THE HOME OF HEMP BLAZING THE ECO TRAIL SINCE 1995
This pure 100% organic Hemp fabric is a classic Hessian or Burlap fabric. Hessian, or burlap in the North Americas, is a loosely woven fabric which has been historically produced as a coarse fabric, but more recently it is being used in a refined state as an ecofriendly material for bags, rugs, and other products.
|Material||100% Organic Hemp|
|Yarn Spec||5/1Nm x 5/1Nm (warp x weft)|
|Surface and Feel||textured, natural, rustic, sackcloth|
|Features||anti-bacterial, UV resistant, breathable, pre-washed|
|Country of Origin||EU|
|Care||Machine Wash 30, Hang to Dry|
|Uses||Home furnishing, accessories, bags|
If you love Shabby Chic, you'll love this fabric! The name "hessian" is attributed to the use of the fabric, initially, as part of the uniform of soldiers from the German state of Hesse, who were called "Hessians."
The fabric colour is an eco-sensitive un-bleached natural. The fibers are spun, milled, woven, dyed and finished without toxic chemicals and without using huge amounts of fresh water. This mill produces the Hemp fabrics from organic yarn, which, although not certified, is grown/cultivated, produced and spun, organically.
This is a traditional "sackcloth" hessian fabric, the type often used for gardening projects, costume design, sacks, gift bags, shopping bags , rustic table runners, placemats, fabric coasters or natural fabric flowerpots.
It's 100% organic hemp, and therefore 100% eco-friendly, so you can be sure your textile project is ethical, sustainable and ecological! Discover more 100% hemp fabrics 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 Type||Speciality Weave|
|Fabric Composition||100% Hemp|
|Suggested Uses||Bags, Home Furnishing, Tablecloth|
|Classifications||100% Organic, 100% Vegan, Breathable, Eco World, UV Safe|
|Applicable Dangerous Goods Regulations||Not Applicable|
Yarn Spec: 5/1Nm x 5/1Nm (warp x weft)
Density: 30 x 45 (end/pick per sq inch)
Weight: 14oz/yd2 (per metre - 500gsm)
Width: 57 inches / 145cm
Colour: Natural/Ecru / un-bleached