The fibre of the hemp plant has been used for many thousands of years to produce both fabrics and articles of daily use (ropes, baskets). Wovens and knitted fabrics made of hemp are durable, tear-resistant, breathable and absorb moisture well. From a botanical point of view, hemp is related to nettles. The plants are undemanding, grow quickly and do not need to be treated with insecticides, as they are naturally resistant.
The clothing industry – always looking for more ecological alternatives to classic cotton – is just rediscovering this ancient material. In the past, it was mainly people from the lower classes who wore hemp textiles. These were traditionally of a coarse texture, although even the coarse hemp shirts felt pleasant on the skin. Those who could afford it, however, resorted to finer cotton or even silk.
Nowadays, however, we appreciate this somewhat irregular texture. The processing methods have also been further developed so that hemp textiles are more and more similar to cotton in terms of touch and look.
Our Chambray consists not only of hemp, but also of organic cotton. The use of natural or dyed weft and warp threads creates the Chambray look. The longitudinal stripes give the fabric a modern touch.
The distance from (white) stripe to (white) stripe is about 1cm.
Under the tab ‘Additional information’ you will find the numbers of matching sewing and overlock threads.