21 Apr Northwood University Brand Ambassadors Look Into Hemp Apparel for Sorority Fundraisers
The miraculous cannabis plant that has long been a victim of misguided conjectures offers a variety of wonderful benefits. Aside from the medical, industrial and recreational uses and benefits, it is a lesser known reality about hemp or cannabis plant that it can also be used to manufacture textile fiber and fabric that is natural, organic and sustainable.
Hemp Fabric – A Groundbreaking Innovation in Textile and Apparel Industry
The hemp fiber produced by the cannabis plant is a natural and environment-friendly fiber. Its use in manufacturing paper and fabric dates back over 8,000 BC. The 2000 years old relic of paper and fabric found in China, ancient tombs, and runes are a testament to its strength and durability, making it one of the strongest natural fibers.
Hemp was also an important crop from Colonial times through World War II, when it was last widely planted across the country for the war effort.
The hemp fabric is made from natural and bio-sustainable hemp fibers that make it breathable, environment-friendly, and temperature resistant. Hemp fabric is soft, absorbent, mildew resistant, and possesses a higher insulative property than cotton or any other fabric or yarn. These key characteristics of hemp fabric make it an ideal fabric material that can be used in all seasons throughout the year. Apparels made in hemp fabric will keep you cool in summer and warm in winters.
Aside from its standalone benefits, hemp fiber can also be blended with other fibers to create different variants of fabrics, possessing the desired characteristics of both fibers. Since hemp can be grown throughout the year, unlike the cotton plant, it is a significant renewable resource that can compensate for the increasing need for cotton yarn or other textile fabrics.
Considering the benefits of hemp fiber, there is a huge scope for textile engineers, apparel manufacturers, and merchandisers to look into the opportunity, and become a pioneer in embracing the green revolution in textile engineering.
About the Event
The 2nd Annual South West Cannabis Conference (SWCC) being held in Texas from April 22-23, 2017 is an annually held conference and exhibition. The event serves as a thriving platform for the various stakeholders to the industry to gather, intermingle, extend, and strengthen their network base.
The event features a representation from agriculture, industrial, healthcare, retail and distribution, textile business and corporate sectors of the cannabis and hemp industry, who shed light on the progress and growth, and also highlight the future prospects for the new emerging multi-billion dollar market.
The event will particularly benefit current students in the academics of business marketing, branding, accounting, management, and merchandising at Northwood University in Cedar Hill, Texas. With an estimate annual cost of $24,714; which includes tuition, room and board, books and fees, famous Instagram Brand Ambassadors in Delta Zeta, Alpha Gamma Delta, and Alpha Chi Omega are continuously working collectively to raise funds to pay tuition fees by selling Greek Life merchandises on campus.
Considering Hemp fabric is a hot commodity, these Brand Ambassadors are doubling their profits by selling hemp-made apparel goods at their fundraisers, and other sorority sisters can learn more about Hemp at SWCC in Forth Worth, Texas.
Significance for Millennials
Contradictory to the high legal risk that is involved related to the use and possession of marijuana in Texas, venturing into the hemp fabric and apparel industry is not a legal issue. Since cannabis is yet to become a part of the academic curriculum, the students and aspirants seeking to venture into the cannabis industry will have to seek knowledge, guidance, and consultancy on their own, to strengthen their acumen about this ‘green rush’ opportunity.
Lastly, take a few minutes to read our previous article Why Millennials Need to Pay Attention to Hemp? to find out how the millennial generation is saving the well-being of our planet through apparel goods.
We would like to give special thanks to Mr. Steven Rash of North American Cannabis Holdings, Inc. (USOTC:USMJ) for the generous donation of $2,709 to support our cause. 50% of the proceeds will benefit students’ scholarships and contributions to other non-profits with similar mission. Our goal is to raise $900,000 by December 31, 2017 so we can sponsor 12 students by the end of this year. The tax deduction is limited to the excess of the contribution over the fair market value of any items received in exchange for the donation.
About the Author: Carlo Desierto is a serial entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in business startups. He has founded, built intrinsic value, and sold several companies in which he sits as an adviser for the Board of Directors. Carlo has interviewed over 200+ entrepreneurs and published mini-biographies for new digital media channels relating to entrepreneurship, health, self-help, futurology, and the green industry.