THE HOME OF HEMP BLAZING THE ECO TRAIL SINCE 1995
A wonderful pure hemp fabric which can be used in all manner of clothing & interiors projects.
"This has an open weave and a stiff handle which feels absolutely perfect to be able to handle embroidery. Ideally suited to structured shirts, bags or embroidery hoops, the lightly bleached cream colour will be sure to show off any embroidery or beading work."- Vicky, Sewstainability.blog
|Material||100% Organic Hemp|
|Yarn Spec||16N x 16N (warp x weft)|
|Surface and Feel||soft, smooth, pliable|
|Features||anti-bacterial, UV resistant, breathable, pre-washed|
|Country of Origin||China|
|Care||Machine Wash 30, Hang to Dry|
|Uses||Home furnishing, Tops, Bottoms, Jackets, Bags, Embroidery, Beading, Crafts, Filters|
This Classic Summer Cloth is slightly darker than our alternative Light Summer Cloth, but it carries the same light weave. Made from pure hemp, its a heavier weight but is just as soft. It's slightly less stiff than our summer cloth, with a bit more pliability and very slight drape. It's got a wonderful soft feel, which would make it a great choice for bedsheets or pillowcases as well as clothing, home furnishing and crafts. The open weave makes it easy to sew, and a great choice for embroidery.
Being 100% hemp, this organic fabric is also 100% eco-friendly. Hemp is the most environmentally friendly of all natural fibres, and not only has the least impact on the environment, but actually benefits any environment in which it is grown. It improves soil quality, requires no chemicals, while using 4x less water and only half the land compared to cotton.
This organic cloth fabric takes dye very well, thanks to the high absorbency of hemp fibres.
Like the look of this fabric, but want a heavier weight? Try our Light Summer Cloth here.
For more organic cloth and linen fabrics find our full selection here.
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||Tops, Shirts, Dresses, Skirts, Trousers, Shorts, Bedsheet, Duvet Cover, Pillowcase, Cushion Covers, Home Furnishing, Upholstery, Shower Curtain, Napkin/Handkerchief, Cheesecloth/Filter|
|Classifications||100% Natural, 100% Vegan, Breathable, Eco World, Oxygen bleached, Pre-shrunk|
|Applicable Dangerous Goods Regulations||Not Applicable|
Yarn Spec: 16N x 16N (warp x weft)
Density: 42 x 40 (end/pick per sq inch)
Weight:: 6.2oz/yd2 - 210g/m2
Width: 59inches / 150cm
Fabric: 100% Organic Hemp
Colour: Natural cream - semi bleach : (eco oxygen)