Fiber, Weave, Weight: 55% hemp 45% tencel, plain weave, 6.2oz/yd
About: This hemp blend has a nubby, earthy texture. The fabric begins with a stiff, crisp hand but continues to soften beautifully with each wash. No dyes were used, resulting in the fiber's natural ivory hue with yellow undertones.
Hemp is an ultra-durable fiber that has been used in textile production for thousands of years. Hemp grows fast, uses little water, and requires no pesticides or herbicides (fun fact: hemp is naturally insect resistant!), resulting in a fiber much gentler on the earth than cotton or linen. Hemp is considered by many to be the most adaptable and sustainable plant on the earth, and it also happens to be wonderful against your skin.
Tencel's silkiness adds a softness and pliability to this fabric. Tencel is a natural man-made fiber created from cellulose found in wood pulp from responsibly grown forests. The fiber is made using a close-looped system, meaning 99% of the chemicals and solvents used in breaking down wood pulp are recycled and reused, causing less emissions and waste. Tencel uses pulp from eucalyptus trees, which don't rely on irrigation or pesticides, resulting in less water and land usage than conventional cotton. For more on this wonder fiber, click here.
Source: Hemp/tencel is sourced from China, where the fibers are grown, harvested, and woven into textiles. Our fabric supplier engages in free and fair trade, and they are a member of the Fair Wear Foundation.
Care: Machine wash cold with like colors, tumble dry low heat or hang to dry. Natural detergent is recommended. The more you wash and wear, the softer this fabric will get! Iron on medium to high heat.
This fabric is pre-washed prior to sewing to prevent shrinkage.