Industrial hemp has been widely used for fabrics from olden times. The hemp plant grows easily without agro-chemicals 2-4 meters tall and it captures large quantities of carbon. Optimum yield of hemp fibre is about 40 to 50 pounds per acre and it needs less water for growth than cotton.
Hemp has a longer lifespan than other natural fabrics. It's not only strong, but it also holds its shape, stretching less than any other natural fibre. Hemp fabric withstands, even benefits from, commercial laundering - it retains a sleek sheen every time it is washed; it never dulls, and it releases stains more easily. The more it is used, the softer and nicer it gets: it wears in, not out.
Hemp’s absorbency allows it to accept dyes readily; and due to it's high resistance to ultraviolet light, the colours will not fade away from sunlight as quickly as many other natural fibres. Hemp can be easily blended with other organic fibres such as bowstring, cotton, and silk to make various woven fabrics for apparel and furnishings.
While silk is produced by many insects and spiders, commercial silk comes from the caterpillars of silk moths. The most commonly used variety is mulberry silk, which is produced from cocoons of the mulberry silkworm, a caterpillar that eats only mulberry leaves.
Silk is a very special natural fibre with unique characteristics. It is a lustrous, smooth, light but strong fabric that hangs in graceful curves - therefore it is ideal for elegant clothes.
Silk fibre is very long and continuous, sometimes up to 1300 meters in length, which gives it great strength. When blended with other fibres, silk adds lustre, drape, softness and strength.
Silk has been the family business of Devanga community for generations. We work with a large number of handloom craftsmen to create fine sarees and running meters for many prestigious clients in India and abroad.
Himalayan nettle, also called Nilgiri nettle, is found abundantly in open forest land, river-sides, and moist habitats in Nepal and in the Himalayan regions of India. It grows naturally at elevations between 1,200 to 3,000 meters.There is no need to cultivate this plant, since it is freely available in the wild.
The stem contains bast fibre of unique quality which is strong, flexible and light. Himalayan nettle fibre is one of the longest plant fibres, and is considered to be stronger and more elastic than linen. Himalayan nettle has effective dielectric insulating capacity and it's physical characteristics are not affected by humidity.
Fabrics made from Himalayan nettle are fully biodegradable are used for a multitude of applications ranging from clothing, interiors and bags to floor-mats and rope.
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