Merchant & Mills Cotton and Hemp - Bramble
- Details & Care
- Eco Credentials
This is beautifully versatile cloth that works for so many of Merchant & Mills patterns, it feels like a cotton but the hemp content gives some added texture and slub.
Suitable for dresses, tops, trousers.
Hemp is extremely durable, up to three times stronger than cotton. It’s soft to touch, and can hold its shape well. Hemp is naturally breathable and highly water absorbent.
It is hypo-allergenic, UV resistant, anti-fungal and thermo regulating.
Hemp behaves and looks much like linen. It is also grown and processed in a similar way, yet it can yield twice as much fibre as flax. It has a short growing period of about 100 days and so can be planted and harvested up to four times a year. The cultivation process naturally reduces pests and returns 60-70% of the nutrients it takes into the soil. It requires little water or pesticides and no fertilisers. It is the most carbon negative crop, absorbing more carbon dioxide than it produces.
Add matching rPET recycled polyester Gutermann thread - Grape 128
The price is per HALF METRE. Enter 2 in the quantity box to buy 1 metre. All orders will be cut in a continuous piece.
Content: 77% BCI Cotton, 23% Hemp
Weight: 153 gm/sqm
Width: 145 cm
Washing care: Wash at 30 degrees with a non bio detergent. Do not tumble. Shake out and dry flat. Linen will always seize up after washing but as soon as you start to use/wear it the fibres relax again.
This fabric carries OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 which means it has been tested for harmful substances and that the article therefore is harmless in human ecological terms.
BCI COTTON The Better Cotton Principles and Criteria lay out the global definition of Better Cotton, by upholding the following seven principles:
BCI Farmers minimise the harmful impact of crop protection practices
BCI Farmers promote water stewardship
BCI Farmers care for the health of the soil
BCI Farmers enhance biodiversity and use land responsibly
BCI Farmers care for and preserve fibre quality
BCI Farmers promote decent work
BCI Farmers operate an effective management system
By adhering to these principles, BCI Farmers produce cotton in a in a way that is measurably better for the environment and farming communities.