Jungmaven Hemp / Cotton T-Shirts

Of course it’s not until after the name change that I finally post a product with hemp in it. Then again, it was only recently that the boys at Hickoree’s unearthed a hemp product actually worth writing about. The Hemp / Cotton t-shirts from California’s Jungmaven are knit, cut and sewn in the Sunshine State from a 60% viscose hemp / 40% organic cotton blend. Garment dyed using natural and biodegradable soy-based colorants, the tees come in an array of vibrant colors, and boast a slim fit and side-seam construction. Despite their US-sourced-and-made pedigree, the shirts total in at a mere $18 per, making them as affordable as they are eco-friendly. A hemp product worth writing about, indeed – good find guys.

For price and purchase info, visit Hickoree’s.

  • http://jungmaven.com robert jungmann

    here’s some interesting information on hemp:

    “Agriculture is the largest source of pollution in most countries. 2.4% of the world’s crop land is planted with cotton and yet it accounts for 24% and 11% of the global sales of insecticide and pesticides respectively.” WWF

    Hemp requires zero pesticides to grow 12 feet in 100 days eating up carbon dioxide along the way.

    Industrial Hemp is not water intensive, cotton is water intensive. “It can take more than 20,000 litres of water to produce a cotton t-shirt and pair of jeans.” WWF.

    “The difference in producing a hemp t-shirt and a cotton one is 300 gallons of water per shirt.” HIA

    “Deforestation. World hunger. Fossil fuel depletion. Economic recession. Many of our planet’s biggest problems could potentially be solved—or at least substantially relieved—with a single plant. Hemp, marijuana’s non-psychoactive sibling, is nature’s single most versatile crop. Twenty-five thousand different products can be produced from it—from ice cream to insulation—and it only takes a hundred or so days to grow. Not only that, it replenishes topsoil, requires zero pesticides and yields the most perfect protein source known to man. One of the biggest drawbacks? It’s illegal to cultivate in America, as our first drug czar, Harry Anslinger, claimed his men couldn’t distinguish it from its lurid sister: pot. Seventy some years later, we could be on a crash course with extinction because cops couldn’t sit through a botany class. ” 303 Magazine

    • http://well-spent.com Brad

      Thanks for the intel Robert.