THE HOME OF HEMP BLAZING THE ECO TRAIL SINCE 1995
This hemp fabric is a sturdy weave and has a mottled ecru colour as only the minimum of eco-sensitive oxygen bleaching is used. New slightly greyer shade in this production run from the manufacturer. It is a very popular fabric with many upholstery uses.
|Material||55% Organic Hemp, 45% Organic Cotton|
|Yarn Spec||11s x 11s (warp x weft)|
|Surface and Feel||bulky, crisp, opaque|
|Features||anti-bacterial, UV resistant, breathable, pre-washed|
|Country of Origin||China|
|Yarn Origin||Hemp: China, Organic Cotton: Turkey|
|Care||Machine Wash 30, Hang to Dry|
|Uses||Upholstery, home furnishing, bags, jackets, trousers|
One of our most popular fabrics. With many uses from aprons to interlining, furniture backing to shopping bags – it works everywhere. A much stiffer fabric than most of the others in the range, it is still a flexible, great looking fabric with an almost rustic look.
If you're looking for a tough, heavyweight linen fabric, then this is the one for you! The tight weave and rugged construction make this a perfect choice for any hard-wearing uses. Of course, like any hemp fabric, this heavyweight organic linen fabric will only soften with age, as the saying goes "hemp wears doesn't wear out, it wears in".
This opaque fabric would make a great set of organic curtains (with an added liner), it could be used to make a lightweight jacket, and even be waterproofed to use as a natural tarpaulin material (with the right kind of care and treatment of course!). There's so many potential uses for this lovely sustainable fabric, but remember that we always recommend ordering a swatch before committing to one of our eco fabrics for your project.
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||Hemp/Cotton Blend|
|Suggested Uses||Shirts, Jackets/Coats, Dresses, Skirts, Trousers, Shorts, Bags, Cushion Covers, Home Furnishing, Upholstery, Curtains, Shower Curtain, Tablecloth|
|Classifications||100% Natural, 100% Vegan, Breathable, Eco World, Oxygen bleached, UV Safe|
|Applicable Dangerous Goods Regulations||Not Applicable|
Fabric: 55% Hemp / 45% Cotton
Yarn Spec: 11s x 11s (warp x weft)
Density: 51 x 44 (end/pick per sq inch)
Weight: 7.20 (oz/sq yd)
Width: 63 inches / 160cm - unshrunk
Colour: Semi eco bleached