In the past 6 months, Australia has seen a number of new and emerging industries surface, one of which that is said to be ‘on trend’ this year is, Hemp!
Hemp finally received the green light go ahead for consumption late last year on November 12th. Since then, Australia has seen a wide range of new and innovative Hemp products such as value added health foods, cosmetics and clothing hitting the market. This super plant has an extremely long list of benefits but if you are hoping it comes with an extra high, you will be mistakenly disappointed. Hemp contains less than 0.3% of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) the psychoactive component of the cannabis plant, meaning there is no risk of psychoactive reaction.
Hemp industry leading ambassador, Tegan Scates, Founder of High on Hemp, commented “It is an incredible journey that is unfolding across Australia within the hemp industry. I am seeing a phenomenal change and acceptance of this plant that is being used in a broad variety of products that are very on trend this year. We are witnessing continued innovation globally and greater consumer awareness of this super plant”.
The seeds of the Hemp plant are high in omega 3 and 6, fibre, magnesium and bioavailable protein which aid in strengthening the immune system, improving gut health and cardiovascular health, repairing muscle tissue and increasing energy levels.
Skye Patterson, Director from Australian hemp food company, Australian Primary Hemp, mentioned “We have seen a great increase in demand for locally grown and produce hemp foods since the passing of the legislation last year, not only domestically but internationally also.
Being a 100% raw, plant-based, non-allergen, with no additives our Hemp Oil and Protein is a perfect alternative to many salad dressings, gym proteins, flours and oils.”
Hemp seeds are not only good for your health, but great for your skin, hair and nails. Full of healthy fats, their 3:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3, can benefit skin diseases such as psoriasis, eczema, acne and dry skin.
Beck Howe, from hemp cosmetic brand, Passionate Skin Care, said “Hemp has been the champion ingredient in our SkinFood collection since the day we launched. When it comes to eczema, psoriasis and acne treatment we receive considerable amounts of positive feedback and we always praise hemp for these results.”
The fibre found in the stalks of the Hemp plant are also being used to create Eco-friendly clothing. Compared to cotton Hemp uses less water to grow, does not need herbicides, pesticides or fungicides, has a smaller ecological footprint and the end product is far more durable and long lasting.
Isabella Gillespie from hemp clothing brand, Hemp Temple, mentioned “Not only does the fibre come organically free from toxicities, but there is such an incredibly diverse textile range of Hemp available to the fashion industry. To name a few that excite us, hemp denim, hemp corduroy, hemp silk... almost every textile you can imagine can be made from this wonder plant. Hemp won’t be a niche market for much longer, we are foreseeing a massive boom in the industry from high fashion, everyday wear, activewear to children’s clothes.”
With all three Hemp companies experiencing an increased demand for their products, Hemp is sure to be on trend in 2018.
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About High on Hemp High on Hemp was created with one goal in mind, to educate and raise awareness of Cannabis and how its uses, purpose and benefits can change how we live and the environment we live in. We believe in thinking differently, challenging the negative stigma associated with Cannabis and showcasing Hemp as the natural, raw and rich resource it is. High on Hemp promotes and sells Australian and International Hemp products and educates responsibly-made hemp beauty, fashion, food and homeware lines.
about supporting local farmers and creating a sustainable food source that can preserve and enhance the environment. Our Hemp Oil and Hemp Protein is 100% Australian owned and grown, sourced from our local farmers around Australia. We aim to provide our customers with premium Hemp products that are packed full of goodness and nutrition to keep you healthy and strong.
We believe that healthy skin is the physical manifestation of a healthy body, a clear mind and a skin care system that understands and embraces mother nature with gratitude and respect.
Our deep understanding of the earth’s natural oils, waxes and butters has allowed us to carefully select and marry together the highest quality ingredients to hand craft our SkinFood Collection. The SkinFood Collection was developed out of a need to find a natural and simple solution for family and friends living with eczema & other minor skin conditions. After favourable results, it seemed only fitting that we shared SkinFood with others so that they too could find relief.
About Hemp Temple The Hemp Temple is a conscious clothing business built upon authentic relationships, slow fashion, ethical production and raw fibres. We work with organic, softly woven, raw hemp to create an evolving range of beautiful basic clothing. Hemp is the strongest ecofibre with the greatest life span which, coupled with stylistically simple designs, are the key to create the most sustainable product in your wardrobe. Something to wear everyday, style every way and eventually recycle back to the earth as a biodegradable product. We create products for the people and the planet. Our vision is to revolutionise the fashion industry through hemp, and in doing so, reverse the production of pollution. Maintaining high standards in all areas of our business and our being, with the intention of 'walking our talk' in not just what we sell but in who we are. The Hemp Temple is an embodiment of conscious business, from the inside out.