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Weight: 4.7 oz. per square yard
Content: 60% Hemp/40% Silk
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The classic silk charmeuse, made with hemp for added durability. Shiny on one side and muted on the other, what a beautiful fabric for wedding and communion dresses, formal items, fancy crafts (pillows, sachets, etc). Lightened with hydrogen peroxide, you'll love the feel and how sumptuously it drapes.
Made from tussah silk and naturally-grown hemp raised as a companion crop in the fields of China without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers. The vast, vast majority of the silkworms are allowed to work their way free of the cocoon and continue their lives; the few that don't end up as highly-prized delicacies for the fiber workers. Farm and mill workers are paid a fair wage for their work, receive benefits, and have a significant amount of say about their jobs. Purchase this fabric knowing you are making a difference!
Silk should be hand-washed only, preferably with a special silk detergent. Pull into shape after washing and air dry. Be careful to iron the slightly damp cloth on low temperatures only. Sprinkling before ironing may cause water stains.