Here I am wearing one of my favorite jackets. It’s made from hemp, wool and yak in China by Earthspeaks: http://www.earthspeaks.com
I got it at Eco-Green Living here in DC: http://www.eco-greenliving.com/
I’m looking forward to the day that the tags in my hemp clothes say, Made in North Dakota. It could happen: http://www.bismarcktribune.com/articles/2007/01/05/news/local/126558.txt
The sweater I’m wearing in this photo is made by Ecolution from 100% organic Romanian hemp: http://www.ecolution.com
I got it at the hemp store in Ely, MN: http://www.elyhemp.com/
There’s hemp growing in the US, too, but it’s not harvested or made into clothing. It’s destroyed by the DEA. According to figures from the DEA’s Domestic Cannabis Eradication/
Suppression Program, it has seized or destroyed 4.7 billion feral hemp plants since 1984:
I’ve been keeping my 2007 New Year’s Resolution to wear hemp every day until hemp is grown in the US again.
It could happen this year in North Dakota! Check out this TV news piece from North Dakota: http://www.kxmc.com/video.asp?ArticleId=82976&VideoId=4228
And, up there is a photo of me in my green jeans. They’re made by Patagonia (http://www.patagonia.com/) from hemp and recycled PET (plastic bottles with the number 1 in the recycling symbol). I got them here in DC at the Patagonia store in Georgetown.