5oz John James Chambray
5oz John James Chambray
5oz John James Chambray
5oz John James Chambray
5oz John James Chambray
5oz John James Chambray

5oz John James Chambray

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A pale denim blue chambray with added eco credentials! It is made from a blend of organic cotton and hemp, the hemp content gives some this cloth added texture and slub. It would make a beautiful summer shirt.

You could use this for many of our patterns, tops, dresses, shirts and light-weight trousers. This is the same cloth as our Everyday Chambray, but in a lighter wash. 

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

  • 144cm wide.
  • 5oz, 170gsm.
  • 55% hemp/45% organic cotton.
  • 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 64.
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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