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Organic Cotton/Hemp Firland - 1/2 meter

Regular price $14.00

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From Merchant & Mills. This is a beautifully versatile cloth that works for so many patterns, it feels like cotton but the hemp content gives some added texture and slub.

Made in Turkey and Oeko-Tex certified

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.

Width/Largeur: 60 in / 150 cm

Weight/Poids: 145 GSM  (4.3oz)
Content/Composition: 77% Organic cotton, 23% hemp
Stretch/Elasticité: None
Thread suggestion/couleur de fil: Gutermann Sew-All 782

Perfect for: dresses, tops, trousers. 
Recommended Patterns: 
Special Instructions: Pre-wash or pre-treat your fabric in the manner you intend to wash your finished garment. Recommended wash at 30/40 degrees.

Sold by 1/2 meter increment. For example, for 1 meter, please select 2 for the quantity.

 

More about Hemp:

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 fiber 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 fertilizers. It is the most carbon negative crop, absorbing more carbon dioxide than it produces.