This is a very traditional sweatshirt fleece with a very untraditional fibre combination! As you can imagine, I'm pretty in love with this. It combines all my favourite characteristics; an interesting fabric surface, natural fibres, and ultimate comfort (because if you can't feel comfortable what is the point even).
It's a regular sweatshirt style knit, smooth on one side and brushed and cozy (very fleecy) on the other. But it's much more eco friendly than your average cotton/poly blend. It's a full 50% Hemp (HEMP!), 30% organic Cotton, and 20% Rayon - which as far as I can tell, seems to be the winningest combo. The hemp gives this fabric a slight sheen; nothing too shiny, more like an ethereal glow. Hemp and rayon together give it a little bit movement that you might be used to in a sweatshirting; it isn't swishy, exactly, but it does drape wonderfully. And the cotton gives it enough body and squish to make it cozy and comfortable. It's delightfully fleecy on the reverse.
Due to the hemp content, this fabric is a little stiff with a mild crunch off the bolt; washing softens it dramatically, so be aware that the hand will change a little.
- Width: 156cm/62" wide
- Content: 50% hemp, 30% organic cotton, 20% rayon from bamboo
- Weight: mid-heavyweight
- Opacity: opaque
- Stretch: 4-way stretch; 30% selvedge to selvedge, 10% vertically
- Drape: good body and nice drape; not clingy
- Care: wash warm, tumble dry low or hang to dry
- Best suited for: sweatshirts, tunics, sweatpants
Fabric is priced and sold by the 1/4 metre. We cut multiple 1/4 metres continuously. For example; 2 units is 1/2m, 3 units is 3/4m, 4 units is a full metre, 5 units is 1.25m. A single 1/4 metre will be cut as a fat quarter, unless you request a skinny quarter. Fat Quarters are half the width of the fabric x 0.5m, whereas Skinny Quarters are the full width of the fabric x 0.25m. We do this so you can order just as much fabric as you need, to decrease fabric wastage.
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