Hemp fabric is a type of textile that is made using fibers from the stalks of the Cannabis sativa plant. This plant has been recognized as a source of extraordinarily tensile and durable textile fibers for millennia, but the psychoactive qualities of Cannabis sativa have recently made it harder for farmers to produce this immensely beneficial crop.hemp has a similar texture to cotton, but it also feels somewhat like canvas.
Hemp fabric is not susceptible to shrinkage, and it is highly resistant to pilling. Since fibers from this plant are long and sturdy, hemp fabric is very soft, but it is also highly durable; while a typical cotton T-shirt lasts 10 years at the most, a hemp T-shirt may last double or triple that time.
Some estimates suggest that hemp fabric is three times stronger than cotton fabric. In addition, hemp is a lightweight fabric, which means that it is highly breathable, and it also effectively facilitates the passage of moisture from the skin to the atmosphere, so it is ideal for hot climates.
It is easy to dye this type of fabric, and it is highly resistant to mold, mildew, and potentially harmful microbes. Hemp fabric softens with each washing, and its fibers don’t degrade even after dozens of washings. Since it’s also relatively easy to produce organic hemp fabric sustainably, this textile is practically ideal for clothing.
The primary use of hemp fabric is apparel. Examples of garments commonly made with hemp include dresses, skirts, pants, jackets, T-shirts, hoodies, and clothing for children. Hemp fabric is also used in home textiles particularly for making towels due to its high absorbency and durability.