HEMP/COTTON BLEND 145gsm • Lost Blue $48.00/metre
By Merchant & Mills $48.00 per metre
77% BCI Cotton / 23% Hemp
This is a beautifully versatile cloth, it feels like a cotton but the hemp content gives some added texture and slub.
Suitable for dresses, tops and trousers.
145gsm or 4.3oz.
Wash at 30 degrees. Do not tumble.
Hemp is a densely grown plant that literally chokes out any competing plants. This means harsh chemical herbicides aren’t necessary. Hemp also naturally reduces pests, so no pesticides are needed. It also returns 60-70% of the nutrients it takes from the soil. Hemp production requires much less water than cotton and only requires a small amount of land to cultivate.
More about Hemp: 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: Oeko-Tex certified. 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.
We try our best to give an accurate representation of our fabrics, however due to varying monitor settings the colours may differ slightly to the original fabric. If you want to be sure about the colour, weight or size of a design please order a sample.
Our fabric is sold per 25cm (¼ metre). If you would like to purchase one metre of fabric please enter 4 units. When purchasing multiple units, the fabric will be cut continuously.
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