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Master of Environmental Science and Management: Eco-Entrepreneurship Project
(2019)

Eco-Entrepreneurship: The Hurd Co.

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Group Members: Taylor Heisley-Cook, Celine Mol, David Mun

Faculty Advisors: Andrew Plantinga, Emily Cotter

Website: thehurdco.com

Contact: hello@thehurdco.com

Deliverables:

Marketing Collateral
Poster
The Hurd Co. Website 

Description

Reducing the Impacts of the Apparel Supply Chain through Harnessing Waste from the Cannabis Industry

We collect agricultural waste, use a low-impact process to convert the waste into apparel-grade fiber, and then sell it into the apparel supply chain. Did you know over 90% of harvested biomass is thrown away? We currently work with hemp waste, and will work with other agricultural wastes. The resulting fabric is soft, drapey, and takes dyes and finishings like a dream. Best of all? It costs the same as fabrics available today.

Most importantly, The Hurd Co provides an environmentally- and socially- motivated narrative with material made from agricultural waste. 

 

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