Versatile Hemp

From the Archive: 20-01-2010

Hemps potential goes way beyond the products we are currently producing and our two retail outlets showcase many of the other uses such as paper, building materials, carpets, fabric and even plastic. Our concept store promotes a small café which makes delicious food utilizing hemp seed oil and hemp seeds.

Although it is necessary to import the hemp we in the production of our products, we support the local industry by bringing in the raw materials and producing our clothing, accessories, home ware, cosmetics and nutritional products in small factories around Cape Town.
Our long term goal is to promote legislative change so that cultivation of industrial hemp in South Africa becomes a reality. We are certain that given the opportunity to grow this sustainable crop, the hemp industry could help provide solutions to many of the challenges that this country faces by way of sustainable housing, nutrition and job creation.

It is our belief that for positive changes to occur on a planetary scale it is necessary for environmental consciousness to be adopted by the masses. With this in mind we aim to move hemp out of the alternative culture and into the mainstream.

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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