About hemp and grain sacks


      Hemp is an extremely productive plant with a small carbon and environmental footprint. It can grow rapidly in shallow ground and requires far less irrigation and energy to grow. Its seeds are remarkably nutritious, it produces some of the best and strongest fibre around for both textiles and paper, it is extremely insect and disease resistant (unlike cotton). It also has anti-microbial properties, which means it can inhibit the growth of fungus, parasites, and other little creatures.
It’s also durable as heck.




Hemp and linen textiles
 
         The average age of these textiles is 100 years and they were naturally home grown, home retted (in local lakes and ponds) and woven by hand.
         These textiles are being re-cycled today and showing off the extreme craftsmanship of past generations!





         Yet another feature that makes these textiles extremely eco-friendly is their durability. These textiles were designed to endure generation of constant use and will have an extremely long life.
         The timeless beauty of this linen and their extraordinary quality make these textiles the perfect choice for any home and an environmentally friendly choice.





     Grain sacks - were originally produced about  100 years ago on European farms, to bring grains to the mill. Each sack was hand woven from hemp with a distinctive pattern of strips showing which farm it belonged to, sometimes with a hand stitched monogram. The reason for the unique family farm markings were because the farmers wanted to be able to identify their own sacks when transporting flour and grain to the market. When the grain came back from the mill, the unique markings ensured the sacks were returned to their rightful owner.




Cleaning tips

 - Vintage textiles are easy washable; it can be washed in washing machine at 30 or 40C, even with 60 degree and it will not shrink.
 - If there is dirt present simply add Oxyclean or similar.
 - If you prefer a lighter/softer material, you just have to wash it for a few times (you may add some softener as well), since the more it is
washed, the softer it gets.
 - BUT a short, firm brushing with simple cold water easily removes all kind of stain, without damaging or weakening the material or the colour;
this is the traditional and environmentally friendly way to clean these textiles
 - Dry the textiles in the sun, on a plain  surface/even on the grass - (hanging it can damage and weack the fibers)




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