Hemp Burlap Hessian - 100% Organic Hemp - 14oz
This is the fabric for you if you’re looking for a loosely woven fabric that’s perfect for creating a trendy, eco-friendly bag. The term "Hessian" originates from a group of German soldiers attached as auxiliaries to the British army during the American revolutionary war. The fabric used in their uniforms is the hessian that we all know today. These days the wonders of this material are being put to a massive range of uses.
As well as making great shopping bags, we think this hemp hessian fabric is great for making a rug out of, although the only limit to this fabric’s uses, of course, is your own imagination!
As you can probably tell, we’re mad about hemp, and this brilliant Hessian Burlap Fabric is 100% organic hemp. Hemp demands less water than alternative natural materials, and requires absolutely no pesticide, herbicide or chemical fertiliser in its production and is 100% biodegradable. It’s also a natural carbon sink, meaning that it is brilliant at capturing CO2 from the atmosphere and trapping it, and is able to grow in soil where other crops can’t, whilst leaving the earth better and more fertile than the day it was planted!
Yarn Spec: 5/1Nm x 5/1Nm (warp x weft)
Density: 30 x 45 (end/pick per sq inch)
Weight: 14oz/yd2 (per metre - 500gsm)
Width: 57 inches / 145cm
Colour: Natural/Ecru / un-bleached