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Cotton/Hemp Olwin Grey
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This is beautifully versatile cloth, it feels like a cotton but the hemp content gives some added texture and slub. This is a deep grey shade.
Suitable for dresses, tops, trousers.
- 77% BCI organic cotton, 23% hemp.
- 153cm wide.
- Wash at 30/40 degrees, with non bio detergent.
- Made in Turkey and Oeko-Tex certified.
Hemp is a densely grown plant that literally literally chokes out any competing plants. This means harsh chemical herbicides aren’t necessary. Hemp also naturally reduces pests, so no pesticides are needed. It also returns 60-70% of the nutrients it takes from the soil. Hemp production requires much less water than cotton say, and only requires a small amount of land to cultivate.
More about Hemp:
Hemp and marijuana are both the same species of plant separated only by selective breeding. 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.
We sell our fabrics in 1/2 metre increments and when you purchase more than a 1/2 metre it will be sent to you as a continuous piece. For example, If you would like 2 metres of fabric please add 4 in quantity to the cart. (4 x 50cm=2 meters)
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If you want to be sure about colour, weight and design please request a sample.