THE HOME OF HEMP BLAZING THE ECO TRAIL SINCE 1995
A luxurious silken hemp fabric, that is a true delight! This Charmeuse Satin has a wonderful satin sheen on one side and a matt on the other. The strength of Hemp combined with the beauty and softness of Silk means this fabric is probably the first silk fabric that can be used in upholstery and still hold its shape as well as making stunning clothes.
|Material||55% Organic Hemp, 45% Silk|
|Yarn Spec||20/22D/2x18n (warp x weft)|
|Surface and Feel||shiny, silky, smooth|
|Features||anti-bacterial, UV resistant, breathable, pre-washed|
|Country of Origin||China|
|Care||Hand wash cool or Dry Clean|
|Uses||Evening wear, Bridal wear, Sleepwear, Tops, Bottoms, Bed linen|
The perfect choice if you are looking for something fancy. The silk gives a beautiful shine on one side with a contrasting matte look on the other. Don’t be fooled by its delicate appearance, as with all hemp materials this fabric is resilient and can easily be used for a variety of needs from cushions to clothing. This silk fabric is our most popular wedding dress material. It's also available in a pre-dyed black version here.
This creamy white silk fabric is made from a bend of 55% hemp and 45% silk, providing an environmentally friendly fabric for making evening dresses, luxury pyjamas, underwear, bedsheets, upholstery or home furnishings. If you're making a gown, frock or dress and want that silky shine and shimmer then this fabric is for you! Likewise, if you want to make a set of luxury bedsheets, pillowcases and duvet covers, this would be a great fit. There are so many possibilities!
The fabric has a good weight to it, with a semi-opaque/semi-transparent weave allowing light but not detailed shapes to pass through. On the scale of transparency to opaqueness, we would put this one at the top end of semi-opaque, much closer to opaque than transparent. If worn as clothing, you would not see skin through the fabric.
It takes dye very well, thanks to the advanced absorbency of hemp fibres. We recommend using eco reactive dyes for long-lasting, vibrant colour.
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||Silk Blend|
|Fabric Composition||Hemp/Silk Blend|
|Suggested Uses||Tops, Shirts, Dresses, Skirts, Trousers, Pyjamas, Underwear, Evening Wear, Bridal Wear, Shawl, Scarf, Bedsheet, Duvet Cover, Pillowcase, Cushion Covers, Home Furnishing, Upholstery, Curtains, Napkin/Handkerchief, Bathrobe/Dressing Gown|
|Classifications||100% Natural, Breathable, Eco World, Oxygen bleached, Pre-shrunk, Reactive Dye, UV Safe|
|Applicable Dangerous Goods Regulations||Not Applicable|
Yarn Spec: 20/22D/2x18n (warp x weft)
Density: 252 x 57 (end/pick per sq inch)
Weight: 4.6oz/yd2 / 156g/m2
Width: 57 inches / 145cm
Fabric: 55% Hemp / 45% Silk
Colour: Natural - semi bleach (eco oxygen)