Natural Hemp Twine
A lovely textural, natural hemp twine for earthy craft projects.
Unbleached, 100% hemp, approx 1-2mm diameter in 75 metre ball.
Fair trade handmade in Bangladesh.
Relied upon for thousands of years, hemp fibre is one of the strongest and most durable of all natural textiles. Not only strong, it holds its shape, stretching less than other natural fibres, Hemp doesn't wear out, it wears in, softening with age.
Due to its porous nature, hemp is more water absorbent, and will dye and retain its colour better than fabrics such as cotton. This nature allows it to "breathe," so it's cool to wear in warm weather. In cooler weather, however, air warmed by the body is trapped in the fibre, making it warmer to wear. Hemp is also naturally resistant to mould and ultraviolet light.
An extremely fast growing crop, hemp produces more fibre yield per acre than any other source. Added to this environmental benefit, hemp leaves the soil in excellent condition for any succeeding crop. Roots anchor and protect the soil from runoff, building and preserving topsoil and subsoil structures similar to those of forests. Plants shed their leaves all through the growing season, adding rich organic matter to the topsoil and helping it retain moisture. Farmers have reported excellent hemp growth on land that had been cultivated steadily for nearly 100 years.