Nike gives classic sneaker a hemp makeover

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Environmentally friendly sneakerheads might be interested in one of the latest offerings from Nike. The industry giant has released hemp edition Air Force 1’s in collaboration with clothing brand Stüssy, reports Hypebeast . It marks the second time the companies have worked together to produce a hemp-based shoe . Is hemp the future of cannabis packaging? Here’s five reasons to use a hemp-based face mask Bruce Linton talks cannabis, psychedelics, and why he’s ‘unemployable’ The AF1’s retail for US$130 ($160). Last August, Nike also partnered with U.K. retailer size? to release limited edition ‘Hemp’ Air Zoom Type, reports Hemp Industry Daily. The shoes retailed for £140 pounds ($240). Breathable, durable and anti-microbial, some companies, like 8000Kicks , have opted to exclusively produce hemp-based shoes. The company’s origins trace back to a late-night session in Portugal, where a group of friends started talking about making a smokeable shoe. And while 8000Kicks can’t be smoked — “Seriously, please note that smoking the shoe is not a good idea and might get you hospitalized,” notes the company’s FAQ section — buyers can feel good about wearing something made from sustainable materials. If not in the market for shoes, though, the company also sells hemp-based face masks. Compared to cotton and synthetic materials, hemp face masks are resistant to mildew and odour, as well as keep their shape, even after multiple washes. Bruce Linton, the founder of Canopy Growth Corp., told The GrowthOp in November that he’s constantly thinking about the disruptive potential of hemp. “It’s one of these crops that every day I learn new stuff you can make from it,” Linton said. The 2018 U.S. Farm Bill legalized commodity production of the crop but, for now, it remains a relatively small sector with limited infrastructure. Hemp might also play a role in…

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