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Hemp Times Magazine Covers

Posted on December 25, 2016
Hemp Times magazine covers

Hemp Times magazine ran from it’s premier in July/August 1996 through the end of 1999. Each issue featured a celebrity that supports industrial hemp, and included product reviews, and articles about hemp. The premier issue featured perhaps the largest supporter of hemp at the time — Woody Harrelson — who was arrested for planting viable hemp seed in Kentucky in early 1996.

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

Posted on November 19, 2013
sShaker Village of Pleasant Hill

The task of providing cloth for an entire community was an integral part of daily work at Pleasant Hill. Coats, bed sheets, socks, blankets, feed sacks, dresses, towels, rope — all of these were a necessary part of everyday life. Until it became practical to purchase textile goods, they were produced within the community. In addition to providing for their own needs, Shaker textile items were manufactured for sale.

Automotive Composites

Posted on February 18, 2011
Automotive Composites

Natural fiber composites are made of a mixture of 50% hemp and 50% polypropylene (PP) which are formed into fleece mats and are later formed into various components.

The use of natural fibers in automotive composites versus fiberglass results in both ecological and technological benefits.

Kentucky Postcards

Posted on February 17, 2011
Kentucky Postcards

This collection contains 10 postcards from the early 1900’s. Hemp flourished in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky and was grown primarily for bailing cotton. Henry Clay encouraged the US Navy to use Kentucky hemp over Russian hemp for cordage used on sailing ships. Scenes include cutting hemp by hand and machine, shocks of hemp, and manually breaking hemp in the field.

World War II

Posted on February 16, 2011
World War II

During WWII the Japanese cut-off supplies of manilla hemp from the Philippines. Therefore, the US government formed the War Hemp Industries, a subsidiary of the Commodity Credit Corporation, to build over forty hemp fiber processing mills throughout the Midwest to produce cordage for the Navy.