Woven Textiles – Hemp & Recycled Poly
A superior quality textile, Hemp woven fabric is made using fibers from the soft stalks of the Cannabis sativa plant. Since time immemorial, this plant has been recognized as a source of sturdy and durable textile fibre. Being inherently insensitive to insects and diseases, the cultivation of this environment-friendly hemp does not require the usage of pesticide.
Hemp requires considerably less amount of water for its rapid growth than other water-intensive plants like Cotton. There is a micro-electric voltage in hemp fibre as our skin does, making it suitable for people with sensitive skin.
Hemp woven fabric absorbs moisture quickly and releases it with the same speed. The fabric has a natural temperature-balancing effect which keeps your skin warm in winter and cool your skin in summer. Hemp remains renowned as an excellent clothing material that surpasses cotton and synthetic textiles by most parameters.
Processed into a fabric, hemp woven textile has a texture similar to cotton. Hemp fabric is not susceptible to shrinkage. Some research findings suggest that hemp woven fabric is three times stronger than cotton fabric.
Additionally, hemp is a lightweight fabric, which makes it highly breathable, and effectively facilitates the exchange of moisture from the skin to the atmosphere. The hemp fabric is highly resistant to mildew, mold, and potentially harmful microbes. The fabric softens with each wash, and its fibres don’t lose their strength even after dozens of washings.
Since it is relatively easy to produce organic hemp fabric in a sustainable manner, it is ideal for clothing. Some commonly made hemp garments include skirts, dresses, pants, T-shirts, jackets, hoodies, and clothing for children.
Hemp woven fabric is commonly used in a variety of hemp textiles tablecloths, upholstery and dish towels. Hemp fabric is popularly used in towels due to its high absorbency, strength and durability. While some buyers choose hemp bed sheets, the fabric is not as soft as cotton, which implies that it may not be comfortable to sleep with this fabric in direct contact with your skin. On the contrary, the incredible durability of hemp woven fabric makes it a great textile to be used in making blankets.
Depending upon the manufacturer, the quality, feel, and texture of hemp woven fabric may differ but elementally, the process of making hemp woven fabric remains the same across the world. The hemp fabric is stronger than cotton is durable enough to last decades. Human beings have produced hemp fabric since time immemorial without incurring any major ecological calamities, making the production of this fabric environmentally sustainable.
However, even as hemp fabric continues to be produced, it is a matter of speculation whether or not this fabric is produced by following the same sustainable cultivation, whether the manufacturing processes of the fabric follow the necessary compliance regulations to keep the production of hemp fabric ecologically healthy.
Being a carbon-negative raw material, hemp absorbs more carbon than it produces. Production of this crop requires very less amount of water and some amount of pesticides or not even that. On the contrary, an indicative finding suggests that production of hemp may require more nitrogen than cotton does.
Hemp is an extremely versatile fabric and can be used for innumerable products such as apparel, shoes, accessories, home furnishings and furniture. Apparel, shoes and accessories made from hemp woven textile incorporate all the beneficial qualities that makes it last longer and withstand harsh conditions.
As a woven fabric, hemp provides softness and warmth of a natural textile but with superior quality, high durability and sturdiness that is seldom found in other fabric.