Hemp Black

Hemp Black

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£14.50 /metre
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Description:

Black. A beautifully light-weight woven hemp cloth that feels and looks like a fine linen. It is gauzy without being completely see-through and has some structure but is still very soft to the touch.

It would be perfect for a summer shirt like The Ellsworth. Also suitable for tops, dresses that are lined or you can wear something underneath, summer dressing gowns, and breezy, light-weight curtains.

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

  • 147cm wide.
  • 3.5oz, 118gsm.
  • 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.
  • As all computer monitors show colours differently, we recommend ordering a sample of the cloth to check it is the right colour and weight for your project.
  • Thread match Gutermann Sew All 000.
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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