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Susan J. Maltese
I love to sew and plastic bags had always been a pet peeve of mine. I wanted to do my small part in creating an option to the disposable bag. Hemp seemed to be a natural fit. Hemp is a fascinating plant that has been around for thousands of years. Its history is filled with uses across the spectrum from food, oil, bedding, and building. It includes political intrigue, trade and war. Now resurging in popularity, I am excited to be part of a growing industry with suh potential offering clean alternatives for both small and larg businesses. So that is how I started in 2006 with my focus on tote bags for groceries. Since then I have expanded my line to include a wider variety of bags and purses, sometimes additing other materials, but always showing off the hemp, and spreading the good word of a most powerful plant.