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An Interview with Amy Auker, founder of Hempress Cosmetics

The Cannabidiol (CBD) industry has certainly come a long way over the past few years. Tougher regulations have now made many companies uncertain about the direction and future of the industry. Despite this, companies have continued to work hard to meet these new demands, developing a strong community with business guidelines, education and hopefully an industry that can leave behind a legacy for sustainability. A recent announcement of new regulations has been based around the new clarification of CBD to be novel food by the Food Standard Agency (FSA). Due to this, the industry is now experiencing a boom in cosmetics.   Photograph by @girlycanna_ In response, Cultiva Kingdom has just launched a unique hemp-based boutique collection. It features biodegradable towels, make...

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Cultiva Kingdom Pioneers First Industrial Hemp Barrister Wig

Vegan Pupil Barrister Samuel March has partnered with Hemp Textile Designer Laura Bossom, and unveiled the first locally made industrial hemp wig for barristers. Set to be manufactured in the UK this year, the wig will be rolled out as legal wear around the country to be worn in court. Traditionally barristers have worn horse-hair wigs for the past 200 years and were first invented in 1822 by Humphrey Ravenscroft.  Vegans and vegetarians look set to make up a quarter of the British population in 2025. Generation Z (aged 18 -23) are currently the most meat-free generation[1]. This means there is an incoming generation of law students and future pupil barristers whose ethical beliefs prevent them from wearing animal products....

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