Margaret Baravalle, founder of Assocanapa and Felice Giraudo, historic president, explain how important it is to revive Tuscany’s long tradition of industrial hemp cultivation and the Italian variety called “Carmagnola.”
Since the sixteenth century, Italian hemp was considered the best in the world and the most valuable seed was the” Carmagnola,” which was grown in the Turin area. The shipbuilding industry relied heavily on hemp. Hemp was also used in the military as a versatile and durable material.
In the twentieth century, hemp production almost disappeared around the world. But Italy maintained its commitment to hemp. Carmagnola was produced for seed and Caserta was grown mainly for fiber. Since 1990 Italy has managed to change the law for the cultivation of hemp and the market is reopening. Important germplasm has been preserved for the “Carmagnola”, the “CS” and “Fibranova.” Hemp is being used today in the textile industry, in the pharmaceutical industry, in the food sector (oil, flour, etc..), and in the construction sector.
For more information (in Italian), please visit: http://www.toscanapa.com
I am looking for a supplier of 1/4 inch or 4mm hemp rope. Can anyone give me any suggestions? Ecolutions has been out for months and doesn’t even have the product to produce it at this time. Thanks, Lynne Gaither
I would like to produce non THC hemp for food, paper bags and rope. I feel the bag market would be huge. I have access to hundreds of acres of previously used pulled and vacated apple orchards which are in a climate ideal for hemp production. Is there a place in the Continental US that can process hemp for this application and what, if any, federal laws would I have to comply with to take on a venture such as this? It seems that the powers that control paper, cotton, plastic by product would fight a venture such as this solely on a base fear drug platform as they always have. Please, anyone with any information please contact me. thanks. DC Broughton
A friend of mine would like to use heavy duty hemp rope as an effect at the bottom of skirting board. She would like to treat it so that if she washes the floor, it does not absorb the water. Any ideas anyone? Jane Snell
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Bell ringers have dirty hands and the ropes get soiled. I need to clean the ropes as the soiling destroys the natural plyability of the rope. How? Dry clean? Wash? Or buy new rope? Reply please to my email. Thanks, Eugene
I have an old swimming pool diving board that was manufactured in 1937. I am attempting to restore it for display at our municipal swimming pool. When the board was new, it had a covering that looked like woven hemp. One small bit of the covering is still attached to the board. It appears to be thin hemp ropes woven together. The purpose of the covering was to prevent slipping. I’m in a desperate hurry. Our pool improvement dedications is coming up very soon. Where can I find a similar product? Judy Goeringer
#1. Is high quality marine-grade hemp rope in 1-inch to 3-inch diameter available? And from where?
#2. I was wondering if you had any wholesale resources for 3mm-8mm hemp rope preferably manufactured in Japan, China, Taiwan or Spain. But any resources you have would be great. Josef Saunders
A #1. Dear Josef Saunders, Our company will be able to supply you with a wide selection of hemp ropes. Please contact us with your requirements.
Best regards, Peter Nyari, TMI Co. http://www.trademarker1.com
Where I could buy hemp yarn for knitting sweaters and other types of clothing. See, I can knit, and would like to knit myself some hemp clothing because to buy hemp clothing as it is, is way too expensive. Could you tell me anywhere I could purchase it in Calgary, Alberta, Canada or maybe order it online somewhere. I know lots of places to find twine and rope but what I want is hemp that is used to make clothing. Thank you very much, I looking forward to your answer.
#4. www.Hemp-Sisters.com has a large selection of hemp and wool yarn, ideal for knitting. Everything Hemp – Clothing, Hats, Bags, Bath, Food and Twine – Come Explore – Over 1,000 – Wholesale and Retail. Binghamton, NY, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
#3. You can purchase hemp string and yarn at: http://www.kentuckyhemp.com/orders/twine.html
#2. You can buy hemp yarn or twine at: http://www.americanhemp.com
#1. You can purchase these items at: http://www.kenderfono.com
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Tagged board, hurds, Rope, string, twine, yarn
I found your site and hope you might be able to answer my question. I am using hemp rope to wrap supporting posts in a decorative living space and believe that it might be best to coat them for preservation. What can I coat them with? Varnish? Shellac? Wax? Etc? Thank you for your assistance in this small project, Chuck Moutvic
#1. Wax, or simply letting them be, they should last for years depending upon how much abrasion they recieve. I’d wax high-use areas though. Greg Willson
A #2. Hemp yarn can be coated with potato starch, maize starch, pve alcohol etc. Jakir Hossain, Dhaka, Bangladesh
We are looking for some kind of organic material to use as reinforcement in our polyester resins. For that purpose, please let me know the tensile strength of hemp fibers and price per pound. We may be able to use hemp in our new development. Your prompt answer will be appreciated.
A #5. Please provide information on hemp in India – dealers, sources etc. Also I wanted to know how to waterproof hemp cloth e.g. waterproofing boots, jackets etc. Regards, Karan Singh, New Delhi, India
A #4. Dear Sukanchan, If you know any manufacturers of finely milled hemp I would be very interested to purchase. Or if you are researching in that direction, I am interested in maybe starting a mill. Jayney Galbraith
A #3. Dear Mr. Palit, I would be willing to discuss your proposal with you. If you want, contact me at email@example.com. Also, you might like to check out a hemp site: <www.hempforvictory.blogspot.com>. Regards, Kenyon Gibson
A #2. I am a retired scientist on Jute now offering service to a jute machine manufacturer at Calcutta, India. Hemp industry is growing faster than the expectation while jute industry is declining. Hemp fibre has some properties superior to jute. It can replace jute even in the packaging field. Globally its quantity is insignificant to attract the Hemp industry to divert the product range. I can assist to design the process up to spinning, which is complicated, and requires specialized knowledge. It will be appreciated if you circulate my proposal widely among the people involved in Hemp industry. Regards, Sukanchan Palit
A #1. Dear Folks: I am a farmer in Ontario, Canada, who has grown hemp fiber and I am looking for potential markets. We have grown fiber for a company that wants to use it for automotive applications (eg moulded plastics, under hood insulations, door panels, dashboards etc). I am interested in discussing further with you the hemp fiber that I have available and its application to your business. Please email me at your convience. Dan Scheele, Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada.
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Tagged India, polyester resins, Sukanchan Palit, tensile strength, waterproofing
I would like to find hemp horse halters and rope. Thanks, Shirley Wagle
A #2. I am trying to find a source for hemp twine in order to make halters for horses and am finding it very difficult. I am trying to find out if there is any way one can get the twine from Hungary but so far have not had any luck. I make my own cotton rope and am hoping to make what is termed a ‘Yorkshire Halter’ which has a woven headpiece, and was widely used years ago and there are some people who still wish to use them. Helen Woodhouse
A #1. I am told that Yorkshire halters were woven on a loom. If this information is of any use to you.
Can you list 20 products that can be made from hemp?
20 products currently being made from industrial hemp: 1 clothing. 2 paper (printing, writing, bible, cigarette, coffee filters, tea bags…). 3 soaps, shampoos; moisturizers, cosmetics. 4 foods from the seed, foods from the oil. 5 livestock and poultry feed. 6 rope, twine, cord, straps. 7 horse bedding. 8 cat litter. 9 wallets, backpacks, purses, bags. 10 fiberboard. 11 insulation. 12 walls (e.g. Isochanvre, something like lightweight concrete). 13 floors. 14 carpeting. 15 linens, blankets, upholstery. 16 furniture oil. 17 canvas. 18 seed and erosion control mats. 19 composites (e.g. car interiors, musical instruments). 20 biodiesel.
I am interested to know the comparison of hemp ropes as compared to the other commercial ropes used in utility companies and large shipping companies applications. I have the ability to move product to these companies in a BIG WAY if the cost and value is equal to or greater than the current products. Thanks, Johnny Colafrancesco
I want to sell hemp paper in the U.K. but I don’t know enough about the industry. Could you please provide me with addresses of factories working in Europe?
I am a Portuguese entrepreneur, living in Lisbon, willing to invest in the wholesale and/or retail of hemp products in Europe, namely in Portugal. I also defend the values of the legalization cause and one of the best ways to promote it, I think, is to make hemp clothing and related industrial hemp products readily available to and accessible by, the greatest number of consumers. Here, in Portugal, we are a bit delayed. I wonder if you can help me finding hemp products suppliers that want to expand their activities to Europe in the form of franchises and support me with future contacts.