Spun from hemp fiber, Lang's Canapa is an exceptional exclusive for hand knitting. Hemp is amongst the oldest of the useful and ornamental plants on earth. So it is even more exciting to make a link to fashion and create a summery, cool natural fibre yarn. A special dye technique is used to give a slightly color-washed look.
Hemp fibre has been used for more than 6,000 years, and is a bio fibre par excellence. It grows in any latitude under varied climatic conditions and in different heights. During it's growth the plant needs neither watering, fertilizers or pesticides. Amazing!
As a hollow fibre, Hemp has a cooling effect in summer and warming in winter. Clothes made of Hemp offer antibacterial and fungicidal properties, are able to absorb body moisture and reflect both UVB and UVA rays. They shield against electrostatic fields, and are non-irritating as they are antiallergic. Hemp clothing keeps bacteria away from our body for being antiseptic as well.
About Lang Yarns
Lang Yarns has been putting its heart and soul into the yarn business ever since 1867. The entire company breathes passion - a passion for natural Fibers, For fashion and creativity, but also for the environment.
It's a family business and you can tell! Lang Yarns is all about high-quality service and customer loyalty. What is more, Lang Yarns obtained a CO2 - Neutrality Certificate in 2012. This means that all package deliveries are CO2 neutral.
Fiber: 100% Pure Hemp
Yardage: 88yds (80m), 25g
Gauge: 22 sts = 4"
Care: Machine wash cool, lay flat to dry