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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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A Story of Hemp Textiles

Hemp textiles have been used in history for centuries. It is thought that hemp was one of the earliest cultivated plants for textile fibre known to humanity. Historians believed that this plant was used in Europe in approximately 1,200 BC. After then, it spread throughout the ancient world. A few examples from early discoveries includes hemp cloth from ancient Mesopotamia found from 8,000 BC., the Chinese work of the Sung dynasty produced by Lu Shi in 500 AD and Emperor Shen Nung who lived the the 28th century BC who was also thought to have taught his people to cultivate hemp for cloth.  When it comes to the British history, in 1535 Henry VIII passed an act condemning all landowners to sow 1/4 of an acre, or they...

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Extinction Rebellion Hits London Fashion Week

With climate unrest, extinction rebellion called out for the fashion industry to change its ways. On 13th Friday September, we saw many protesters dressed in white stood at the doors as London Fashion Week opened for another season. 

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Why Choose Industrial Hemp?

Hemp fabric has been used by humanity for thousands of year as a natural fibre, known for it’s durable fibrous strength. With over 20,000 uses, hemp has been used for industrial fabrics such as sails for ships, canvas, sacks, rope, bedding, cigarette & filter papers, bio-composite plastic, organic compost, thermal insulation, concrete blocks and fibre reinforcement.The best thing about hemp textile crops is the entire plant can be utilised to make other products.

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