Handwoven Hemp-Cotton Towels – Perfect for Dyeing


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Towels are sold individually. They are a cotton/hemp blend and approximately 15×28 inches with machine hemmed edges and a hanging loop.

Hemp is the ancient “new” wonder fiber, and this is a huge win to create a more sustainable fiber source. It is considered among the first agricultural crops as traces of the fiber have been found and dated to 8000 BCE in China and Taiwan. The plant uses minimal water, is pest-resistant, and fast-growing. It is a nitrogen-fixing plant with a deep tap root that helps enrich and condition the soil. At harvest time, the stalks are cut, bundled and dried. The tough outer cortex is removed through a natural process called retting to break down the outside of the stalk. The fine inner fibers are collected, scoured, washed and sun bleached, and then spun into yarn.

These towels are handwoven in rural Romanian villages from locally grown, processed and spun hemp. The fabric is vintage and no longer being produced. The towels are a sturdy plain weave in a hemp cotton blend. These towels are wonderful for the bath or kitchen and grow softer with use. They are also great for dyeing, printing or painting with natural dyes.




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Weight 500 g
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 1 in
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Plain weave cotton hemp towel, Overshot weave hemp cotton towel


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