Come along and have fun with us as we tour Hempfest 2010! Hemp has so many uses: clothes, building materials (bricks, lumber, rope), food & beverages (guaranteed NOT to get you high – well, except for the hemp ale but all alcohol does that!), biofuel and much more! Let’s visit the vendors and enjoy the sights and sounds of this unique festival at Lake Selmac, Oregon. We’ll dance with faeries, butterflies, jugglers, and other cool people! You may even run into Spider Man!
Don’t forget to check out our hemp Joeys from Nepal! They come in natural, black, green, purple and navy blue! http://shop.magneticpursenality.com/Natural-Hemp-Red-HS004.htm
These natural fiber, handmade accessories from Kathmandu, Nepal are made by working women’s co-ops and small woman-owned cottage industry producers. In Nepal, the hemp fabric used is from the remote Western Region of Nepal. It grows wild in the lower Himalayan Mountain regions. It is not cultivated or farmed as in all other countries. The villagers in this remote area cut the hemp down by hand and soften the hemp in water. Other larger processing countries use chemicals and softeners to get a consistent, smooth, refined finish. Nepali hemp is a bit rougher and uneven and has some color variations. The stalk of the hemp plant is then brushed into a wool like material and then spun by hand into a strand of twine. The twine is then woven by hand on a pit loom into a piece of fabric that is 1 meter by 3 meters long. The fabric is carted down the mountains on foot and to the nearest road where it is brought into Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, the craftswomen buy the fabric and make the unique and beautiful creations that we offer.
Also: TreeTop Organics, Hidden Jungle mobile bar