When sewing a garment, or buying one, the most important step is selecting the fabric. A bad choice can lead to disappointment. We have been there. There is usually more than one fabric that works for a garment. Are you ready to answer the questions?
Is it breathable fabric? Do you find this fabric shrinks? What temperature should I choose to iron? What should I do? Wash the garment in the washing machine, hand wash, or dry clean? If you answered yes, then this article is for you!
Industrial hemp is a flexible plant that’s well-known for its wide variety of uses. One of the most prominent and widely-used uses of hemp is the creation of hemp-based fabric. This fabric can be used as a fabric in clothing, bags, or linens. Hemp fabric has many benefits over other types of material, so it’s easy to wonder if it could blend with them to gain the best of both. The good news is that the answer is yes. Let’s examine hemp fabric blends in greater detail and discover why they are beneficial for the creation of high-quality products.
Hemp is a fabric that provides all the warmth of natural textiles with its softness. Hemp is extremely versatile and can be used for many purposes. You can make skirts and pants from hemp, as well as jackets, dresses, and T-shirts. This fabric is particularly popular for T-shirts, as it is durable and resistant.
Fabrics are particularly popular for their high absorbency. Hemp blended with other fibers easily combines the desirable qualities both of fashion and home textiles.
Why mix hemp fabric with other types?
Mixing hemp with different types of fabrics allows textile producers to take advantage of the best qualities of each material and strengthen one another’s weaknesses. The durability of the final product can be increased by using hemp with other fabrics. It also increases its life expectancy.
The final product can be softened with other materials to reduce the rough canvas look that is characteristic of hemp fabrics. The final product’s price could be reduced depending on how much hemp is blended with other cheaper materials. Hemp is relatively inexpensive, but it is not as widely grown as cotton. Hemp is also more expensive than other fabrics.
These benefits are not the only ones. Blending hemp with other fabrics can also reduce stress on the environment when it comes to the cultivation and production of textile products. Hemp is an easy crop to grow and requires little water or chemicals. Hemp matures in just 70 days and can be replanted on a single patch of land. The soil is prepared for future plants by the hemp roots. Degraded soil can be caused by many other crops, such as those used for fabric making.
What kind of hemp fabric blends is available?
Hemp fabric and hemp-hemp blends can be used in almost every industry, just like hemp plants. Hemp blends can go in a variety of products such as workwear, clothing, bedding, and rugs. It doesn’t matter if the product is a woven textile, it can be made from a hemp mix. Here are some popular hemp blends that are currently available:
- Hemp/silk blend: A hemp/silk mixture combines the softness, durability, and longevity of silk fabric with the unique softness of hemp. The cost of silk, which is quite expensive, can be reduced by mixing hemp and silk.
- Hemp/linen blend: Linen can be described as a sturdy fabric that is both comfortable and resistant to pilling. Linen is also less expensive than hemp. A hemp/linen mixture can bring down the price of a product that contains 100% hemp. Both materials can absorb dye well. Adding hemp to linen increases its durability.
- Hemp/polyester blend: Polyester is a synthetic fabric, made up of polymer fibres linked together in a link. It is strong, dries quickly, and is very durable. It is also resistant tampering and wrinkles. A blend of hemp and polyester results in a natural fabric, which is heat-resistant as well as mold-resistant. Hemp fabrics are more prone to creasing or wrinkling than other fabrics, but a hemp/polyester combination reduces that tendency.
- Hemp/Tencel blend: Lyocell, also known to be Tencel, a cellulosic, or cellulosic, fiber is made from wood pulp. Tencel, like hemp is a sustainable product. It can recover or decompose all solvents as well as emissions from the manufacturing process. Tencel’s remarkable softness adds to the hemp/Tencel blend and emphasizes environmental concern. It reduces the hemp’s rough, canvas-like feel.
Hemp’s versatility makes it possible to add it to other fabrics as a mix. These are only a few examples of some of today’s most popular and well-known blends. Look out for your favorite hemp fabric in a mix, as it may already be available.