Hemp (from Old English haenep ) is a commonly used term for high-growing varieties of the Cannabis plant and its products, which include fiber, oil, and seed.
read more » Hemp is refined into products such as hemp seed foods, hemp oil, wax, resin, rope, cord, cloth, pulp, paper, and fuel.
Uses: Natural Hemp and Natural Hemp/Organic Cotton or Hemp/Tencel blended fabrics may be used in place of any other fabric, including outerwear, heavy duty work wear, adults' and children's clothing, bedding, table linens and window treatments.
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Take eye-catching to a whole new level with this incredibly beautiful, stunningly colored 70% hemp/ 30% silk blend. Shiny on one side and muted on the other, it's perfect for making absolutely splendid formal and semi-formal outfits. Made in China.
Weight: 4.7 oz/sq yd
Content: 70% Hemp 30% Silk
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! Perfect for luxurious everyday wear, and fancy crafts (eye pillows, sachets, etc).
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.
Hemp fabric rapidly absorbs moisture - which accounts for its coolness and comfort when used for apparel. It is also one of the only fabrics which are stronger wet than dry, so it does not become tender through washing.
Width: 57-58 inches
Weight: 6.2 oz.
Content: 55% Hemp, 45% Lyocell
Made in China
Each time hemp is washed it constantly reveals new surfaces, usually becoming softer with use. Given reasonable care it will render a lifetime of service.
Generally speaking, dry cleaning is recommended for drapery hemp, upholstery hemp, decorative hemp, and high end garments.
If you are washing plain hemp fabric that has not yet been made into a garment, then it is very important to surge the edges before wash to prevent fraying.
As with other textiles, always test for color fastness and remember that detergents containing Optical Brightening Agents (OBA) may cause colors to alter slightly and will detract from the appearance of the subtle natural hemp. Bleach should not be used as it can significantly degrade and weaken the natural fibers.
Hemp sheds dirt more readily than other materials and with thorough rinsing comes clean as new after every wash. If stained, use a proprietary stain-remover before washing.
There is no need to use starch except perhaps for the finest hemps, for hemp has a natural crispness. hemp does not have to be tumble-dried - it will naturally dry quickly.
Softening: Hemp generally will get softer with use and after each wash. If you need to speed up this process then a commercial softener may be used. Another way to soften hemp is to do a hot water wash followed by a tumble dry, repeat these two steps two or three times.
It seems like hemp is custom-made for the herringbone weave, and this is a splendid example of that claim. Lighter and more versatile than our heavy hemp herringbone, the beautiful fabric has a classic appeal all of its own. It's a beautiful, durable fabric that washes and wears delightfully.
Width: 57 inches
Weight: 10.6 oz. per sq yd
Content: 100% Hemp
This is an obvious choice for jackets, vests, skirts, and pants. Hemp's marvelous durability means you'll choose this material for kids' clothes as well. Colored a neutral sand, using low-impact dyes.
Made in China from naturally-grown hemp, raised without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Note that the hemp is not certified organic, though the fibers are grown in an ecologically-friendly fashion. 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!
This Natural 100% hemp canvas is extremely strong and durable with lots of texture. Made in China and dyed in the USA.
Width: 58 inches
Content: 100% hemp canvas
This material works very well for bags, backpacks, wallets, fanny packs, and durable upholstery. Great for tents, yurts, beach cabanas, hammocks, umbrellas, painter's drop cloths, and artists' painted floor cloths too!