a temporary secretary like Mary Jane, it was a shocking act. The firm was flabbergasted
when they discovered that she had ordered the company stationery to be printed
would such a seemingly above board person like Mary Jane perform such an outrageous
act? Was Mary Jane a closet ecofeminist or just a hippie at heart? Apparently,
Mary Jane was simply acting under orders from her vacationing supervisor, so her
purchasing decision was rightfully excused. There's no excuse, however, for anyone
to be hazy about Hemp paper's many benefits. Hemp paper, despite its racy
reputation, is actually about as innocent as a newborn baby.
but true: Hemp paper is edgy, environmental, and legal, too!
you can blaze a trail of truth, snuff-out ignorance, and help others see the need
to lighten up when it comes to Hemp paper. If your next design project
begins to reek of poor paper selection, be sure to clear the air before it's too
late by reading the rest of PaperView for more enlightening commentary
on Hemp paper.
It's one thing
to consider a major medical breakthrough as "revolutionary," but would
you ever call a paper company revolutionary? Probably not, unless you're considering
& Co. Since Crane's early beginnings, the mill has had a long and storied
history when it comes to creating innovative products like their Hemp paper.
In 1775, Stephen Crane supplied patriot Paul Revere with paper. Revere used Crane's
paper to print the American colonies' first paper money to help finance the American
Revolution. How revolutionary is that?
its formal incorporation in 1801, Crane & Co. has been at the forefront of
paper innovation, transforming the production of currency paper. Located about
130 miles west of Boston, the Dalton, Massachusetts company has been in the money,
so to speak, from colonial times to the present.
assisting Revere's patriotic efforts, Crane went on to pioneer the development
of security paper. By imbedding silk threads into banknote paper, currency counterfeiting
was discouraged. Crane's main claim to fame, however, has been their upscale stationery
products line. Cotton correspondence papers produced by Crane have been popular
in social circles across the country for years while thousands of companies have
selected Crane's paper for their letterhead.
month's edition of PaperView is printed on Crane's 24 lb. Hemp paper,
a grade containing 50% hemp fiber. A tall plant which grows up to twenty feet
high, hemp originated in Asia. In America, industrial hemp was initially put to
use in rather revolutionary ways: drafts of both the Declaration of Independence
and U.S. Constitution were written on hemp paper.
hemp usage continued to grow until the 1930's. Then, the federal government abruptly
declared industrial hemp illegal to grow in the U.S. Why? The government mysteriously
cited inaccurate data that industrial hemp contained THC, the drug found in marijuana.
Although marijuana is indeed made from hemp, the industrial hemp strain has insignificant
amounts of THC. Faced with severe fiber shortages during World War II, the government
temporarily suspended the prohibition on industrial hemp cultivation. Today, industrial
hemp farming is still banned in the U.S.
it's perfectly legal to make and use industrial hemp paper. For now, Crane's imports
hemp fiber from Europe. A number of states including Illinois, New Mexico, North
Dakota and Wisconsin are, however, pushing legislation to legalize industrial
hemp. You can cast your vote by using hemp paper today!
around: Crane's Old Stone Mill, circa 1860.
24 lb. Writing, 80 lb. Text, 90 lb. Cover
Sizes 8-1/2 x 11, 23 x 35, 25 x 38, 26 x 40
Chlorine-Free, Matching Envelopes, Recyclable
on 24 lb. Cream White Hemp Writing Paper.