fabric weight, 11 oz (meaning 11 oz per square yard)
fabric color, Natural, no bleach or dyes
This is a heavier weight hemp fabric, it starts out a little stiff but gets softer with age and repeated washings. Be sure to zigzag or serge the edges if you choose to pre-wash this fabric or it will fray.
This Hemp Linen is available by the yard here http://www.etsy.com/listing/92011991/pure-natural-hemp-linen-fabric-1-yard-no
The natural color of the hemp varies some from crop to crop. Usually it is a light brown or dark tan with a green cast to it. With a few washings the green eventually fades away and the fibers become a lighter tan or a blonde color.
Our Hemp Linen has light slubbing in it. Slubs are little kinks in the fiber that make a little bump in the weave, it is common in natural fibers and is considered part of the desired natural look of the fabric.
Hemp linen ages beautifully. Anyone lucky enough to own antique hemp linen knows what I am talking about. It grows softer and softer with age, eventually developing an almost suede like feel. But it retains a bounce or spring to the fibers that is unique to linen.
It is a little known fact that flax or hemp are the only fibers used in making a true linen. "Linen" made of any other fiber is not real linen.
Usually when a person refers to a linen fabric they are talking about flax linen. However, in times past, hemp was easier to produce then flax and many antique pieces of linen, thought to be flax linen, are actually Hemp linen, as it is almost impossible to tell apart once woven into fabric.
WHEN WILL IT SHIP? Please see my shop policies for current turnaround time. http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeatingPad/policy
MORE ABOUT HEMP, Hemp is naturally hypo-allergenic and mildew resistant. The fibers are naturally stain resistant and are much stronger then cotton. Hemp grows without the use of herbicides or pesticides and requires very little fertilizer. Unlike cotton, hemp is sustainable. It can grow in a wide range of climates, including all 50 states. Hemp grows fast and will produce multiple crops per year.
Hemp has enormous potential to become a major natural resource that would benefit both the economy and our environment. Currently the United states is the only developed nation the does not allow the farming of industrial hemp.