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Natural Clothing Pioneer Of The Earth (“OTE”) Expands Private-Label Line To Meet Demands of Environmentally Conscious Companies

Posted on February 22, 2004

Twelve years after introducing its first organic cotton blank T, Of The Earth has expanded its private-label line with the first Ts made of hemp/organic cotton and an innovative soy/organic cotton blend. The two new offerings will help OTE meet demand as U.S. companies continue to switch from conventional to natural fabrics. OTE sells the natural-fiber shirts as blanks or as finished garments with custom labels and silk screening. Now with the industry’s largest selection of natural-fiber Ts, OTE believes its private-label program will soon surpass millions of pieces annually.

Looking good, being good

Posted on January 24, 2004

It’s like that old joke about the shortest books in the world (Italian War Heroes, Swiss Comedians etc etc). “Ethical Fashion” could be the shortest story in the world because it really doesn’t exist. There are ethical clothes — baggy, beige T-shirts made in Third World worker co-operatives from organic Fairtrade cotton — but not proper fashion.

Hemptown Clothing receives largest order to date, opening full US market

Posted on January 14, 2004

Hemptown Clothing Inc. has received its largest ever wholesale distribution order, from TSC Apparel, one of America’s largest promotional wear distributors. TSC will offer Hemptown’s line of environmentally friendly hemp fiber T-shirts and sportswear throughout the United States, including Hawaii and Alaska, from its warehouses in California, Ohio, and North Carolina.

High on hemp

Posted on November 15, 2000

To the great disappointment of crop-raiding pot heads, you can’t get high from Vaclav Tusek’s fragrant fields of green. Tusek, 28, better known as “Diamond,” is one of the Czech Republic’s only growers of industrial cannabis, or hemp. His business represents a global revival of the marijuana look-alike, best known for its textile applications.

Natural parents choose cloth diapers and baby hemp clothing from What’s Hempenin’ Baby?

Posted on November 14, 2000

Did anyone expect Dharma’s mother to receive typical gifts at her baby shower? Instead of typical shower gifts like boxes of disposable diapers and sweatshop-made clothing, the newest characters on popular ABC-TV show Dharma and Greg received unique clothing and accessories picked with love and care.

Plasticana hemp sandal

Posted on October 15, 2000

Plasticana — a thermoplastics material combining hemp fiber with industrial manufacturing process (injection) — will be commercially available soon, in the form of the traditional french beach sandal.

Artmain offers hemp clothing

Posted on October 8, 2000

Beth Kjelson and Becky Piehl have quietly been selling products made of hemp for the past four years. Together the duo owns and operates ArtMain in downtown Minot, a store Kjelson says is devoted to quality and community.

China Develops Water-proof, Oil-proof Technology

Posted on September 28, 2000

China has developed a new technology that will keep textile goods from getting wet, tainted or dirty by such liquid material as water and oil.

Hemp US Flags Introduced

Posted on September 25, 2000

Introducing hemp US flags from Fuel and Fiber. These flags have the rich texture and feel of hemp fabric and the warm colors are produced using responsible coloring methods. The flags are limited to 500 (numbered), and are handcrafted by Arizona Industries for the Blind.

Fall into denim jackets

Posted on September 2, 2000

It’s a great equalizer. An affordable accessory that puts us lowly mortals at level with the likes of Madonna and Cher. This year, the denim jacket has outperformed the pashmina shawl as the trendiest cover-up.