Hemp fabrics just get softer and more pliable every year, and this one is no exception! It has a lovely soft feel, with a natural-looking off-white colour.
"This feels exactly like a medium weight linen, it has good drape and some weight to it. This is the softest of the samples I have been sent and would be suitable for a range of garments including tops, dresses, skirts, trousers and lightweight jackets. Small slubs give some interesting texture to this lovely fabric."- Vicky, Sewstainability.blog
|Material||100% Organic Hemp|
|Yarn Spec||15N x 15N (warp x weft)|
|Surface and Feel|
|Features||anti-bacterial, UV resistant, breathable, pre-washed|
|Country of Origin||EU|
|Care||Machine Wash 30, Hang to Dry|
|Uses||Upholstery, curtains, home furnishing, bags, shirts, jackets, trousers, skirts, dresses|
Wonderfully soft and perfect for making breathable lightweight clothing thanks to the wide weave, this 100% hemp fabric is entirely sustainable and is manufactured within Europe.
100% hemp fabrics are always the most sustainable fabric choice. With 100% hemp, you're getting the maximum environmental benefits by cutting out other natural fibres that are not as eco-friendly as hemp. While organic cotton is great, and certainly much better than non-organic cotton, hemp still beats organic cotton by absorbing more CO2, improving the soil quality, requiring 4x less water and half the land to grow. Combine the environmental benefits with the practical benefits of using hemp fabrics (breathable, thermodynamic, insulating, UV resistant, antibacterial, durable) and you've got yourself a truly high-tech all-natural eco fabric!
We're impressed with the softness of this fabric, it's like a mid-weight linen and highly versatile. Use it to make button up summer shirts, or for a pair of curtains in your home. The possibilities are almost endless!
Please note, natural fabrics will shrink when washed anywhere from 5%-12% depending upon the weave and composition. Always pre-wash first to desired temperature.
All natural fabrics will shrink unless they have been hammered by high temperature washes, treatments and finishes - all of that contributes to a larger footprint on our planet - at the hemp shop we never do that.
Priced per full metre length plus offers on 10m, 25m, 50m & 100m. For orders of 50m and above, please contact us for stock/delivery times.
We always recommend checking with a new swatch before ordering, as the minimal treatment and organic cultivation methods may result in subtle changes in the hemp fibres from batch to batch. So the fabric you bought last year might be subtly different to the fabric you buy today.
Please check the fabric for any faults, imperfections or marks as soon as it arrives, as we are unable to accept returns of washed or cut fabric. Due to the minimal sustainable methods used during the production of the yarns, our fabrics are never intensively bleached, and as such they retain all of their natural character. Slubs and slight discolourations in hemp fabrics are not flaws, they are part and parcel of working with such pure and natural fibres.
Hemp is a natural plant fibre. It is 100% biodegradable and does not harm the environment in any way!
It keeps you warm when it’s cool and cool when it’s hot.
Hemp naturally fights off bacteria and fungi such as mold, keeping your fabric smelling fresh. It's also hypoallergenic, making it a perfect choice for anyone with allergies to other natural fibres.
Hemp’s hollow shafts mean it is breathable, and also insulating.
Hemp is the worlds only naturally UV resistant fabric, perfect for keeping the harmful rays of the sun from damaging your skin.
Hemp is an extremely durable, hard wearing fabric. 5x the tensile strength of cotton and 3x more durable. It also gets softer with age.
Hemp is a highly absorbent fabric, meaning it retains the colour and quality when dyed, much more than cotton or linen.
Hemp doesn’t lose shape easily and having an elastic fibre, results in less creasing when compared to some other natural fibres.
|Fabric Type||Lightweight Cloth|
|Fabric Composition||100% Hemp|
|Suggested Uses||Shirts, Dresses, Skirts, Bedsheet, Duvet Cover, Pillowcase, Cushion Covers, Home Furnishing, Upholstery, Curtains, Shower Curtain, Tablecloth|
|Classifications||100% Natural, 100% Organic, Breathable, Eco World, Oxygen bleached, Pre-shrunk, UV Safe|
|Applicable Dangerous Goods Regulations||Not Applicable|