Hello, my name is Kristin Davis. I currently design, cut, sew and embellish all of my Hemp Queen clothing. This means that each garment is individually unique. As an artist I am PROUD to say that my apparel is sweatshop free and is handcrafted IN THE USA!
I am also PROUD to work with hemp. I feel that it's important to push forward towards the legalization of hemp farming and to educate on the many important uses of hemp. I believe that hemp is one of the earth's most overlooked renewable resources.
I love sewing and doing crafty things!
I attended the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN although my major came from sister college, The College of St. Catherine's in Fashion and Apparel. I also attended The Fashion Institute of Technology and received an Associates Degree in Fashion Merchandising Management. Then I completed the Apparel Design Program at the Minneapolis Community and Technology. I love to learn the craft!
My Green Philosophy
Along with Hemp I incorporate recycled fabrics with many of my products. I use, promote and encourage the use of naturally grown organic fabrics like Hemp but also to recycle existing fabrics. Recycling today is commonly accepted and practiced although it's usually limited to the usual aluminum, glass, paper and plastic. Recycling items such as clothing and fabric are often forgotten. This is what makes my items unique since recycled fabrics have limited quantities.
Creativity with sustainability is something I strive for with my company.
People often get swept up in today's consumerism and the "newness" of purchases without thinking about the option of getting their "fix" WHILE simultaneously supporting an environmentally friendly option such as hemp and reused fabric. I am guilty of this myself. I think this is do the lack of choices consumers have and the accessibility of finding these options. Gratefully, this is evolving and many fabulous artists and environmentally friendly companies are sprouting up everywhere!
Please support them! We all know and sadly realize that money makes the world go around, but what's important is- WHAT and HOW, we choose to use our money! As an artist, environmentalist and entrepreneur I want to give people the option of making a choice with their money. Lets face it, we all want our "fix", it's just how we choose to get it.
Thank you for supporting artist's work and making environmentally friendly choices, like HEMP!
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Just A Little About HEMP
Hemp - it goes without saying, is a very good ecological choice for fabric. It's a natural fiber and unlike most cottons it does not need to be fertilized because it in fact grows like a "WEED"! It can actually be invasive unless it's controlled. This is still evident today in the ditches of southern Minnesota where legal Hemp farming once took place in the past century. As for the production and farming of Hemp, it's a great field crop and rotational crop. Farmers are able to use the hemp's deep growing roots to naturally aerate and loosen compacted soil which results from shorter rooted crops. Continually planting shorter rooted crops also causes the top layer of soil to be stripped of nutrients. This causes the farmers time, money and ENERGY to till the soil and to add additional fertilizers.
Hemp- when used for fabric has long and strong fibers. When "spun" the fibers create a stronger fabric than other natural fabrics such as cotton. Cotton for example, when spun has shorter fibers that can more easily be pulled or warn apart, as a result makes weaker fabric. Because of Hemp's durability and strength, in the past, was commonly used for sacks, flags and sails. This "burlap" reputation still exits today although is quickly fading. Hemp fabric softens with wear and abrasion much like linen.
Hemp is a fantastic plant and I could go on and on about the MANY great uses and why!
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