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Is hemp really nature's perfect textile?

Hemp is strong and soft. The fiber is one of the most valuable parts of the hemp plant. It is commonly called bast, which refers to the fibers which grow on the outside of the plant’s stalk. Bast fibers give the plants strength. Hemp fibers can be between approximately 0.91 m (3 ft) and 4.6 m (15 ft) long, running the length of the plant. The length of the hemp fiber is the main contributor to strength of yarn. A pleasant byproduct of having a longer fibre is softness. Because less fibers are required to spin hemp yarn, there are fewer ends of fiber to cause discomfort to skin. Hemp requires minimal resources to grow. Hemp can grow in any agronomic system, in any climate,...

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An insider look into how our hemp belts are crafted

We start with a high quality cotton webbing Just like great food starts with great ingredients, we believe that our products should be constructed of the highest quality components.  For the inside of our belts, we selected a high density cotton webbing that will feel substantial when tied around your waist. Expect to put some time into breaking in this belt - it isn't anything like the free belt you get when you sign up for your first class. :)   Measure twice and cut once Our production crew are artisans in the truest sense of the word. I can't tell you how many times I've been yelled at by the frustrated production manager when my designs weren't specific down to the millimeter, failed to provide exact pantone colors to dye the fabric, or...

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Tips for staying clean while you train

We are all familiar with the health benefits of training jiu-jitsu. From physical benefits such as weight loss to psychological benefits such as stress relief, it's no wonder that we're all addicted to this wonderful sport. However, there are risks to our sport. Aside from the sore elbows and bruises, we need to keep in mind that... Training environments often harbor many nasty microbes. Two common examples are: Ringworm causes a scaly, crusted rash that may appear as round, red patches on the skin. For more information about ringworm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dermatophytosis Staph or Staphylococcus is group of bacteria that can cause a multitude of diseases. MRSA is a type of Staphylococcus aureus that is resistant to the antibiotic methicillin and other...

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