Why strike gold? Strike hemp


“People often ask us if they’ll get high by wearing something made of hemp,” starts Prashansa Sahani, founder of Hemp Republic. In her hands is a linen-like textile sample, white and soft-looking. Prashansa along with Varun Gupta brought about Hemp Republic, a Hyderabad-based organisation which looks to empower the natural and sustainable substance through paper, textiles, shoes and more — and they’re not alone. But what’s the big deal with hemp?

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