The Hemp Temple
of The Hemp Temple
Where do you live
Between the ocean and the hills, on country in Byron Bay.
What is the story of your brand and how would you like it to evolve
The seed of our story was at its deepest level, a call to freedom. We had an unquenchable longing to work creatively on our own terms, that fuelled a few years of self education and intense personal transformation as we tested the waters in Bali, Europe and Morocco. In India we met our maker, a humble, honest man; nestled amongst a sea of colours in his natural coloured organic cotton shop. We sat on the cold concrete floor for hours; sharing chai, philosophy and an appreciation of simplicity. From here, we created our first line of organic cotton pieces and upon returning to Australia, sold out in the first few months.
It wasn’t until later, we discovered the horrors of the industry we were in and the effects of the fibres we were using. Not only was the fashion industry responsible for an incredible amount of environmental degradation and inhumanity, but also a collective lack of self love perpetuated by unhealthy beauty standards. Overwhelmed, we almost walked away. Then we discovered hemp. A miracle plant that embodied the potential for change on every level, in every industry. All our designs became hemp based and we rebranded ourselves as the Hemp Temple. Our dream, slowly revealed itself to us over time. Now we believe we are in the industry, to inspire change. To create a movement of empowerment, truth and authenticity; to reawaken connection to ourselves, the earth and each other.
We want to transform the negative influence & disease that social media can perpetrate into a empowering tool for connection, creativity & change. We want to transform the damaging past (and present) of the fashion industry, into a zero footprint, sustainable future. We want to transform the sense of unworthiness, isolation & ‘not being enough’ of individuals into self empowerment & self-love. We want to redefine beauty, as the empowered and authentic individual. We want to transform the belief that we, as the people, cannot change the world; coming together with courage & creativity, moving the immovable and achieving the unachievable. We want to create timeless pure hemp garments that can be passed down through generations, who tell a story of beauty and of change.
What inspires you and helps you get into a creative flow
Poetry, music, people in their element, time in nature, dance, coffee and all things revolutionary…
What is the message that you want to express through your product/service
What does the word beauty evoke for you
Old marble statues of naked women, the wild untamed earth, poetry, old wrinkled smiling eyes, love.
What is a motto/quote you are living by right now
All things are sacred.