Have you thought of working with Hemp Fabric in your fashion designs?
As lovers of all-things Hemp, one of our favourite things to see is fashion designers adopting Hemp as their fabric of choice. Once hemp is broken down and processed into yarn, it can be spun into a 100% Hemp textile or a Hemp blend.
Some of the more common blends include Hemp and Cotton/Organic Cotton, Hemp and Linen, and even Hemp and Silk!
You can make any garment out of Hemp. We even stock Hemp denim, which is remarkably soft and offers a great amount of stretch.
This week, we had the incredible opportunity to interview Jess, the owner and sole designer for her homemade fashion brand Wildly Weaved.
While we get into this, we'll cover some widespread ‘facts’ about Hemp Fabric so we can ask Jess her first-hand thoughts on them!
I started using Hemp fabric in late 2020 when I was on the hunt for a more eco-conscious alternative to create clothing. I read a few different blog posts on the benefits it has, not only as an end product but how It can actually help heal and sustain our earth! I had to give Hemp a go!
When I started the label, I was mostly using linen and offcuts of other natural fibres like cotton.
Not at all! Making the transition over to hemp was rather easy. It's such a beautiful fibre to work with. With so many different blends, it's easy to find the perfect fabric for whatever I want to create at the time. It's also such a great fibre for playing around with Natural dyes.
Nope, I kept the original sewing machine and overlocker I have been using for years.
I like to hand wash my hemp garments in warm water with a natural detergent. The fabric is durable enough to put in the washing machine, but I always prefer a lower temperature and air dry where I can to get the longest life out of my hemp clothing.
This is a tough one! Every type of fabric you provide has its own unique quality and feel. I’ve fallen in love with the fabrics Mr Hemp Co provides. If I had to choose, I would say 100% hemp summer cloth. I love the structure it brings to a piece and It really does feel so soft and comfortable after a few washes!
I have found it easier to work with. It's such a versatile fibre and with the variety of fabrics Margaret River Hemp Co provides, it is so easy to find a fabric to suit every creative project.
Wash your fabric before creating a garment to really get the feel of how the fabric will fall.
Don't be afraid to play around a bit, try out a few different fabrics, you might be surprised at which one you like working with.
So, are you a fashion designer looking to try something a little bit more eco-friendly? Maybe you’ve had enough of lower quality, short-lived fabrics? Or potentially, you’ve just heard some standout reports about your friends using Hemp fabric for their garment creations.
This is your queue to give it a go!
2021 is potentially the easiest time since the early 1900s to get your hands on Hemp fabric to use for clothing. So what are you waiting for?
Come and browse our wide selection of Hemp and Hemp blend fabrics today!
If you're interested in checking out Wildly Weaved's handmade Hemp clothing, head over and have a browse of her etsy store!