Esme Hemp/Cotton Chambray
Esme Hemp/Cotton Chambray
Esme Hemp/Cotton Chambray
Esme Hemp/Cotton Chambray
Esme Hemp/Cotton Chambray
Esme Hemp/Cotton Chambray
Esme Hemp/Cotton Chambray
Esme Hemp/Cotton Chambray
Esme Hemp/Cotton Chambray

Esme Hemp/Cotton Chambray

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Description:

A light-weight mid grey/blue chambray with added eco credentials! It is made from a blend of organic cotton and hemp. It would make a beautiful summer shirt like The Ellsworth.

You could use this for many of our patterns, tops, dresses, light-weight trousers and shirts.

This cloth is suitable for the following patterns in our Workbook: Bantam, Heron and Curlew.

  • 144cm wide.
  • 3.1oz, 105gsm.
  • 87% Organic Cotton/ 13% Hemp.
  • 100% Hemp.
  • Wash at 30 degrees, with a non bio detergent and on a gentle spin cycle.
  • Iron on low, do not bleach.
  • Tumble dry on a low heat.
  • This cloth is OCS and GOTS certified.
  • Country of origin; China.
  • For colour accuracy we always recommend ordering a swatch.
  • Thread match Gutermann Sew All 788.

Larli is wearing the Ellsworth shirt and the Shepherd skirt in Ironmonger Lane Organic cotton twill. Larli is 5"11 and a UK size 20.

 

More about this cloth

Hemp and marijuana are both the same species of plant separated only by selective breeding. Hemp is extremely durable, up to three times stronger than cotton. It’s soft to touch, and can hold its shape well. Hemp is naturally breathable and highly water absorbent.

It is hypo-allergenic, UV resistant, anti-fungal and thermoregulating.

Eco credentials

Hemp behaves and looks much like linen. It is also grown and processed in a similar way, yet it can yield twice as much fibre as flax. It has a short growing period of about 100 days and so can be planted and harvested up to four times a year. The cultivation process naturally reduces pests and returns 60-70% of the nutrients it takes into the soil. It requires little water or pesticides and no fertilisers. It is the most carbon negative crop, absorbing more carbon dioxide than it produces.

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