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yard(s) available: 22
Width: 56 inches
Weight: 4.7 oz. per sq yd
Content: 60% Hemp 40% Silk
Available only in limited quantity
This gorgeous hemp/silk charmeuse catches the light and looks oh-so-luxurious in just about every application. Shiny on one side and muted on the other, it's perfect for making exquisite formal and semi-formal outfits, splendid everyday wear, and fancy crafts (eye pillows, sachets, etc). Wonderful for lining jackets and as one of the layers for an eye-catching Draped Wrap and Cape. You'll love the feel and how sumptuously it drapes. Some people make the most opulent duvet covers and curtains imaginable with hemp silk charmeuse, and you could too!
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.