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  • Face Cloth/Washer/Wipes - Hemp/Organic Cotton (8 pack) *Pre-order

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    *New!  Face cloths/washable wipes in hemp/organic cotton terry towelling, made in-house by Woollykins. Lead time one week.

    Terry towelling face cloths in a luxurious blend of hemp and organic cotton. These soft, absorbant washers are made in our Castlemaine studio. A very versatile and highly practical cloth. The hemp/cotton terry towelling cloth is not only soft and fluffy, but the terry structure also multiplies the fibre's surface area, meaning it can absorb even more moisture. 

    Keep a little stash of these to use as washable baby wipes with a bowl of warm water and a few drops of tea tree oil. So much easier to clean up a messy bum than using thousands of wipes! 

    Size: Pack of 8  (18cm x 18 cm each)

    Fabric structure: 40% hemp and 60% organic cotton terry towelling (435gsm). Sewing Thread 100% cotton.
    Origin of fibre and fabric: Ethically grown/produced in China
    Country of manufacture: Made by Woollykins in Castlemaine, Australia
    CertificationsOEKO-TEX® certified organic cotton
    Dyes: None
    100% Biodegradable: Yes
    Machine Washable: Yes

    About the Hemp/Cotton fabric production and sourcing: 

    The hemp organic cotton fabric is sourced via Hemp Gallery, a trusted source of ecological hemp fabrics with the owner Beatrice having grown hemp commercially herself and is very passionate about the environmental benefits of hemp farming worldwide.As environmentalists, one of the main reasons they grew hemp under licence in NSW was that it did not need toxic pesticides, herbicides nor insecticides. It's the same with all Asian countries who have been growing hemp for generations. The fibres are so tough that bugs and pests don't like it. Hemp plants grow very quickly and tall (3.5 to 4.5 months from planting to harvest) suffocating weeds as they don't get sunlight - negating the need for pesticides. Whereas cotton is soft and takes much longer to grow with intense amounts of water (flood irrigation) - hence why it is particularly important to seek out organically certified cotton. There is not the similar need to certify hemp fabric due to its natural resistance to pests and disease.

    Today the vast majority of hemp fibre production comes from China after the farms/mills around the globe suffered from closures due to the fears and regulations around cannibis and the lobbying of the chemical companies pushing for oil based textiles.

    The hemp fabric we use for the production of our nappy liners is grown, milled and manufactured in Qingdao, China.Hemp Galleryhas visited the hemp mills in Asia where they process the bast fibres. Hemp is the only fibre that's processed mechanically in that mill. Farmers leave the cut hemp plants on the field (retting) for up to 2 weeks - the morning dew helps to soften the fibres, it is then taken to a yard where the fibres get thrashed and huge logs crush the stems to separate the fibres from the core, then it's combed over and over on powered cylindrical combs, starting with large teeth, and getting smaller and smaller into fine fibre before it goes to be steamed and spun.

    When the fabric is first made it's darker, anything from cream to light tans and browns. Depending on the end product and in this case with the fleece and towelling they use hydrogen peroxide to whiten the fibres. Hemp fabrics have no surface treatments. The fabric has then been softened with fruit enzymes, hot washed and rinsed to preshrink. It's naturally antibacterial properties makes it suitable for asthma and allergy sufferers.