We were looking for some more enviro friendly things to put in the store, and this comic is an amusing take on my own reaction to sarah's research into Hemp based products. More of a PSA than anything else, and yes it is connected some stuff we are doing in the store, but the main thing is for it to be somewhat educational.
Just wanted to say i appreciate the positive response to the comic. We don't mind people not agreeing with the message either - the whole point of something like this is to get people to think about it for a moment. Sarah has put a lot of research into this stuff for the past few months, and that is the reason why it was important to me for us to do this comic here at the end of August/beginning of september.
for the record, Hemp clothing runs the gammit - we have tried quite a number of tshirts and and other things - honestly, hemp tshirts as they exist now are not very comfortable, at least the mens t-shirts. The fabric feels a little rough, but the worst thing is that the cut on them is so odd... its hard to explain.
What are nice are a lot of the button down hemp shirts and hemp/cotton mix shirts. I have a number of them and they are comfortable and look pretty good (i think)
There are a few ladies cuts of shirt and fabric that are nice as well. we've tried out a lot of things (since we sell lots of t-shirts, we were looking for a shirt of some sort we could sell, but we couldnt find any tshirt cuts and fabric types that we felt you guys would be happy with)
like i said, it seems like a silly comic, and gee, it looks a bit like store promotion, but really its the culmination of a little side project that sarah started several months ago for what i think was a very good cause. I'm open to all kinds of arguments about what is really effective and enviro-friendly, but one that i don't like is the complete dismissial and avoidance of the fact that these are things we need to think about. The great thing about having our own store and not licencing things out is that we can experiment like this.
Now if only i could get approval for my 'i'd like my area of the office to look like Lain's computer setup' experiment... (sigh)
actually, you can make fuel from hemp, as well as many other things. It's a pretty versitile plant. The biggest problem with it really is that its a bit labor intensive to process. Thats one drawback to it.