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7 Compelling Reasons Why Hemp Textiles are Better for You and Your Planet

We have evidence that humans were using hemp textiles as early as 8000 BC. In fact, our word for canvas comes from the word cannabis.

But since hemp cultivation was banned in many countries for much of the 20th century and beyond, you could be forgiven for not knowing too much about hemp textiles today.

However, recent changes in legislation are allowing hemp cultivation to become more widespread, and more and more people are once again discovering the abundant benefits of hemp textiles.

Read on to find out what makes hemp so much better than the rest.


The World’s Tallest Building Constructed with Hempcrete

A global first, 84 Harrington Street is officially the world’s tallest building constructed using hempcrete blocks and hemp building materials.

A partnership between two Cape Town-based companies, Hemporium, and Afrimat Hemp, 84 Harrington Street is setting the benchmark for how to build a safe, carbon-neutral, multi-story building using hemp blocks and hemp systems.

14 – 07 – 22


Regulators, Mount Up

This article was originally published in Evolved Magazine, which is a partnership between industry thought leaders and the official mouthpiece for the CTAA (Cannabis Trade Association Africa). Visit their website for expert opinion and educational articles about a Positive Cannabis Wellness Lifestyle.

“Regulators, mount up” is a quote from the movie Young Guns, and later used by Warren G in “Regulate”. These “regulators” were referring to themselves as people who protect property and who “fight corruption and injustice, regulating the rate of crime in a neighborhood.”

Let’s see how regulations can work for the Cannabis industry.

25 – 02 – 22


The State of the (Hemp) Nation

25 years of Hemporium came and went this year. Unfortunately without the celebration, we would have hoped for due to the pandemic. Nonetheless, a quarter-century of serving the hemp industry in South Africa and providing quality hemp products to our customers is definitely something worth celebrating.

We are ending the year off on a high note though with the pronouncement from the Minister of Health that Hemp has finally found a home in the Plant Improvement Act.

19 – 11 – 21


Another Step Towards a Legitimate Hemp Industry in SA

The 30th of March saw what feels like a big step forward towards a legitimate industrial cannabis/hemp industry when a stakeholder meeting was held by DALRRD, the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, on the progress made on the draft Cannabis Master Plan for South Africa.

31 – 03 – 21


Hemporium Proud to be Founding Member of Cannabis Trade Association of Africa

Hemporium is proud to be a founding member of the Cannabis Trade Association of Africa, a voluntary non-profit association for cannabis industry companies and professionals.

17 – 02 – 21


New Regulations for the Sale of CBD Products in SA

Exactly one year and one week after the CBD exemption was first granted by the Minister of Health, new regulations were Gazetted around CBD and Cannabis.

08 – 06 – 20


Stay Safe and Healthy with Hemp Face Masks

COVID-19 has led to some stressful and uncertain times. As South Africa begins to gradually move out of lockdown, citizens will need to take extra precautions to stay safe and healthy. Fortunately, hemp has you covered! Quite literally.

29 – 04 – 20


President Ramaphosa Declares 2020 is the Year for Cannabis and Hemp in SA

We were very grateful to hear president Ramaphosa speak about hemp and cannabis during his recent State of the Nation Address. It’s been a long time coming and we’ve now heard from the highest office in the land that this is one of the priorities to help lift us out of the current situation in South Africa.

25 – 02 – 20


CBDo’s and don’ts: clearing confusion around CBD in SA

There has been a lot of buzz around CBD recently. And a lot of confusion.
“Is it legal? How much can I take? Will I still fail a drug test? Will it make me high? How does it work?”

These are just some of the questions we receive on a daily basis at Hemporium.

02 – 09 – 19


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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