Hempiness have brought us this alternative to their organic Hemp Webbing. This organic Hemp Strapping has a slightly looser weave than the Hemp Webbing making it more flexible and supple - we think it looks a bit like seat-belt straps.
Priced by the metre. Quantity of 1 = 1 metre, 5 = 5 metres, and so on.
A 100% pure organic hemp product. This Hemp Strapping (and the Webbing) are the strongest most durable hemp materials in the range. This natural hemp strapping material has a looser weave compared to the webbing, making it softer and more flexible. We think that it would be great for making organic belts, braces and suspenders, for using as bag straps/handles and reinforcement. It’s also a great choice for home craft projects, upholstery and furniture making.
Hemp strapping benefits from a high tensile strength and durability thanks to the fact that hemp fibres are the longest and strongest in the natural world. The long and strong fibres are spun into yarn which is then woven tightly to create the strapping. This gives hemp strapping a high breaking strain, making it perfect for tasks that require good strength and durability. For example, for making the supports on a sofa underneath the cushions where people will be sitting, or for making bag straps for large rucksacks that may contain heavy loads.
You will find that lots of modern strapping is often made from synthetics such as polypropylene, nylon and polyester which have a huge carbon footprint, and also release plastic microfibres into the environment causing untold damage to ecosystems. This organic strapping is a great natural alternative, as hemp is completely biodegradable and does not harm the environment in any way. By choosing hemp over synthetic materials, or even other natural fibres such as cotton, jute or flax, you’re helping the environment more than if you choose other materials. This is down to the fact that hemp is such a fantastically environmentally friendly plant. It absorbs more CO2 than any other crop, it actively improves soil quality, it requires absolutely no chemicals to grow while it requires far less land and water than other natural fibres such as cotton.
Hemp strapping has a lovely soft feel to it compared to some other strapping materials, and it only gets softer with time. Through washing and wearing, hemp strapping feels even more luxurious the longer it is used. It takes dye very well thanks to the high absorbency of the hemp fibres, meaning that you can achieve really fantastic bright and vibrant colours when you use fibre reactive dyes.
If you’re looking for a strong and reliable strapping with good flexibility, a lovely soft feel which doesn’t come at the cost of harming the environment, then try this hemp strapping today!
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.
These are cut to order, and wherever possible we will always cut your item to the full length ordered. For example, if you order 5 metres, it will come in one 5 metre piece.
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.
We also offer a Webbing weave. The Strapping is slightly less thick compared to the Webbing making it a little softer and more pliable, where the webbing is thicker and more rigid. If uncertain which you need please order a swatch piece here.
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 Composition||100% Hemp|
|Classifications||100% Natural, 100% Organic, 100% Vegan, Eco World|