Seaweed Sweaters

Featured in Popular Science Monthly, June 1921

Seaweed is the latest victim of economists; new uses for it are being found constantly. The picture above shows it in its latest form — clothing.
Both the sweater and the pair of stockings that the girl is holding were made from seaweed that grows in China. Yet they look not unlike woolen garments.
Pine-needles are also being pressed into service; and so are many grasses and leaves. At a recent exhibition of the Commerce Bureau in the Customs House in New York city many grass-made garments were shown.

     Posted By: Alex - Fri Jan 10, 2014
     Category: Fashion | 1920s

Yesterday, Clothes made of sea grass. Today, Clothes made of hemp fiber! The more things change, The more they remain the same! :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 01/10/14 at 08:39 AM
Hemp is a miracle fiber if only it wasn't pot in disguise.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/10/14 at 10:19 AM
People have been making things out of hemp, and smokinĀ“ it, since the beginning of time. Just goes to show how good it is.
Posted by F.U.D. on 01/10/14 at 12:58 PM
Corporate greed started that prohibition as well.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/10/14 at 02:19 PM
@Expat : We got a guy the other night who had 10 kilos of super compressed Hawaiian weed. It was mostly orange/golden/some green. It's in the property room now. Or was it 8 kilos or 5 kilos. I know I can't remember anymore. (Just kidding on the amount going down ... seriously)
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 01/10/14 at 07:01 PM
BD, Colorado needs some supplies and maybe you're city could use a quick infusion of cash. It's the capitalist's way.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/10/14 at 11:43 PM
Expat: and the hippie's. Isn't it beautiful when two sides of the political spectrum are so in agreement?

A company near me is making (or was, it doesn't seem to have caught on greatly) cloth out of nettle stalks. It makes sense, the stuff grows anywhere - on this sea clay you can't stop it growing if you want to - and doesn't sting once it's been heckled.
Posted by Richard Bos on 01/12/14 at 08:01 AM
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