly soft and smooth against the
skin and lasts up to three times longer than ordinary cotton. It's
more insulative than cotton, keeps the sun's UV rays off your body
and holds color much better than algodon (that's "cotton"
in spanish). And you can wash & dry just like...cotton.
Swirlspace has been riding the green wave since spring 2000, before
EcoFashion became trendy (we welcome this evolution of consciousness).
Come on, you know you want to try it, we dare you!
clothing for men and women, hemp tshirts, hemp skirts, hemp tanktops,
hemp pants, made in USA, organic hemp clothes,
swirlspace. All rights reserved.
Did You Know?
History & Hemp
list of Hemp uses. Check out Jack Herer's amazingly informative book
on hemp, "The Emperor Wears No Clothes".
In 1941, Henry Ford built a CAR entirely from bio-plastics (which
contained hemp) and which ran on hemp fuel. Obviously this technology
has been supressed by the auto industry. (25
In 2000, the HempCar
toured the U.S. for three months running on Hemp FUEL for 15,000
miles! This site also has great info on Hemp.
Declaration of INDEPENDENCE was drafted on hemp paper. Remember
Washington & Thomas Jefferson grew many acres of HEMP. Like
they have in China for 10,000 years.
Ross sewed "Old Glory" the first American FLAG from hemp.
Gutenberg BIBLE was printed on Hemp paper. Only the finest for
Bush's LIFE was saved in WWII by a parachute held together by Hemp
rope. No comment.