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the hemp shops sustainable environmetally sound fabric range

We've completed the largest update to our fabric range in a decade  -  Find some old favourites, new found friends and re-booted amigos


Hemp fabrics have arrived that are so soft, strong & breathable but also insulate, drape beautifully and crease less, that even the hardened sceptic understands this fibres amazing abilities.  As a fabric, hemp is antibacterial, breathable, versatile, strong & durable, ultra absorbent and extremely soft. It can be mixed with silks, organic cottons & wools and produces a beautiful textile comparable to anything from linen to muslin to fleece and denim; with no compromise on quality or appearance.

If this makes sense to you, then it's time to think WHY NOT HEMP ? Looking for more information, then try our BLOG

To read about the 'Ethical & Environmental standards for our Chinese fabrics' click here

1. Minimum labour standards Working hours: 8 hours per day. From 8am to 11am then 1pm to 6pm. Wage: In comparison to the average standard wages in the province according to Chinese government's figures, the wages paid at the mill are between 52% & 104% higher. No use of child labour or forced labour. No discrimination or harassment. We have assurances according to the Chinese labour law.And the mill also organises sporting activities for the workers.

2. Adding value, fair trade and sustainable livelihoods The mill emphasis is on the environmental protection and energy saving for hemp production; also looking for new methods to save time and lessen the waste. The mill is the pioneer in this industry, both a leader of hemp fabrics in China & the world as well.

3. Environmental standards. Almost all of our Chinese fabrics are organic, with the Hemp sourced from China and the cotton from Turkey. The mill we work with is the leader in the hemp field, they also work as a research institute for hemp, and they follow the environment protection law of China for production. Almost every fabric we sell from the Chinese mills is GOTS & OEKO-TEX Standard 100 approved. For our European fabrics, the Hemp comes from Hungary and is farmed organically but due to the current cost for testing each and every field (most of the fibre comes from farming collectives) it is too expensive for the farmers to pay for the actual certification.


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  1. Heavy Hemp Lycra Jersey - Organic 53%H 42%C 5%L - 300gsm

    A new heavy-weight 300gsm Organic Hemp, Cotton & Lycra Jersey.


  2. Fine Hemp Jersey - Organic 55H 45C - 170g

    New for 2019 !

    A super fine light weight knitted hemp jersey, perfect for summer T-shirts, sleeping bag inners, loose flowing garments, fine knitted shawls and much more.


  3. Individual Fabric Swatch Piece - A5

    Do you want to see a sample of a particular fabric?  We are happy to cut you a swatch piece from any of our available fabrics for £1 per piece.  Just select the fabrics you want from the drop-down menu below and add them to your basket.  The piece will be 14cm x 21cm (the size of an A5 piece of paper). 

  4. Hemp Terry Towelling - Organic 55%H:45%C - 330g

    A fantastically versatile Hemp & Cotton terry fabric making the most of Hemp's super absorbant and moisture wicking properties. 



  5. Hemp Fabric & Webbing Swatch Samples Booklet

    Available at best - late June '19

    We now also stock larger individual fabric swatches - please follow this Link 

    Would you like to know what hemp fabric looks and feels like? Then order a book of swatches made from the current selection of the hemp fabrics that we have in stock. The swatch booklet contains a complete set of all of the regular knitted and woven stock fabrics we hold and also webbing too. The samples include a full price list with fabric details and complete Eco Colour Dye Chart. Looking for a larger swatch - please follow this Link       

  6. Light Hemp Canvas - Organic 55%H - 45%C - 9.5oz

    A new addition to our extensive range of Canvas and Linens. This organic hemp and cotton(55/45) canvas has a strong weave and is natural mid off-white colour as we use only the minimum of eco-sensitive oxygen bleaching. It is an excellent fabric for clothing, furnishings, curtains, upholstery and luggage - versitility at its best.


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  7. Mid Hemp Canvas - 100% Organic - 12.4oz

    This pure hemp fabric has a strong weave and a wonderful natural creamy colour as we use only the minimum of eco-sensitive oxygen bleaching. It is an excellent fabric for clothing, furnishings, curtains, upholstery and luggage.


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  8. Heavy Hemp Canvas - 100% Organic Hemp - 14.5oz

    A wonderfully solid weighty hemp canvas that is great for use as a furnishings and upholstery fabric. If you're looking for the ultimate in tough, durable fabric, this is the one. Still as soft as hemp's legendary fibre always is, with a wonderful hang & drape, this ticks all the right boxes.


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  9. Mid Hemp Canvas - Organic - Pre-Dyed

    This mid Hemp Canvas fabric from Hempiness is an excellent fabric for clothing, furnishings, curtains, upholstery and luggage. The fabric colours are distressed.


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    Starting at: £23.50

  10. Hemp Eco-Tex Canvas - 100% Organic Hemp - 9.3oz

    This hemp fabric is made in the EU and has passed the most stringent Intertek natural fabric standards, meaning it has been processed since leaving the field with the greatest care for the environment.

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