Welcome to Wear it Naturally
Our goal is to be good to our customers and good to our earth. Bringing you the best possible service in a kind and gentle manner.
We use recycled packaging as much as we can and we steer away from plastic. Plastic, Yike! Have you heard about the new continent? A quote from Marye Audet follows this introduction.
Our products are made of natural fibers and/or elements. Hemp being our favorite. A partial quote from Shirt Magic about the marvelous hemp plant follows as well.
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So much to know about Hemp and our world -
Industrial Hemp Information from Hemp Organic, Shirt Magic“Industrial hemp contains less than 1% of THC the psychoactive component of marijuana. Trying to get high on industrial hemp is akin to trying to get drunk on non alcohol beer.
Hemp is the world's strongest natural fiber. It has been used to make cloth and rope for over 10,000 years. Hemp was the first crop ever cultivated for textile production.
Hemp cloth is stronger, longer lasting, more resistant to mildew, and cheaper to produce than cloth made of cotton. Hemp ropes are known for their strength and durability. The original Levi Strauss jeans were made from a hempen canvas. Even Old Glory was made from hemp fiber.
Hemp can be used to make virtually anything that is currently made of cotton, timber, or petroleum. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both grew hemp. Ben Franklin owned a mill that made hemp paper. Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence on hemp paper. Until 1883, more than 75% of the world's paper was made with hemp fiber.
Henry Ford dreamed that someday automobiles would be grown from the soil. In 1941 the Ford motor company produced an experimental automobile with a plastic body composed of 70% cellulose fibers from hemp. The car body could absorb blows 10 times as great as steel without denting. The car was designed to run on hemp fuel.”
Hemp grows well in a wide variety of climates and soils. It requires far less fertilizer and pesticides than most commercial crops.
All parts of the hemp plant are useful. Hemp can be used to produce everything from fuel to soap. The oil from hemp seeds has the highest percentage of essential fatty acids and the lowest percentage of saturated fats.
Industrial hemp can yield 3-8 dry tons of fiber per acre. This is four times what an average forest can yield. It can replace wood fiber and help save our forests. Paper made from hemp lasts for centuries, compared to 25-80 years for paper made from wood pulp.
Hemp is the perfect source for fuel. It produces more biomass than any other plant.
Today industrial hemp is cultivated in Canada, China, Russia, Hungary, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Spain, England, Poland, Romania and many other Eastern European countries."
Why wear hemp clothing?
Hemp fiber both insulates and conducts, allowing one to stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It is hypoallergenic and comfortable to wear. Hemp fabric provides the garment wearer better protection to UV radiation than any other natural fiber. Hemp fabric’s appearance is of a supple, rich, natural texture creating elegant fashion. Hemp is the strongest and longest natural fiber. It is also the most resistant to weather, mold, salt water, and sunlight. Its durable nature makes it an excellent choice for everything from rugged sportswear, to fashionable clothing.
Hemp clothing is a natural sunscreen enabling the wearer to avoid putting unnatural sunscreen potions on their skin. Additionally, hemp fabric is very resistant to degradation from abrasion and chemicals. Hemp is fully biodegradable.
Hemp is an excellent ecological alternative to environmentally destructive conventional cotton cultivation and synthetics. With its rich texture and natural look, hemp fabric has a distinct style that is desirable in today’s fashion.
The Hemp Seed
The Hemp Seed is truly amazing! So many things can be made or benefited from hemp, including our own human health. The uses of Hemp Oil which is obtained from the seeds, the beneficial nutrition that is found in Hemp Seeds and the realization of the possibilities of bio-mass fuel that can be best made using Hemp and its Seeds are all accurately and comprehensively explained in the following.
First, the Hemp seeds come from the flowering buds located at the top of the plant and at the end of the larger branches. The Seeds are fully developed after the pollen flowers have blossomed, they are easily obtained by shaking the plant. Depending on the size, each plant can produce from 500 to 25,000 seeds.
Hemp Seed Oil
Each seed contains about 30% oil which is exuded when the seeds undergo pressure. Hemp Seed oil has been used all throughout the world's history for such energy sources as lamp oil and cooking oil etc. Hemp seed oil has been found to burn the brightest out of all oils. The oil has other uses as well. Hemp oil is excellent for paints and varnishes because it dries quickly and doesn't require all the toxins and chemicals that most paints have today. Rembrandt painted many of his master pieces with hemp oil based paints. Hemp oil is extremely absorbent and with its high content of nutrients, it makes great skin care products. From chap stick, cosmetics, and lotion to shampoos and soaps, they all help make the skin and body externally more healthy. Hemp oil also makes excellent lubrication and has been used in precision engines.