Hemp Silk Fabric
A beautiful light weight Hemp Silk blend which is perfect for dresses, wraps and all those items requiring a delicate touch. Off-white in colour with only minimal eco-sensitive oxygen bleaching.
Despite its delicate appearance this is still a very durable material. Made from 60% hemp 40% silk the material is sheer with a slight shine and is identical on both sides. Hemp is a natural plant fibre. It is 100% biodegradable and does not harm the environment in any way!
🧵60% Hemp: 40% Silk
🧵54 inches wide
🧵suitable for hand washing and machine washing.
Each quantity is equal to one fat quarter of fabric. One fat quarter is a rectangular piece of fabric that usually measures roughly 55cm x 50cm depending on the manufactured width of fabric.
More than one quantity will be cut as a continuous length. As a guide, half a metre of fabric is equal to 2 fat quarters and one metre of fabric 4 fat quarters.
Please send me a message if you would like a longer length and I can check to see if it is available.
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This is such an unusual fabric that I would like to explain a bit about it.
Impact on the Environment
It grows so fast and so tall, that the yield from this crop can be up to 600% greater than a flax grown in the same area of land. With dense planting it also makes it quite resilient to insects, so there’s no need for extra pesticides and fungicides.
The farmers are very happy with the resulting soil quality too! As the long taproots can reach down 3 feet or more, it leaves the soil aerated and weed free. The growing process produces a build-up of rich organic matter in the topsoil that helps to keep moisture in the soil; meaning less irrigation. This is a great treat for the soil condition and makes it ready for any rotation crop.
No pesticides – Less watering – High yield – Fast growing – Sustainable crop
Happy farmers. Happy environment. Happy us!
How it is Made
Long strands are taken from the stalk of the plant creating bundles of exceptionally strong fibres. By using a combined steam and pressure process the tough fibres are broken down into smaller soft pliable fibres that are spun together to make a continuous thread, ideal for weaving and great for making a strong and durable fabric from.
What’s so good about Hemp as a fabric
There’s a great list of very positive features associated with weaving hemp into a fabric:
- The more you wash and wear it, the softer it becomes. The resulting feel offers a superb fluid drape and luxurious finish.
- It’s breathable. Ideal on hot days or wearing in a stuffy office, but warm enough to keep you cosy in the winter.
- It has anti-bacterial properties and is quite resistant to moths and insects.
- As it’s highly resistant to UV light it isn’t going to fade in the sunlight.
- As a natural fibre, it’s biodegradable.