Expo Reveals Blossoming SA Hemp Industry Despite Outdated Laws

22 – 03 – 2017

Hemporium was excited to launch our Hemp Expo last week, in celebration of our 21st year of pioneering hemp in SA.

 

The event also marked the official opening of our new flagship store, warehouse and office. Members of the public are now welcome to view the expo until Saturday 25th March between 9 AM and 4 PM (Thursday & Friday) and 9 AM and 2 PM (Saturday).

 

 

Showcasing a wide variety of different types of eco-friendly hemp products from 19 different local brands; the expo illustrates how the South African hemp industry is blossoming despite outdated legislation that does not yet allow hemp cultivation here.

 

Attendees will discover clothing, accessories, homeware, surfing equipment and more all made using versatile, sustainable hemp by Hemporium and all these local brands listed below:

Unknown Union, Pichulik, Artlab, Falcon & Wolf, Southcoast Surfboards, Sitting Pretty, Pod Baby Carriers, Veldt, Studio 19, Moonbasket, Wawa Surfboards, Scarfini Fins, Ubuntu Baba, Mini Matters, Woodstock Laundry, Photoganic and Room 13.

 

 

If we have already come so far in such a restrictive legal environment, imagine how our hemp industry will flourish when we can make use of locally grown hemp. Click here for an update on the status of hemp cultivation in SA.

Hemporium has pioneered hemp building in South Africa, starting with “The House that Hemp Built” in Noordhoek Cape Town in 2011.

This house is a showcase for hemp products and includes hempcrete walls, hemp chipboard, hemp insulation, hemp carpets, curtains, couches and more.

We have since been involved in 4 more buildings, including a Soup Kitchen in Khayelitsha.

Hempcrete is the “better than zero carbon” building system. For more information please visit the “USES” section or click HERE for an article on the original house.

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