This bluey/green shade is beautifully versatile cloth that works for so many Merchant & Mills patterns.
Soft to the touch, it feels like a cotton but the hemp content gives some added texture and slub, is naturally breathable and water absorbent.
Suitable for dresses, tops, trousers.
This fabric is Oeko-Tex® certified, offering confidence in textiles
Manufacturer : Merchant & Mills
Width : 153 cm wide
Content : 77% organic cotton / 23% hemp
Weight : 145gsm / 4.3oz. per square metre
Fabric Care : Wash at 30 degrees with a non bio detergent. Do not tumble. Shake out and dry flat. Linen will always seize up after washing but as soon as you start to use/wear it the fibres relax again.
Fabric is priced per metre. 1 metre = 39 inches. Minimum cut is .5 metres for garment fabrics.
Hemp behaves and looks much like linen. It is also grown and processed in a similar way, yet it can yield twice as much fibre 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 is a carbon negative crop, absorbing more carbon dioxide than it produces, requiring little water or pesticides and no fertilizers.