Hemp BagI wish you all a wonderful Sunday, may it be relaxing and joyful! As for me, I will probably spend it working or exercising, my life is that exciting. Also, I’m feeling very down-to-earth today, I crave the fresh air and maybe a bike ride in the woods later, if the weather turns out nice. Reason to feature a bag that reflects my mood, too. Not so much the bag itself, but its material. The Hemp Duffle Bag is made of Romania hemp by a company called Ecolution. Before some of you may run off scared and calling me a hippy, let’s get some facts straight. Hemp is extraordinariy durable and provides a very sustainable material for all sorts of clothing and bags. It gets softer through use while still retaining its natural strength. Hemp is an eco-friendly alternative to both cotton and wood fiber, it is grown and processed without chemical additives – this is particularly important for people with allergies and chemical sensitivities. It grows very fast without depleting the soil, too. Chemical processing, which pulps the fiber with heavy caustic sodas and acid rinses, strips the fiber of much of its rich character and strength and produces hazardous, environmentally-destructive waste. I’ve had a hemp backpack for years and it still looked like new the day that some jackass stole it from me. This particular duffle bag measures 25″ x 9″ x 9″ inches and goes for a mere $63 through Abundant Earth. Verdict: You ain’t gotta be no hippie to sport this everlasting and versatile bag.

P.S. Ecolution carries a wide variety of clothing, shoes and other accessories made from hemp, too. You may wanna check it out.

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