Pink Dust Organic Cotton Hemp Blend by Merchant and Mills
This is beautifully versatile cloth that works for so many of our patterns, it feels like a cotton but the hemp content gives some added texture and slub. This is a dusty pink colour.
Suitable for dresses, tops, trousers. This cloth is suitable for patterns including The Edie Top or dress.
You will need a 80/12 universal needle for sewing this Pink Dust Cotton/Hemp fabric.
Key Fabric Information:
- 77% BCI organic cotton, 23% hemp
- 153cm wide
- 145gsm/4.3oz in weight
- Made in Turkey and Oeko-Tex certified
- Wash at 30/40 degrees, with a non bio detergent
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.