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Fabric University | Fabric Seminar | Fiber Characteristics | Hemp
Fiber Characteristics

HEMP

Natural Fiber

CHARACTERISTICS:

  • 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
  • Breathable
  • 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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