Hemp fabric is highly valued because of it's strength and durability, and the environmentally sustainable aspects of it's cultivation.
Hemp fabric has other qualities such as insulation as the fibre is hollow core similar to wool fibre. Besides being a natural insulator Hemp fabric offers high U.V. protection and is naturally anti-bacterial.
Hemp fabric is also very absorbent and takes up dyes and printing inks extremely well so privdes an ideal canvas for creative design.
Hemp is the cotton for the 21st century.
Hemp Gallery's range of fabrics includes 100% hemp and hemp blended with certified organic cotton, silk and yak hair along with narrow hand woven hemp rolls.
Hemp fabric can be used for many different applications:
Curtains and blinds
Canvas for painting to name a few ...
Our organic cotton is from Turkey and is non-GMO Certified by SKAL.
Hemp Gallery imports most of its fabric from a state-owned and operated company in China built during the 1960's, under the rule of Chairman Mao Li.
We have personally visited our suppliers' head office and factory and seen, first hand, the operating and working conditions of their employees.
A small town has grown around the factory to supply its 3,000 staff and the 5,000 people living on the premises. Some employees live there full time with their extended families, while those who live further away are given accommodation during the week, and travel home to see their families on weekends and holidays. The grandparents who have retired help look after their grandchildren while the parents go to work. Three is a modern kindergarten and primary school located in the factory grounds.
The working conditions at the factory are good with employees working an 8 hour day. They are entitled to regular holidays and maternity leave. Management are university qualified and a job at the factory is highly sought after in the area.
The Company President is extremely proud that they run a chemical free plant.
We are continuing to develop our range of fabrics with our China supplier and maintain a strong and ongoing relationship with them.