Tag Archives: hemp

Sino-Aussie hemp paper mills

The hemp resources group in WA has signed a partnership with a Chinese business, to use a chlorine free process to produce hemp paper. Construction of the local mill, which has potential to expand into Australian paper and fabric production, … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, environmentality, sustainability, sustainable community | Tagged , , , , ,

Hemp fabrics

There’s been renewed interest in hemp fabrics recently, and many growers are starting to process and spin hemp yarn themselves. It makes sense, since there’s plenty of spinning equipment sitting around in sheds all over the place. Wool growers invested … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, environmentality, green thumbs, sustainability | Tagged , , , , ,

Textiles bonanza

A number of industries are facing increasing pressure because of the rising awareness that humanity needs both carbon sinks, carbon based building material and fibres, and breathable oxygen. We’ve become accustomed to seeing media reports and social media awareness campaigns … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, environmentality, Go for it!, sustainable community, textile engineering | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Hemp for 3D printing

It was never going to take long. The winning combination of a resource friendly, abundant crop and the incredible technology that is 3D printing was bound to happen sooner rather than later. Here’s five stages from hemp to fibre from … Continue reading

Posted in environmentality, sustainability, textile engineering | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Health funding crisis

The response to the health care funding crisis is pretty obvious, isn’t it? We’re so poor that the only possible way to fund our new submarines, not to mention Joe Hockey’s $50k steak dinners, is to cut health funding. Well … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, ausvotes, environmentality, sustainability, sustainable community | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Green nappies/diapers?

Given our level of technology and the public interest in sustainable technology, it would seem like a good time to introduce nappies/diapers that can go into compost or bio-digesting sewage systems. Lots of people opt for old fashioned cloth nappies … Continue reading

Posted in environmentality, lateforbreakfast, partnership society, sustainability | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Contour crafting.

Imagine 3D printing your own home in 20 hours. Imagine using something like a game engine to design a home. Like adobe? Like minimalist? Prefer ornate gothic? Want colour built in? How would you lay the cables through various walls … Continue reading

Posted in environmentality, Go for it!, sustainability, sustainable community, textile engineering | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

A few reasons why cannabis law reform makes sense.

Last week’s edition of The Shepparton Adviser included an article about a local group working for law reform. There are a number of reasons why cannabis should be legal. What it really boils down to is that we can’t afford … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, ausvotes, environmentality, green thumbs, social justice, sock puppets, sustainable community | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

Sustainable thinking.

For months now these links and previews have been circulating on facebook. Many of them are valuable enough to warrant broader reading. Many of them have enormous benefit to offer those who are feeling despairing or disillusioned with consumer/cannibal society. … Continue reading

Posted in environmentality, sustainability | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment