Hemp Burlap Hessian - 100% Organic Hemp - 14oz

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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.

Product Specification

Material100% Organic Hemp
Yarn Spec5/1Nm x 5/1Nm (warp x weft)
Textile FinishingPFD
Surface and Feeltextured, natural, rustic, sackcloth
Featuresanti-bacterial, UV resistant, breathable, pre-washed
Country of OriginEU
Yarn OriginEU
CareMachine Wash 30, Hang to Dry
UsesHome 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.

A few things to consider when buying our fabrics...


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 by the metre

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.

Always order a swatch first

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.

Check for faults, imperfections or marks

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.

Cut fabrics are non-refundable

Please note, that once sent, all cut fabrics are non-refundable so please order a swatch if uncertain.

Hemp fabric is...

Biodegradable, compostable and recyclable

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.

Antibacterial, antifungal and anti-allergen

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.

Breathable and insulating

Hemp’s hollow shafts mean it is breathable, and also insulating.

UV resistant

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.

Strong structure

Hemp doesn’t lose shape easily and having an elastic fibre, results in less creasing when compared to some other natural fibres.

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More Information
Fabric TypeSpeciality Weave
Fabric Composition100% Hemp
Suggested UsesBags, Home Furnishing, Tablecloth
Classifications100% Organic, 100% Vegan, Breathable, Eco World, UV Safe
Applicable Dangerous Goods RegulationsNot Applicable
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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