Published on June 25th, 2013 | by gatsbyadmin0
Hands on Hemp – Fashion & Textiles
Hands on Hemp is back!! Sunday, July 7th Hoodlab will host the fifth edition of Hands on Hemp, showcasing eco-friendly hemp textiles! Joining the event will be special guest Summer Star Haeske from EnviroTextiles, who will be bringing her “Museum of Hemp Textiles and Weaving Techniques”. Hemp HoodLamb will also discuss hemp fashion and the production of it on a global scale.
This will be an afternoon of networking, with free hemp samples as well as entrepreneurs, advocates, and, of course, the latest news from the top hemp lobbyists, such as this breaking news from top Colorado hemp lobbyist Samantha Walsh:
“… I wanted to let you know that Reps. Polis, Massie and Blumenauer will be offering an amendment to the farm bill that would allow colleges and universities to grow and cultivate hemp for academic and agricultural research purposes. It would only apply to states where industrial hemp growth and cultivation is already legal.
And we just got word for Rep. Polis’s office tonight that the hemp amendment was made in order, Amendment #37!! So we need to get the message out! We don’t yet know when the floor time and vote will be, but if you’re able to, we’d ask that you start asking your networks to call their reps tomorrow and ask for their support.
Please let me know if the reps you talk to sound very supportive or who are on the fence, and we will work with Rep. Polis’ office to reach out to those offices directly. If we can get this amendment on, it will be a huge win. Even though it is a small step, it may be necessary step needed to push the envelope to wards full legalization and production of industrial hemp. I’m so grateful to have worked with such a strong community towards this win…” — (For more from Samantha Walsh, check out Grimey Gatsby’s interview here)
The hemp industry and the society we live in are really going through some incredible changes. Come discuss them and have a great Sunday afternoon at Hoodlab:
Sunday – July 7th – 4:20pm – 7pm
Hoodlab – 3354 Larimer Street, Denver