Hemp is a natural and luxurious fabric. Woven from fibres of the industrial hemp plant, hemp has superior qualities that aids its longevity.
As an environmentally sustainable crop, hemp has moderate water requirements and requires little to no herbicides, pesticides or fungicides. This also ensures that hemp is anti bacterial and allergy friendly. There are no irritants for asthma or allergy sufferers.
Hemp fabric breathes well in addition to being a natural insulator due to its hollow core fibre, a characteristic hemp shares with wool without the scratch. Products made from hemp fabric last longer and wear better than those made from cotton or synthetics, offering consumers value for money since they will not need to replace products as often.
WASHING HEMP FABRIC
We advise a cool to lukewarm wash (up to 40C) machine wash with a natural detergent, or a detergent that doesn't use whiteners, bleach or brighteners. We advise not to dry clean, however many places now offer a silica dry clean wash which is acceptable for hemp fabrics and products made from hemp fabrics.
DRYING HEMP FABRIC
We suggest line drying hemp fabric and products made from hemp fabrics, however machine drying is also acceptable. If line drying, please minimise direct sun exposure for long periods where possible to safe guard the hemp fabric or products from uneven fading. If tumble drying use a warm setting. Pull out promptly when finished and stretch it out.
You'll find hemp fabrics don't require ironing, however hemp does have a memory and if you choose, a warm iron setting or steamer can be used.