Merchant & Mills : Everyday Denim Chambray
A classic denim blue chambray with added eco credentials! It is made from a blend of organic cotton and hemp, the hemp content gives some this cloth added texture and slub. It would make a beautiful summer shirt.
You could use this for many of our patterns, tops, dresses, shirts and light-weight trousers.
Some Merchant & Mills cloths are sometimes susceptible to irregularities in the weave, this is all part of their charm and are not classed as flaws.
Manufacturer : Merchant & Mills
Width : 144cm wide
Content : 55% hemp/45% organic cotton (OCS and GOTS certified)
Fabric Weight : 5oz / 170gsm
Fabric Care :
- Wash at 30 degrees, with a non bio detergent and on a gentle spin cycle.
- Iron on low, do not bleach.
- Tumble dry on a low heat.
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.
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 requires little water or pesticides and no fertilisers. It is the most carbon negative crop, absorbing more carbon dioxide than it produces.
Fabric is priced per metre. 1 metre = 39 inches. Minimum cut is .5 metres for garment fabrics.
Suggested Mettler thread colour match: 0853 Quiet Shade