THE MAKING OF a QUALITY HEMP DENIM

It is hard to find and to make a nice hemp denim. Hemp has a tendency to be extremely difficult to work with,  and a lot goes into making a good denim. We outlined some rules on what to look for when we select our denim.

1. Quality Hemp

Crucial to durability and Eco-friendliness, the hemp fibers were hand picked by professionals to be woven into denim. The long bast fibers are usually spun in water to provide an extremely high tensile strength.

Crucial to durability and Eco-friendliness, the hemp fibers were hand picked by professionals to be woven into denim. The long bast fibers are usually spun in water to provide an extremely high tensile strength.

 

2. Rope-dyed

Each tiny rope/string of yarn composing the denim you hold were dyed individually before the denim was woven. The ropes have an outer shell of indigo, but the core remains un-dyed, ensuring a beautiful fade as the fibers wear in.

Each tiny rope/string of yarn composing the denim you hold were dyed individually before the denim was woven. The ropes have an outer shell of indigo, but the core remains un-dyed, ensuring a beautiful fade as the fibers wear in.

3. SelvEDge

During the weaving of some denim, the edge is finished off with what is called "selvedge". This produces a clean, luxurious finish on the denim, and also strongly discourages unraveling of the denim. Think of it as a "stripe of longevity".

During the weaving of some denim, the edge is finished off with what is called "selvedge". This produces a clean, luxurious finish on the denim, and also strongly discourages unraveling of the denim. Think of it as a "stripe of longevity".

 

 

4. The Right Amount of Slub

Hemp is a very durable, ropey fiber from a very sturdy stock, as opposed to cotton which comes in soft, porous spheres. When being woven, these harsh fibers tend to poke out, adding a high level of difficulty to the process of creating premium denim. We only carry tight weave denim from experts that have overcome the difficulties of this process.

Hemp is a very durable, ropey fiber from a very sturdy stock, as opposed to cotton which comes in soft, porous spheres. When being woven, these harsh fibers tend to poke out, adding a high level of difficulty to the process of creating premium denim. We only carry tight weave denim from experts that have overcome the difficulties of this process.