- Three times stronger than cotton
- Good abrasion resistance/very durable
- Anti-microbial and UV resistance
- Naturally resistant to mold, mildew, rot
- Readily takes dyes
- Softens with each washing, without fiber degradation
- Washable or dry cleanable
- Wrinkles easily/poor resiliency
- Poor drapeability
- Not as soft as other fibers
MAJOR END USES:
- Apparel - dresses, suits, separates, skirts, jackets, pants, blouses, shirts, childrenswear.
- Home Fashions - curtains, draperies, upholstery, bedspreads, table linens, sheets, dish towels.
Comments - The highest quality hemp comes from the "true" hemp plant called Cannabis Sativa. Sisal hemp and Manila hemp (also known as Abaca) are lower quality hemp fibers. Hemp can have a rather harsh hand. Therefore, it is best utilized in blends with other fibers (i.e. cotton, silk, wool, polyester).
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