100% hemp fabric for making dresses, skirts, shirts, utility wear and accessories
This extraordinary fabric is woven in a simple plain weave from 100% European hemp. The somewhat irregular yarns give the fabric some relief and a tough look. Through use, this hemp textile only becomes softer. The fabric has been dyed in an forest green-colour with eco-friendly reactive dyes.
After dyeing the fabric was tumbled. This finish not only limits the shrinkage but also makes the fabric softer and gives it a slightly stonewashed look.
- 100% hemp
- made in EU
Hemp is one of the strongest natural fibers available. It feels nice, can be worn directly on the skin, has good anti-bacterial and UV-resistant properties and is 100% biodegradable. Because it is a fiber that contains little air and has relatively little insulating properties, hemp always feels cool. Hemp has a high moisture-absorbing capacity and also easily releases the moisture to the outside air.
Origin of the material
The hemp is grown in Eastern Europe and is also spun and woven there.
Hemp is a relatively easy to grow plant, which has hardly any natural enemies and does not need much water. The plant is therefore cultivated almost everywhere without using herbicides or insecticides. The variety grown in Europe (Mediterranean hemp) can reach 2.5-4.5 meters in height within 130-150 days, higher than other hemp varieties. Due to the rapid growth, weeds do not get the chance to develop. Another characteristic of Mediterranean hemp is the high quality of the fiber.