What Is So Special About Green Field Hemp Paper

For me what makes Green Field Hemp Paper so special is the simple fact that there are no trees used in the process of making it. Their paper is of high quality and contains hemp fibers’, recycled junk mail, cotton, and other natural fibers’. This is one of the many companies that are making wood free paper that I have found.

Green Feild Paper Company doesn’t stop being “green” by just making wood free paper, they are also tapped into the wind farm energy use, so they are using natural energy as well. They are not greedy either, they give links to other vendors that are offering “green” products as well. Talk about paying it forward, that is awesome in my opinion.

I can feel good about helping support a company like this one for sure. They are promoting and selling environmentally safe products.

Green Field Paper Company Also Offers Hand Made Paper

I know what you’re thinking, handmade paper is going to be thick and awkward to use. I’m sure it can be if it is not properly made. Green Field Paper Company has the process down to a T. Their paper is not thick or unprofessional looking at all.

                                                                                                                                                       

They have a process of pressing for each style of paper they make. And they have quite the assortment. If you would like to watch their process here is a YouTube video you can watch and see exactly how they make their handmade paper. It is very interesting.

First they coarsely chop the fibers’ to be used in the batch of paper they are making. Then they fill a big vat with water, and begin to add the desired fibers’ for the particular paper they are making. There is a huge wheel with sharp metal fins that churns the water and cuts the fibers’ into a pulp. This is all done with absolutely no chemicals.

When the pulp is at the right consistency for making paper, it is put into a different vat that the workers then dip mesh frames in and pull up a layer of the pulp and shake it till its even across the frame, excess water is drained from the frame, and the sheet of paper is released face down onto a damp felt flat surface, then is covered by another damp felt sheet.

The paper sheets are layered up like this then pressed to release more water and to merge the fibers’. This makes the paper able to he handled after the pressing. The sheets are then hung to dry even more on round cylinders. When it is fully dry, it is ready to use.

Hemp Paper Has A Classic Elegant Appearance

Their process of making the hemp paper is mechanical versus handmade. The paper contains hemp fibers’ and recycled fibers’ as well. The end product has a vellum appeal to it, with style and class.

Hemp paper has a higher quality than wood pulp paper, it is naturally acid free, chlorine free, and archival quality. It has a much longer shelf life, and is stronger because of the longer fibers’ hemp provides. Also, it recycles better than paper made from wood.

The texture of the paper is linen like. It feels like the quality paper that it is! Green Field’s hemp paper has a distinctively organic and professional look. Even with being of such high quality, it could be used in place of paper made of wood.

There have been advancements already in how to process the hemp fibers’. Studies are being done using hemp ethanol to process the fibers’. Why ethanol you ask? Well hemp naturally contains many oils and they are in the fibers’ as well.

The oils are released during the churning, and it gunks up the drains, so using water is not really ideal for large volumes. Using hemp ethanol keeps it all natural, what a great bonus for this to work full scale!

They will try to tell you that it is not economically viable to mass produce hemp paper. That may be a bit true right now, but if we change our buying habits, it will have to become economically viable to mass produce. This will inspire a whole new generation of inventors.

Ideal For Artists and Important Documents

I am an artist so to speak. I keep my artwork to myself, that is why I say so to speak. When I purchase paper for my artwork, I chose Green Field Hemp Paper. I buy the mini reem of 200 sheets so I have plenty of paper to work with for quick sketches.

                                                                                                                                                        

I could buy a pack of their hemp sketch paper but I would only get 35 sheets and I would blow through that! The best part is This particular paper type has a multiple of uses, aside from what I normally use it for.

If I created an item in one of my Adobe programs, I could easily print it on this paper using a laser printer or Inkjet. I could use it for important documents that I want to save and keep for any period without showing age. And I do my artwork on this paper as I said.

So I don’t feel like I have wasted any money or like I have to run out and buy special paper for rare occasions. I use it in my everyday life of list making and for special projects there is no waste in that. And I recycle at the end.

Affordable Quality

Since I use this paper in my everyday life and for all my special occasions, that is why I chose the 200 mini ream. I felt it was the best bang for my buck. The price of the paper is $23.95 on Amazon.com.

Green Field Hemp mini reem of 200 sheets Paper  features are:

  • 60# text (90 gsm) weight
  • natural white finish
  • smooth vellum finish
  • 25% hemp/ 75% post-consumer fiber
  • acid free
  • chlorine free
  • archival quality
  • ink jet and laser printer compatible.

It is probably the best paper I have used! I love the finish and its durability under the eraser compared to paper made of wood, the hemp paper wins hands down!

I mostly use pencil when I create my pieces, but I do have some colored pencil and pastel pieces as well. All the mediums I used to create my pieces have applied to the paper wonderfully.

If we all start using this product in our everyday lives, the price will drop even more! And paper made from wood will eventually become obsolete. Wouldn’t that be fabulous!

This Truly Is Quality Paper With A Message

Green Field Paper Company is part of helping to bring hemp paper back to life in America. This is a truly quality paper that they produce and it sends a message with its quality.

If you use this paper for professional documents, your documents are perceived with higher esteem as the paper demands respect. In the business world it is all about the paper you choose to present certain documents and proposals. And every item is on archival paper so it can be saved for a very long time.

As an artist the quality of this paper stands above any that I have used, and I am sure it ranks high with other artists as well. Better quality of paper gives more pride in your work and gives your art a longer life span.

Not only is it more recyclable than paper made of wood, but it is made with recycled fibers’ as well. Using this paper is like hitting the jackpot for saving trees.

With this paper being made from hemp and post consumer products versus trees, just tells me that our trees have been being senselessly clear cut for way too long. This paper and other hemp made paper gives us the power to stop the clear cutting and help our planet start healing.

I would love to hear what you think about this article, and about Green Field Paper Company. Feel free to leave a comment and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you as always.

Stacie Fortson

Go Green With Hemp

 

 

 

 

Hemp Not Just For CBD: The Very Fiber

With so many issues with our environment these days, we really need some alternative renewable resources.

Hemp is a rapidly regrowing natural resource, and so very many products could be made from it. It makes perfect sense to use these items, and one should wonder why we have not been.

Pro-Hemp Poster
Pro-Hemp Poster

Even if the Government didn’t want us to use Industrial Hemp as a renewable resource, we the American public, should have stood up and said, “Well that’s all fine and dandy, but we are not using petroleum based products because they are not safe in the long run.”

But we did not, instead we became the sheep they wanted and went onto using the petroleum based products they shoved in our faces, in place of industrial hemp products.

Well now it’s time to stop being “sheep” and make some smart consumer decisions that will save our planet in the long run. Yes, these products cost a little more right now, but the more we demand them, the lower the cost eventually becomes.

This is because they have to be mass-produced versus being produced on smaller scales as they are now. Alas, the products become the “norm” in our daily lives, and in turn our planet slowly begins the healing process.

Here are a few product ideas that we could implement into our daily lives and start making some wonderful changes for our planet.

Quality Hemp Writing And Drawing Paper

Egg Shell Hemp Paper
Egg Shell Hemp Paper

Paper made from hemp is superior to that made of wood pulp. To start with hemp has the perfect genealogy for making paper as it has a high level of cellulose, wood does not. When making paper from wood the process is very unfriendly to the environment as it requires the use of poisonous chemicals that contaminate the large amounts of water used in the making.

Making paper from hemp is not like this at all, with the high amounts of cellulose there is no need for the poisonous chemicals to be used, nor is there a large amount of water use in the process. And the paper is of a much higher quality, is more recyclable, last longer, and is naturally acid free.

Manila Hemp Paper Close-Up
Manila Hemp Paper Close-up

By continuing to use trees for making paper, we are essentially ravaging three natural resources that we desperately need. Our water supply, our air supply, and our trees. I don’t see the harm in checking out these products and buying one or all. Follow the title link to check out a nice deal on hemp paper.

Hemp Skin Care Products

Who knew that hemp seed oil would turn out to be extremely good for your skin?!? I had no clue, but apparently it is one of the best skin care products available. It contains a lot of much-needed fatty acids that our bodies don’t create at all but are very helpful, like omega 3 and omega 6. It helps to maintain a healthy moisture level which can help with premature aging, and it seems that it can help with acne, eczema, and psoriasis as well.

Why on earth isn’t this in every skin care product? It seems like we got the shaft when hemp was lumped with marijuana, and farmers stopped growing it!

Hemp Clothing Apparel

When it comes to our clothes, we care very much what they are made of and how they look and feel. There are so many fabrics to choose from, have you tried hemp fabric?

It is available in many colors and textures, and it is said to be stronger and last longer than cotton. Instead of wearing out like cotton, hemp cloth just gets softer and more comfortable.

Hemp fabric also is less likely to mold or mildew because of its anti-bacterial properties. And the fabric is breathable, so it has the ability to wick moisture away from your body, and it does not hold odors.

The fibers can also be made into textiles such as carpet and rugs, and ropes and cables as the fibers are very strong! I read somewhere that hemp netting can be stronger than steel in some applications. That totally blew me away, and yes I encourage you to look it up!

You can buy shoes and accessories, like hand bags and jewelry, made of hemp as well. The list of items one can buy that are made of hemp or contain hemp is just astounding!

So knowing what you know now about hemp cloth and textile uses, are you wondering even more as to why this plant was put into such a dark corner for so long? You can visit https://en.m.wikipedia.org for even more information on hemp fabric.

Bio-diesel And Ethanol

This is probably one of the best kept secrets! The big oil companies do not want you to wake up and smell this coffee, but I sure do!

Well now I have seen it all! What a total shame that this fuel has not been on the market for years! It is much safer for the environment than any of the fuels made from petroleum!

This fuel is said to be safer to make and transport, and if it spills, it is totally biodegradable. I can see that this is an issue for the oil companies as they cannot offer such safety precautions.

You can check this out at www.cannopycorp.com, they have a wonderful article about bio fuels. 

Hemp Really Can Be The Very Fiber Of Our Society

Hemp Fabric Product Variety Box
Hemp Fabric Product Variety Box

If we stop and look at what all hemp can be used for in our everyday lives, and the impact it has on our environment to use it. One has to ask themselves why we are not utilizing this plant for all it is worth?!?

Personally I think we should put a ban on buying any product that we deem harmful to the environment and replace it with a hemp based replica. We have to start somewhere and being a lazy society, we really are, this is a very simple and stealthy proposal of change.

To me, it just makes sense to start acting now if you have not already begun, we can only take our planet for granted for so long. Then we get an eviction notice in the form of Global Warming and Ice Ages and Catastrophic Weather Conditions.

The only requirement from the public is to buy hemp products no matter what they are, and support your local hemp grower. Vote for laws that benefit farmers to grow hemp, and bills that encourage scientists to research the full potentials of hemp.

Hemp Harvesting
Hemp Harvesting

I would love to hear what you think about this article. Please feel free to leave a comment and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you

Stacie Fortson

Go Green With Hemp

 

 

 

If Hemp is So Wonderful, Why Isn’t It A Major Cash Crop?

Hemp Plants

Hemp and Marijuana have both been used since the dawn of time by several ancient civilizations to current day. It has been proven that hemp and marijuana have been used for over 10,000 years by many civilizations for many reasons.

Hemp was used for paper, clothes, sails, rope, lamp oil, and medicinal purposes. Whereas marijuana has been used for spiritual, and medicinal reasons.

Why would this plant, after so many years of use, become so degraded by the public? This just doesn’t make much sense.

What could possibly have changed everyone’s mind about a plant they knew was creating so many goods and medicine?

First Grown In The US For The Royal Crown

In the early 1600s England forced American farmers to grow hemp for the royal crown, it was nothing new to the farmers as they had been growing hemp for the Crown before the venture to the Americas.

Of course the settlers used the hemp as well for personal uses, as they needed clothing, lamp oils, rope, paper, medicine and other goods that were made from hemp as well.

Thus started the history of hemp in the United States.

Grown By Our Fore Fathers

After the War of Independence, hemp was continued to be farmed only for our own use on our battleships. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both grew hemp, and it was hemp from Jefferson’s farm that the Declaration of Independence is written on. Yes you read that correctly, the Declaration of Independence was written on Hemp Paper, as well as The Constitution of The United States,ironic don’t you think?

In these days it was illegal NOT to grow hemp. Every farmer had hemp growing somewhere on his property by law. Hemp could be used in trade and to pay taxes, wouldn’t that be something if you could send the IRS some hemp for your taxes today.

Painting clip
Another Piece of the Painting

Farmers continued to grow industrial hemp for many years to follow. Henry Ford needed a fuel for his diesel engine that he invented and he knew it would require fuel made from either vegetables or hemp seed, so he created the first bio fuel with hemp seed. Which was soon replaced with a petroleum based product.

The Smear Campaign

So lets see we have farmers mass growing hemp by order of the law, for the production of many of our goods and inventors creating even more products from it. How could this come to an end? Competition is how!

The, soon to be big, oil companies, cotton growers and other synthetic fabric makers got together and decided that hemp was too much of a competitor that people had relied on for years.

So they made up this fantastic story that hemp and marijuana were the same thing, mind altering drugs that would threaten the safety of our young teens and society in a whole.

Propaganda movies were made about hemp and marijuana to scare the public and it worked apparently. A tax was put on hemp growers that made it not worthy of growing anymore. And that ended most of the hemp grown in the United States for many years.

Thomas Jefferson and George Washington probably flipped in their graves over this. Could you even imagine what they would have thought.

George Washington pretty much said it was the backbone of America and our country would thrive with its use. So I couldn’t imagine he would be very happy with this turn of changes.

Attempted Resurrection

During World War ll, the American government decided that we need hemp grown for the war. A new movie was made telling farmers that hemp was good again and it was their duty to grow it to support war efforts.

Influencing farmers with facts about hemp such as; you get 4× the amount of paper from one acre of hemp vs. one acre of trees, making fuel, and more goods that our troops needed.

The government was willing to pay the taxes and set farmers up with the machinery and everything they needed to grow and harvest.

Then the war ended and this left farmers with broken contracts and promises, and unpaid for equipment left on the farms.

Hemp went back to being taxed highly for growing and not many farmers were not interested, so it just died off again.

Where We Are Now

With the strong presence of hemp in history in general, one truly wonders how it got such a bad name. Well those smear campaigns were very strong and a lot of people believed it to be totally true.

Only one or two films were made that promoted it as being good and in need. And many that were intended to scare the public, had the biggest impact and stuck over the one or two good films.

When they lumped hemp with marijuana and labeled them both evil it took decades for that impact to grow out of our thinking. Now we are re-educating ourselves and seeing the error that was made.

Just think of how many trees would still be in existence if paper was made of hemp still. That alone should be enough to say Go Green With Hemp in my opinion. We lost acres upon acres of rain forests in the United States alone and began threatening our own echo system, and this all over people being afraid of competition.

I think it’s time we make a stand and say we want hemp products and we want them now! If we refused to buy paper made with wood pulp it would force paper companies to use ulterior materials, preferably hemp, and it would make an immediate huge impact on our environment.

Earth

Its time we take back control of our rights as people! We need to stand up for what is right and not be swayed.

This is not just about the right to smoke weed, or use CBD oils, this is our very existence at stake.

No I don’t think that hemp alone can save our planet, it will also take people to change their way of life a little here and there to help. I do think it’s a big step and one that never should have been such an issue.

I would love to hear what you think on this issue. Please feel free to leave a comment either in favor or against, there is nothing wrong with a good debate.

Thank you for taking the time to read my article.

Stacie Fortson

Go Green With Hemp

 

 

 

 

HEMP: The Overlooked Renewable Resource and Much More

Industrial Hemp Female Flower Close-Up

 

I strongly support the use of CBD oils and other hemp products. I hope more are invented or discovered as this is one of the finest fully usable plants I have seen.

For years hemp has been overlooked as a renewable resource, this is partly to do with its relative “Cannabis”. There is a huge difference between the two, cannabis contains a higher amount of THC, whereas hemp does not contain high amounts of THC, it has other cannabinoids to go along with the CBD that are very beneficial as well.

There are so many uses from cooking and medicinal to health and beauty, fuel and plastic, fabrics and textiles. This plant really does it all, there is not much that it cannot be used for.

Food, Health, and Beauty products

Beauty Products

There are so many health and beauty products that are made with hemp, there are some wonderful shampoos & conditioners, body soaps, make-up, and sunscreen, protein shakes and more.

The protein shakes are high in healthy plant fat and protein and is rich in flavor. As for the skin and hair care products you have to find which one suits you best each person has their own level of moisture needs and fragrance desires,

I go for earthy aromas, you may like floral aromas, my skin is fairly dry, yours may be oily, so you have to shop around to find the suitable product just as with any personal hygiene product.

These are all quality products, as with any product you should check the ingredients for anything that you are allergic to that could be and included on the list.

Hemp Oil Topical

Oh and not to mention the medicinal CBD oil. Scientist are discovering new medicinal values all the time concerning the CBD oil helping with illnesses including cancer. You should always consult with your physician before making any health care decisions.

 

Fabrics and Textiles

Textile Variety

Clothing made of hemp fibers can be found in a variety of fashions these days, no more looking like the tweed jacket got out of control. You can also accessorize with handbags, shoes and jewelry as well.

You can decorate your home with drapes, furniture covering, bedding, and table cloths as well. If you can make it from cotton you can make it from hemp as well.

Paper can be made from hemp and it holds up better than paper made from wood and it takes a lot longer for trees to grow back, thus making hemp the superior paper product.

Building Materials

Press Board

Yes hemp can also be used for construction materials as well. The fibers can be pressed the same as wood fibers for making particle board, and the hemp particle board is going to be significantly stronger than the one constructed of wood chips and fibers.

There is also a product that is similar to concrete from what I understand it is very durable as well, it’s made of shredded hemp fibers and processed then you add water and that’s it.

There has been a car that the body is comprised solely of hemp, which I find quite amazing. So you can build structures and vehicles with it.

It also makes a wonderful plastic that is a lot safer than what we currently use, and it has been used to make bio-fuel as well.

Wildly Renewable

For years it has been overlooked as a renewable resource. This is one fast growing plant, it can be harvested up to three or more times in a year depending on climate and such. It literally grows like a weed. Not only does it grow like a weed, it does not rob nutrients from the soil and can be planted repeatedly in the same field and only show beneficial results. Light water and very little attention is all this plant requires to create its magic.

Conclusion

Earth’s Horizon from Afar

To sum it up we have been overlooking this wonderful plant for too long and for a bad reason. There are so many beneficial uses health and beauty, industrial, construction, even bio-fuel.

It’s time we start utilizing this plant, and save some trees and have fewer toxins in our air, and stop robbing the planet of fossil fuels when we have such great alternatives.

We just have to take the step and say we want a better planet, so yes we will use this powerful renewable resource.

It shouldn’t matter what plant it’s related to it, if it can be put to so many good uses, we should be utilizing it. And if it is starting to be known to save lives used as medicine, we should be using it!

We need to stop overlooking this amazing renewable resource and start utilizing it to its fullest potential.

I would love to hear what you think, please feel free to leave a comment.

Thank you as always.

By: Stacie Fortson

Go Green With Hemp