Hemp Flag Display Presentation At 2001 Expo

Hemp Flag Display Presentation At 2001 Expo
Posted by FoM on March 17, 2001 at 21:05:45 PT
For Immediate Release 
Source: Santa Cruz Expo 2001
Hemp US Flag of Mesa, Arizona, in conjunction with its "50-Flags For 50-States Project," will present a display of their 100% hemp American flags arranged on the Main Stage of the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium for the upcoming fourth annual Santa Cruz Industrial Hemp Expo. The 2001 Expo is Saturday and Sunday, May 12 and 13, 10am to 6pm at the Civic Auditorium in Santa Cruz, California.
The Hemp US Flag hand-made in the USA quality crafted flags are sized according to federal specifications, measuring 3 feet by 5 feet, 8 inches. They feature the 7 red and 6 white rows sewn together, sewn to the blue union corner with 50 stars on each side. A hemp canvas wear protective hem is sewn along the hoist edge of the flag, and heavy duty brass mounting grommets are hand pressed to this for strength and durability. It is likely that the first American flags were made with hemp fabric. Cotton had not gained the popularity it enjoys today, while hemp was a common fiber crop with a long and established history in the textile and cordage trades. Hemp is one of the longest, strongest natural fibers know to man. The term "canvas" is a derivative of the latin "cannabis" and Dutch "canefas." Ships of the sailing era depended on 40 tons or more of hemp rigging each. A collectable, numbered Hemp Us Flag can be purchased for $99.00 at their website -- -- or from their site-listed dealer network, and at the Hemp Us Flag booth at the 2001 Expo. Open to the public, serving both wholesale and retail interests, the Santa Cruz Industrial Hemp Expo provides a positive basis for public support of hemp reintroduction. The dominant trade show for the developing hemp industry, vendors and hemp reintroduction advocates are drawn from around the world to Santa Cruz. Over 75 booths are featured, with educational and historical displays, live music from 2 stages, a hemp fashion show, speakers and panels. General admission is $6. For more information call the Expo's publicity voicemail at 831-425-3003 or visit on the web at: http://www.cruzexpo.comSponsor and vendor inquiries may call 831-466-0500.Subject: 2001 Expo PR6 Release Date: March 18, 2001For more information contact:Bob Lamonica, ProducerPh: 831-466-0500Fax: 831-466-05102001 Expo Panels To Be Cablecast Live
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