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 Fabric Information:
~53% Hemp 43% organic cotton 4% lycra:
This blend feels great, is stretchy because of the lycra and has wonderful drape and recovery too it. Takes dye richly and is of course, pre-shrunk and color fast.
All garments hold their form due to the lycra, but will not feel clingy.
This and the soy blend are my personal favorites!
~55% Hemp 45% organic cotton (mid-weight):
This is the weight I use for my men's shirts. The knit fabric is super soft, and stretches slightly with wear, but will tighten with wash.
It is pre-shrunk in warm water, but I always recommend cold water wash, and tumble dry low for all my hemp fibers.
~55% Hemp 45% organic cotton (lightweight):
This knit blend is more ideal for women's clothing, as it has more drape than the mid-weight. The knit fabric is super soft, and stretches slightly with wear, but will tighten with wash.
It is pre-shrunk in warm water, but I always recommend cold water wash, and tumble dry low for all my hemp fibers.
~60% Hemp 40% silk:
This fabric is divine. One side is raw, the other is charmeuse satin.
Lightweight, but because it is mixed with silk, it's warming for the weight, which makes for a fantastic scarf.
I recommend cold water wash, and hang dry. It will be stiff, so ironing scarf out will make it soft again.
~100% Hemp linen:
This is a woven fabric that has a weave like linen.
It will wrinkle when pants are new, but as the hemp loosens and softens with wash, the wrinkles tend to wash away.
I recommend cold water wash, and tumble dry low. If hung dry, fabric will be stiff, and loosen with wear.
Woven hemp has a similar nature to denim; tightens when washed, and loosens with wear.
~55% Hemp 45% Tencel:
Tencel is a form of rayon that is meant to not wrinkle; Rayon is a natural fiber created from wood pulp.
This woven fabric works great for my Bliss wear, it drapes beautifully and is nice and soft to the touch right away, and just becomes softer with wear. The fabric will wrinkle slightly, but hang out with wear.
Like our hemp linen, I recommend cold water wash, and tumble dry low. If hung dry, fabric will be stiff, and loosen with wear.
Woven hemp has a similar nature to denim; tightens when washed, and loosens with wear.
~58% Soy 37% Organic Cotton 5% Spandex:
The "Cashmere" of natural fabrics. So soft, silky, and smooth. Has a touch of spandex in it, so it holds its form. Works great for our Soy Luscious Intimates line, and for various women's and kids clothing. Breathes great & drys fast.
I recommend cold water wash, and hang dry.

Hemp Properties:
~Hemp wears 2-3x longer than any fiber, softens as you wear, and is more breathable than cotton.
~Hemp fiber has a porous nature allowing it to breath. Therefore it keeps you cool in the summer, and in the winter it traps air into the fiber keeping you warm.
~Hemp is known as the strongest fiber; over twice as strong as cotton.
~Hemp seeds are an excellent nutritional source.
~Hemp can be a natural resource for building materials, papermaking, and biodegradable plastics.
~Using the same amount of land, hemp produces 250% more fiber than cotton and 600% more fiber than flax.
~Hemp grows exceedingly well without pesticides or chemicals, actually enriching the soil and helping it to retain moisture.

Soy Properties:
~Soy was cultivated in China before 3000 B.C.E. and was classified as one of the five sacred crops.
~Soy fabric is an environmentally friendly fiber made from tofu manufacturing waste. Soy protein is liquefied and then extruded into long, continuous fibers that are then cut and processed like any other spinning fiber. It’s incredibly soft and feels similar to cashmere.
~Soy fabric is absorbent, warm, resistant to bacteria and UV rays and when discarded is biodegradable, unlike many fabrics.

Tencel Properties:
~Tencel, made from wood pulp cellulose, offers a unique combination of the most desirable properties of man made and natural fibers: soft as silk, strong as polyester, cool as linen, warm as wool and as absorbent as cotton. Quite simply a “break-through” fiber.

Organic Cotton:
~Conventional cotton uses approximately 25 percent of the world’s
insecticides and more than 10 percent of the pesticides.
~Organic cotton is grown without the use of toxic pesticides and fertilizers,
which can end up in the ground, air, water and food supply. It has
a much lower environmental impact.
~The lack of harmful pesticides in organic cotton production, which are associated with health consequences such as asthma, birth defects and cancer, also creates a positive, eco-friendly working condition that doesn’t compromise
the health of those processing the cotton. Plus, since conventional
cotton may retain risky toxic residues, people with allergies and
sensitive skin can wear organic cotton with a comfort of both mind
and body.

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