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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Benefits of Hemp and Cotton yarn

Hemp and cotton yarn are not only beautiful, but good for you!! Hemp and cotton yarn is vegan,  good for the environment, and is perfect for sensitive skin.  It is soft and available  in a wide variety of colors.  It is available all over Etsy and other internet websites.  I prefer buying it from small businesses and individuals that spin the yarn themselves and if you don't have a local store or place to purchase then you should definitely try shopping online on Etsy.

What is hemp you ask? The following is great information for those who don't know all it's benefits: 

Hemp is a natural fiber from the cannabis sativa plant (no, it's not pot or the wacky tabacky) it is specifically produced for yielding long soft fibers.

Benefits as Clothing
*Ultra absorbant (perfect for cloth diapers!!)
*Washer and dryer friendly
      ~will not shrink
      ~gets softer each time you wash & dry
*Holds shape
*Acts like wool in that it breathes, absorbing moisture to cool the skin in hot weather and insulating in cold temps
*Blocks harmful uv rays
*3X stronger than cotton

Benefits to Environment
*Improves soil structure
      ~Root system is large (up to 3ft), anchors and protects soil from erosion
      ~Replenishes nitrogen and nutrients
*Biodegradable, Recyclable, and Reusable
*Grows very fast allowing large yields in every climate
*No herbicides, pesticides, or fertilizers needed due to fast growing wide canopy of leaves. (Production of cotton consumes almost one half of the nation's ag chemicals used)
*Cleans up toxins from the ground through the process of phytoremediation

Other Uses for Hemp
*Paints & Cleaners
*Building Materials

Be sure to check out my shop for items made using cotton yarn and cotton hemp yarn!! Link is on the  right side of this blog.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The beauty of crochet

This is Foxy Moxie's very first blog!  I'm so excited to share with the world the beauty and art behind crochet design of clothing, accessories, and other fun items to wear or display.  Crochet has evolved from granny squares and doilies.  Now crochet is all over high fashion runways, bohemian beaches, rock concerts and festivals, and nighttime dreaming sleepwear.  I love finding inspiration from surfer girls, bohemian gypsies, runways and magazines.  Yarn is woven and crocheted in delicate designs using quality yarn mostly using cotton fibers.  For hot summer days and wearing around water, cotton yarn is the best!  All natural cotton yarn is the vegan way.  Cotton yarn is environmentally safe and best for sensitive skin.  Check out Foxy Moxie's Etsy shop for available designs in Women's fashion and accessories, as well as baby and children's items, and other things.

Today is a new day! Embrace it!!!
Foxy Moxie is more than crochet, it's a lifestyle!!