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    Yin and Yang

    By: James Yang Chung, 9th Generation Master of House of Yida*  (Yida is an abbreviated conjugation of Yin and Yang + Tao (The Way).  The eternal keepers of balance and harmony) East Asian philosophy and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are focused around the quest for universal balance of equal but opposite forces. These two basic binary building blocks of the universe are Yin and Yang. Yin and Yang can be illustrated by other opposing features in nature. Negative and Positive.  Moon and Sun. Water and Fire. Woman and Man. They are two forces, though opposing, that are interdependent and complementary. They are mutually transforming in a constant fluctuation that ebbs…

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    Hemp: Nature’s Greatest Wonder and Gift

    Hemp is one of the most versatile crops that the Earth has gifted us. It is believed that the hemp industry has existed since 8,000 BC, making it one of the oldest industries in the world, and that hemp has over 50,000 uses. While hemp had been cultivated and used for a variety of purposes, the industry began facing trouble in 1937, when the Marijuana Tax Act placed a heavy tax on all cannabis, discouraging its production. In 1970, hemp was classified as an illegal Schedule I substance through the Controlled Substances Act; however, this status was removed from hemp in 2018, allowing hemp to be produced as an ordinary…

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    The Perfect Fit

    Every body is different, and there is only one of you. Your shape is unique, your style is all your own, and you have preference of how your clothing should fit you. It’s obvious why we are almost never satisfied with anything that is “one size fits all.” Jeans are a special article of clothing – everyone has a favorite pair that makes them look and feel their best. That favorite pair has the perfect fit. That pair that hugs you in all the right places, and flatters your shape all over. The fit that makes you feel as if you’re strutting down the runway when you’re walking down the…

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    Why You Should Never Wash Your Jeans… Unless You Really Need To

    Never wash my jeans? That’s right. If you really want to take care of your denim, you need to be willing to get a little dirty (but not too dirty). Although that sounds like a bad idea, the longer you go without washing your jeans, the longer their integrity lasts. If you’re a fan of nice denim, then you’ve probably shelled out a good amount of money for a pair or two, so you’re going to want them to last as long as possible. If you’re skeptical, maybe you’ll believe the President and CEO of Levi’s, Chip Bergh. Chip Bergh announced at a 2014 conference that he was wearing year-old…

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    Alkhemist Hemp Incorporated Jeans

    There are more than 50,000 uses for hemp.  In recent years, hemp products have skyrocketed in popularity and become more widely available for everyday consumers. Skincare products, tea, oils, candy, vaporizer cartridges and other products are available for purchase in all states and due to the plethora of benefits that hemp offers, they continues to progress into more industries, such as fashion. In an expansion of their successful denim brand, James Jeans, Alkhemist is launching their first hemp-incorporated denim collection. One has reason to ask, “Why hemp?” “Hemp” could just be a buzzword to most people. What is it and why is it significant? Is hemp the secret missing ingredient…