My wife, Beatrice and I started Hemp Gallery in the hope of doing some good in the world. We believe that environmentally sustainable economic development is vital for the future of the planet.
After discovering that one plant, Hemp, could provide all our basic needs; that is food, clothing, shelter and fuel in an environmentally sustainable way, we realised the Hemp industry provided us with a vehicle that was a perfect fit for our personal philosophy and decided we had to get involved.
Beatrice, a classical pianist and I, a builder, had no real business skills, only a passionate commitment to our belief in the future and the value of Hemp as an environmentally benevolent agricultural resource. The past 8 years spent developing Hemp Gallery has been a huge learning curve for us, which we couldn't have mastered without the help of some great people who shared our vision.
In order to raise awareness of this great plant, Beatrice and I have made ourselves available to give informational talks at schools, universities, technical schools, radio and television, indeed anywhere there is an audience and an opportunity.
Our long term vision is to see Hemp utilised in third world communities to provide environmentally sustainable access to raw material, which can be processed with the most basic of equipment into food, clothing, housing and fuel, thus giving these communities an opportunity for self sufficiency and independence.
Hemp also has the potential to provide a profitable crop for the drought stricken Australian cotton and rice farmers due to its modest water and no agricultural chemical requirements, and diverse industrial applications.
The hemp market is rapidly expanding world wide and we believe that everyone who purchases a Hemp product is casting a vote for an environmentally sustainable future with their consumer dollar.
Whether you buy from us or other suppliers we thank you for your support!
Ray & Beatrice Rankin