Green Solution: Hemp Fabrics

Carter Oosterhouse shares a tip for an environmentally friendly natural fabric.

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Hemp is nature’s strongest and most durable fiber, three times stronger than cotton fabric. Conventional hemp plants are robust enough to withstand weeds and bugs and have a high resistance to disease, so they don’t require the use of harmful pesticides. The hemp plant itself requires very little watering, which helps alleviate water shortage problems. For this project we created a headboard with hemp-based fabric.

Product Information for Items Used in this Room Makeover:
futon (San Juan Rust) — The Futon Shop
desk lamp (Portfolio Incandescent Mica Table Lamp item #238436); green furniture paint (Pittsburgh Paints 413-6 Woodbridge); wall paint (Pittsburgh Paints 417-5 Sauteed Mushroom); glaze (American Tradition gold metal patina item #9919, clear item #96567); — Lowe's
storage baskets (item #065150066); throw on futon (item #067100404) — Target
area rug (item #384467); vintage leather suitcase with travel stickers (item #378993); wood and iron bicycle on shelf (item #370967); clock (Hatton clock item #365293) — Cost Plus World Market
track lighting kit (Pro Track Bronze Five Light Monorail Pendant Kit item #52475); faux leather storage trunks (item #85885); iron scroll bench with cushion (item #43041); iron peacock sculpture (item #59567); antique white clock (item #71017) — Lamps Plus
10-inch wooden vase; bedding (Home Trends Pandora Bed in a Bag item #2214334945); balls and assorted decorations; 30-inch round table (Bess Home Fashions item #2364511920); bamboo blinds (MS Bamboo Blinds item #79347861463) — Wal-Mart
hemp headboard fabric (pistachio) — Green Sage Store
— Green Sage Store

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