Our fabrics

Finer Yarns & New Finishing Technologies

 

Hemp is naturally one of the most ecologically friendly fabrics and also the oldest. The Columbia History of the World states that the oldest relics of human industry are bits of hemp fabric discovered in tombs dating back to approximately 8,000 BC.

 

Hemp fiber is one of the strongest and most durable natural textile fibers. Not only is it strong, but it also holds its shape having one of the lowest percent elongation of any natural fiber. In fact, its combination of ruggedness and comfort were utilized by Levi Strauss as a lightweight duck canvas for the very first pair of jeans made in California.

 

Hemp has the best ratio of heat capacity of all fibers giving it superior insulation properties. As a fabric, hemp provides all the warmth and softness of other natural textiles but with a superior durability rarely found in other materials. Natural organic hemp fiber “breathes” and is biodegradable.

 

Hemp fibers are one of the longest natural soft fibers. They are longer, stronger, more absorbent, more mildew and microbe resistant, and more insulative than other natural fibers, such as cotton. This means that hemp will keep you warm in winter and cool in summer. Moreover, hemp blocks the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays.

 

The nature of hemp fibers makes the fabrics more absorbent to dyes, which coupled with hemps ability to better screen out ultraviolet rays, means that hemp material is less prone to color-fading than other natural fabrics are.
The textile material used to make hemp clothing comes from the long strands of bast fiber that make up the stalk of the hemp plant. The long bast fibers are spun and woven into a fine, linen-like fabric, reflecting the biologic and mechanical processes that we use to produce these beautiful fabrics. The variation in the yarn and natural color of truly natural hemp fabric gives these hemp textiles their timeless beauty and style. Purchasing hemp fabrics definitely pays off in the long run: instead of wearing out like other fabrics do, hemp fabrics wear in and with every wash they become softer and more comfortable to wear. Plus, every time the natural fabrics are washed the fabrics become stronger as the fibers continue to interlock with each other. In addition to this, natural fabrics drape and fit better. They are far more comfortable to wear than synthetics and are naturally more suitable to people with chemical sensitivities, skin irritations or allergies. They are better for the body because they enable the skin to breathe properly, absorb perspiration and help reduce body odor.

 

In addition to apparel industry, hemp fabrics are highly versatile and therefore used in countless number of textile products like accessories, shoes, furniture, home furnishing, home decorations etc. When compared to other bast fibers such as flax, ramie and jute, hemp tops the others in terms of fiber length, ultimate fiber length, aspect ratio, tenacity, tensile strength, and breaking length. Hemp has been described as “Flax with attitude”.