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Hemp: Great for Decorating, Not for Smoking

This month's featured fabric at Norman S. Bernie Co. is hemp. Having been grown worldwide for at least 12,000 years, though not in the U.S. since the 1950's because of marijuana prohibition, hemp fibers have been used extensively for textiles, paper, and food.

San Mateo, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) February 16, 2011

This month's featured fabric at Norman S. Bernie Co. is hemp. Having been grown worldwide for at least 12,000 years, though not in the U.S. since the 1950's because of marijuana prohibition, hemp fibers have been used extensively for textiles, paper, and food. Hemp fibers are longer (about 8"), stronger, more absorbent and mildew-retardant than cotton. And fabrics constructed of at least 50% hemp block UV rays more effectively than other fabrics.

Take note, however: Confusing industrial hemp with marijuana, though both Cannibis sativas, would be a mistake. Marijuana has at least 20 times the THC as hemp, so it would be virtually impossible for someone to tolerate the amount of vapor, smoke, and gas (and the heat to generate them) it would take to get stoned, according to http://www.naihc.org.

At Norman S. Bernie Co. we have a number of upholstery fabrics, designer fabrics, decorative fabrics and drapery fabrics made from 100% hemp, and blends of hemp, cotton, and polyester.

And they are available in dozens of beautiful colors and constructions.

Additionally, all the hemp fabrics we carry are discounted 30%, whether in stock or special-ordered.

If you love linen, and want a fabric that has a similar look and feel, and wrinkles less, now is the time to take advantage of the great savings Norman S. Bernie Co. is offering on these fine hemp fabrics, excellent choices as furniture fabrics as well as drapery fabrics.

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