yard(s) available: 9
Width: 57 inches
Weight: 5.8 oz. per sq yd
Content: 70% Hemp 30% Silk
Deeply brown and as essential as your favorite morning drink, you'll love this gorgeous hemp/silk charmeuse. Add a bit of luxury just about anywhere -- it makes exquisite formal and semi-formal outfits, eye-catching casual clothes, sensuous lingerie, and fancy crafts. Shiny on one side and muted on the other, it's wonderful for lining jackets or as one of the layers for an eye-catching draped wrap or 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!
Note that the fabric can feel stiff at first, but in our experience it softens quite a bit when washed.
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.