This midweight hemp is 100% supple yet substantial. Its occasional slubs give it a handmade appearance, and its natural qualities feel cool against the skin in the summer, and warm in winter. Its mid-weight makes it extremely versatile: Use it for occasional upholstery*; drapes, top of the bed, all kinds of clothes, totes, sandwich covers, kitchen towels, crafts.
The mill in China where this fabric is woven is a mill where the principals are dedicated to green technology. Consequently, not only are their air and water quality standards very high, the mill also has a renewable energy plan that they have made application to the Chinese government to help to fund.
To be clear: When we say that the fabric is produced in compliance with GOTS, we mean that we adhere to the GOTS standard even though we cannot prove it to you because someone in the chain of custody has dropped their GOTS certification, or never gotten it. We know that we advise you to avoid suppliers who claim to be safe but do not have the certificates to prove it (putting us in an awkward position!) so if this makes you uncomfortable, please select a different fabric which has GOTS or Oeko-Tex certification. Our goal is to convert all fabrics to GOTS.
The Fabric Name
Wenatchee is a city in Central Washington State, located at the confluence of the Wenatchee and Columbia Rivers. It was named for the nearby Wenatchi Indian tribe. The name is a Salish word that means "robe of the rainbow." Archeological digs in the area have uncovered Clovis stone and bone tools dating back more than 11,000 years, indicating that people migrating during the last Ice Age spent time in the Wenatchee area. Today, Wenatchee is known as the “Apple Capital of the World" because of its many orchards.
drapes, top of the bed, all kinds of clothes, totes, sandwich covers, kitchen towels, craft
- abrasion test results: 12,000 Martindale
- care: Just this side of pre-shrunk in cool temperatures: 3% shrinkage in width only, not length. If washed and dried using hot, shrinkage is approximately 10% in width and 7% in length.
Fiber only; processed to GOTS standards
8 oz per yd2 / 271 gm m2
57" / 144 cm
*By “occasional” upholstery use we mean on a piece that is used a few times a week, not a kids and pets sofa.