THE HOME OF HEMP BLAZING THE ECO TRAIL SINCE 1995
A favourite choice among 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 - versatility at its best.
|Material||55% Organic Hemp, 45% Organic Cotton|
|Yarn Spec||11S/2 x 7S (warp x weft)|
|Surface and Feel||Textured, fairly soft|
|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, Tablecloths, Cushions, Curtains, Bags, Table runners, Jackets, Trousers, Tote Bags|
This organic fabric has a strong weave and a natural colour, using only the minimum of eco-sensitive oxygen bleaching. It is an excellent fabric for clothing, furnishings, curtains, upholstery even luggage. It's one of our all-time most popular fabrics, thanks to its incredible versatility!
This organic canvas fabric is high quality, with few slubs and a real quality finish to the fabric. The colour is almost white, with just a slight creaminess. It sews well, being not too thick, and has a moderate amount of rigidity.
The fabric is almost completely opaque with a tight canvas weave, making it a great choice for making sustainable clothing items such as sustainable trousers, canvas jeans, summer shorts or a lightweight canvas shirt.
Use this fabric to make your own organic canvas tote bag, and you'll love using it for years to come! It's lightweight and pliable enough to fold up small, and the durability of the hemp fibres will stand up to heavy use much better than a pure cotton alternative. It would also make a great backpack, shoulder bag or holdall.
Around the house, you could use this fabric to make a lovely set of curtains, a tablecloth, upholster your furniture, make some really durable cushion covers or even fashion yourself a shower curtain for your bathroom (see our tips on waterproofing hemp fabric 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 Composition||Hemp/Cotton Blend|
|Suggested Uses||Shirts, Jackets/Coats, Skirts, Trousers, Bags, Cushion Covers, Home Furnishing, Upholstery, Curtains, Shower Curtain, Tablecloth|
|Classifications||100% Natural, 100% Vegan, Breathable, Eco World, Oxygen bleached, Pre-shrunk, UV Safe|
|Applicable Dangerous Goods Regulations||Not Applicable|
Weight : Oz/SqYd: 7.7oz - 260gsm
Yarn Spec: 11S/2 x 7S (warp x weft)
Density : 41 x 30 (end/pick per sq inch)
Width : 60 inches (153cm) - Semi bleach PFD
Colour : Natural - semi bleach : eco oxygen