Indulgent yet responsible fabrics

We are often asked for 100% hemp fabric in lieu of linen fabrics. We offer hemp and adore it, but it may not be the best eco choice.  Make no mistake – we love hemp, we sell hemp fabrics and we think the re-introduction of hemp as a crop would be a boon for American …

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Mercerization is a process applied to cellulosic  fibers  – typically cotton (or cotton-covered thread with a polyester core)  but hemp and linen can be mercerized also – to increase luster.  It is done after weaving (in the case of fabrics) or spinning (for yarns or threads).  But early on it was found that the process …

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Characteristics of hemp

O Ecotextiles (and Two Sisters Ecotextiles)

We were charmed by this quote, which was written by Yitzac Goldstein of Earth Protex, many years ago: Before Huang-Ti’s time                                       clothing was made from skins of birds and animals. But as time went on people increased and animals were few Causing great hardship. So Huang-Ti ordained that Clothing should be made from hemp fiber. …

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