THE HOME OF HEMP BLAZING THE ECO TRAIL SINCE 1995
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.
|Material||100% Organic Hemp|
|Yarn Spec||16N/2 x 7N (warp x weft)|
|Surface and Feel||Textured, semi-rigid, polished|
|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 fabric has a strong weave and a wonderful natural creamy colour, with only the minimum of eco-sensitive oxygen bleaching. It is an excellent fabric for clothing, furnishings, curtains, upholstery even luggage. One of our most popular fabrics, it is soft but strong and tough, tough, tough!
This 100% hemp canvas is a hard-wearing, hard-working fabric. Being 100% hemp, it is much stronger and longer lasting than cotton or linen (flax) canvasses.It's a great choice for upholstery projects, as it will stand up to constant use very well, and only gets softer with age. It makes great backpacks, holdalls, duffel bags or organic canvas tote bags and is also a great choice for tough clothing such as canvas jeans or lightweight but strong summer jackets.
Hemp is the original canvas material, in fact, the word "canvas" actually derives from the Latin word "cannabis" meaning "made of hemp". Sails on ships were traditionall made from hemp canvas until modern times when synthetics took over, and famous artists throughout the centuries painted some of their finest works on hemp artists' canvasses (notably Van Gogh).
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||100% Hemp|
|Suggested Uses||Jackets/Coats, 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|
Yarn Spec: 16N/2 x 7N (warp x weft)
Density: 41x27 (end/pick per sq inch)
Weight: Oz/SqYd:11.4oz - 385gsm
Width: 61 inches (155cm) - Semi bleach PFD