November 2018 - Vital Hempnewsletter
Now (and while supplies last), we are happy again offer our men’s and women’s 100% hemp Anywhere Pants. I designed these pants more than twelve years ago with the aim of creating a strong, lightweight pant that we can wear in a wide range of circumstances, without having to change. I wanted something I could wear to a wedding, and if I wanted to practice yoga (for instance, at the wedding), I could, without changing pants!
In my case, more than ever, I’m realizing the benefits (and necessity) of community. The Southern Hemp Expoin Nashville reaffirmed our vital connection to farmers all across this land, who want to grow hemp, because it will provide a healthy livelihood, and because it makes sense. Now, they’re mostly growing for CBD; but I predict within five years, we’ll be growing and sewing in the USA!
At 25th Annual Hemp Industries Association Conference in Los Angeles earlier this month, I heard from longtime hemp business-people, lawyers and activists, who talked story, sharing tales of how they discovered their calling, how they manifested it in the world, and how blessed they feel to have been called as stewards of this eminently-useful plant, with a history so intertwined with our own. I discovered that the people I met a few years ago in Colorado or last year in Kentucky have become friends, and that our community is stronger because we all share a mission to support the flourishing of hemp in the world, as a means of economic growth, yes, and also as a means of healing people and the planet.
On a personal note, I got really scared two weeks ago. The Woolsey Fire that burned Thousand Oaks and Malibu, threatened to spread to my hometown of Pacific Palisades, where our my mom still lives, in the ranch house my parents moved into a month before I was born, fifty five years ago.
On a positive, final note: we made the "Deep Roots" Hemp History Week shirts for 2018 and are selling them in the shop. We're also grateful to be making the 2019 shirts. If you're ready to make hemp shirts or hoodies for your company, now's the time, as we can combine orders and reduce costs. Place your order before December 1st and receive an additional 5% off our current bulk order discounts. Your team and customers will thank you for starting their year in hemp. Because 2019 will definitely be better in hemp!
As ever, thanks for being vital,Ron Alcalay
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