Hemp. It conjures up a few images, doesn't it?
Scratchy shirts. Hippies. Pot.
It's a four-letter word to many, and to others an environmentally sound alternative to the likes of cotton.
It's long-lasting, durable, farming it uses no pesticides and
requires less water than cotton, and it's versatile, says Bobby Wood,
owner of Equinox, a hemp clothing store on North Fourth Avenue.
Wood, who calls himself Bobby D, has been wearing hemp for several
years, even washing his face with it (he also carries hemp toiletries).