Hemp

A few weeks ago, while visiting Mossagårdsfestivalen, we bought a 100% hemp shirt which really felt nice, like linen. It’s going to be interesting to see how it ages.

Industrial Hemp or “hemp”, can provide many of the raw materials  we need as a society to function.  Hemp food, hemp oil, hemp plastics, hemp insulation, hemp concrete, hemp paper, and other hemp composites all available today!  And yes, the list goes on and on. Plus, Hemp is both Eco-friendly and Renewable.   Hemp is one of the fastest growing plants in the world producing about 10 tons of dry product per acre per year.  Hemp was one of the first plants to be processed and used by humans making the history of hemp over 12000 years long!  Hemp Building materials are becoming more and more known and available as well!

says hemp.com and further:

Hemp, like flax (linen) is one of the bast fibers. When weaving with hemp yarns, you can treat it like a linen yarn, using similar setts. It improves and softens with age. Hemp is also mildew resistant, making it an excellent yarn for towels, bath linens and carpet warp as well as in fine table linens and clothing.

Interesting! We hope you will find some hemp tote bags or hemp scarves  with our print soon!

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Some hemp links:
hampvaruhuset
is a good place to buy hemp products (swedish)
hempage
producing nice hemp shirts
and here is an article  eco-trip: Hemp

By |2020-04-17T11:17:27+02:00June 27th, 2012|process, tips|Comments Off on Hemp

jollygoodfellow at Trosa Tryckeri

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Yesterday we were at the Trosa Printing House, an environmentally certified printer close to Stockholm. We were there to see that everything went right when our baby, urbnCal 2012, came into the world. And it did, we are very delighted! Now we just wait for the ink to dry completely, the sheets to be trimmed and the holes to be punched. Then it’s time for release!

By |2020-04-17T11:17:28+02:00October 1st, 2011|process|1 Comment

Reuse and cultivate!

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These suburban plants are growing in newspaper pots, and here is how you can make them using a paper roll and some old newspaper.

By |2020-04-17T11:17:29+02:00April 10th, 2010|tips|Comments Off on Reuse and cultivate!

sjukt mode

Såg Korrespondenterna: Textilindustrins bakgård på svtplay i går, en problematik som har tagits upp flera gånger tidigare, men den här gången fick vi se personliga porträtt av textilarbetare och bomullsodlare. Det blir svårt att värja sig när man hör om t ex bonden Gormail.

I Punjab odlas mycket av den bomull som blir kläder i Sydasiens fabriker. Men bomullen är den gröda som kräver mest gödning och bekämpningsmedel av alla, och bonden Gormail Singh har nu drabbats av cancer, precis som sin bror och sin farbror – och en stor del av dem som bor i området. Det är inte bara farligt när man besprutar fälten, för hand, utan också för att gifterna letar sig ner i grundvattnet.

De berättade också att det går åt 1 kg gift för att producera 1 kg bomull, det är med andra ord bara att väga sitt bomullsplagg så får man reda på hur mycket gift det har orsakat. Tack och lov trycker vi redan på ekologisk bomull, hade nog varit svårt att somna annars.

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Yesterday we watched, a program about the textile industry, they gave us both personal portraits and facts that were difficult to hide from. For example:
To get 1 kg cotton by conventional growing you need to use 1 kg poison!

With this in mind it feels like an obvious choice to print on organic cotton. We also follow with great interest the development of alternatives like bamboo and hemp.


By |2020-04-17T11:17:29+02:00March 15th, 2010|notes|Comments Off on sjukt mode

fruktlåda blev kottlåda

Fruktlådan hamnade i ateljén för nått halvår sen, mest för den festliga reliefen (kanske nya blocktrycksprojektet). Nu när kylan kommit kan man ju inte låta lilla gubben sitta på kalla kalla betonggolvet, då var det bra att ha en frigolitlåda minsann!

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Jollygoodfellow gillar grisar med knorr!

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Humle o Dumle (på bilderna) bökar på i sitt hägn på Överjärva gård.

By |2020-04-17T11:17:30+02:00August 31st, 2009|inspiration|Comments Off on Jollygoodfellow gillar grisar med knorr!