We were lucky enough to be invited to speak about climate change and sustainable fashion solutions with hemp as a part of the TEDx campaign Countdown. The campaign is encouraging the sharing of knowledge and experiences to raise more awareness about environmental issues to combat the climate disaster that we are facing.
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...
This week Cultiva Clothing made hemp history as we were welcomed to the launch of Freedomee, a platform for sustainable fashion and its transparency.
Greta Thunberg, the young climate change activist has visited London to take part in Extinction Rebellion’s latest protests. 2019 has become to the year where the young generation are crying out for climate justice. In February, the UK experience Youth climate protesters in more than 60 towns and cities, with an estimated 15,000 taking part.