Our gorgeous hemp bag will hold shape well whilst also being malleable and gentle to the touch. The naturally woven handles add comfort and security whilst you’re travelling from place to place. We hope you enjoy using it!
‘Hempen’ is an old English word meaning ‘made from hemp’ so you can see why Hempen was the perfect name for us! If something is made of wool it’s woollen, if something is made of Hemp it’s Hempen! We know many of you have loved our badges in the past, so we are very excited to see people sharing the Hempen message out and about this way soon!
How hempy is it?
55% Natural Hemp and 45% Cotton & 100% PP Lining.
The laminate lining gives the bag its sturdy shape, whilst also ensuring the safe and clean carriage of groceries and drinks.
Will it last forever?
Hemp fabrics are best wiped clean with a warm damp cloth, using an all-natural detergent mild detergent if required. Natural fabrics from plants absorb and release compounds easily, so handwashing works just fine! Machine washing is not recommended as the loom state cloth is unlikely to be maintained during the wash.
Your hemp bag will soften over time, improving consistently over a long life. Hemp is a durable and long-lasting fabric, when cared for effectively by washing by hand. Avoid high heat, line drying hemp fabrics works best.
Although this is a Hempen Bag for Life, we cannot guarantee a particular lifetime.
Why choose hemp fabrics?
Hemp fabric is one of the strongest fibres out there (62% more durable than cotton), meaning your hemp bag will last you a very long time.
Hemp fibre has been used in rope making and as the canvas for ship sails for thousands of years. The historian Herodotus recorded that the Scythians wore clothes made of hemp, which were similar in quality to that of linen. However, in the 1980s a process was invented to soften hemp fabric, as its coarse nature was not seen as alluring for use in apparel.
The hemp plant is one of the fastest growing plants on Earth, which is why it’s become one of the most useful and renewable crops to cultivate! Hemp is well known for its healing properties, yet its versatility as a product goes far beyond this and has even been used by car manufacturers for exterior bodywork.
Growing hemp doesn’t require any need for pesticides, it’s often grown using natural principles in harmony with nature.
How big is it?
Our hemp bag is 22cm x 26cm.