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55% Hemp 45% Cotton (all Organic) - The Necessary Denim #2 - 167gsm


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The Necessary Denim #2 is a little lighter than #1. 

This washed organic hemp and cotton denim is a lovely weight, and perfect for replacing heavier denim garments during spring and summer.  The washed finish is similar to the washed finish of linen, as it is supple, with an ever so slight crumpled surface.  The hemp fibres are quite ‘springy’ and do not crease in the same way as linen can.  Blended with the versatile, light and durable cotton, it is a perfect blend for summer.

For your cloth edit consider:  looser tops, tunics and shirts, dresses (eg. wrap, fit and flare, kaftan, trapeze, tunic, shift, sheath, shirt dresses), loose pants/trousers/shorts, a kimono or robe (short or full length), skirts (eg. A Line, wrap, maxi, gathered, pleated, panelled with a slight flare). 

We stock so many beautiful indie patterns that would be a perfect match with this hemp and cotton cloth.  Please explore the many possible matches from the Rome Collection from Closet Core Patterns (and the two new releases); the unique and authentic designs of Folkwear Patterns; the easy-wear, modern designs of In The Folds and Named Patterns; the contemporary  and understated designs of I AM Patterns; and the versatile and innovative coordinates and dresses of Papercut Patterns. 

Thread Match

Rasant #3447 Cetacean Navy

 Type of Cloth


Fibre Content

 Organic 55% Hemp, 45% Cotton



Weight / GSM

 Lighter Weight; approx. 167gsm 





Stretch/Cross Grain



 Some texture; ‘floppy’; slightly rumpled surface. 






 Soft folds that drape away from the body


Cloth Edit is endeavouring to source more hemp cloth as its many characteristics make it a very sustainable choice. Hemp doesn’t require the chemicals and amount of water that some other fibres require; its yield per square metre is much more efficient; and it leaves the soil with more nutrients than when it was sown. 
The cloth provides great UV sun protection, and has superior durability and longevity compared to other natural fibres.  You can wear it all year round as the hollow fibres are insulative (i.e both warming and cooling).  Like linen, it softens upon wearing and laundering, and hemp has some natural resistance to mildew, bacteria and the dreaded moth.   

Cloth Care:

This cloth will last for a long time, and retain its integrity if it is looked after.  Follow these guidelines to ensure the garment has longevity, and to avoid disappointment:

  • The selvages have small anchoring holes (for loom stability), and it would be a good idea to not only overlock or zigzag the cut edges before pre-washing, but do the same for the selvages.
  • Gentle Warm Machine Wash
  • Do Not Bleach
  • Warm Rinse; Rinse Well
  • Dry in the Shade
  • Do Not Tumble Dry
  • Do Not Dry Clean

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55% Hemp 45% Cotton (all Organic) - The Necessary Denim #2 - 167gsm

55% Hemp 45% Cotton (all Organic) - The Necessary Denim #2 - 167gsm

Fabric (eg. 2.5m = '5')
Fabric Swatch Only