100% Wild Hemp Embroidered 'Shakti' Satchel
100% Wild Hemp Embroidered 'Shakti' Satchel
100% Wild Hemp Embroidered 'Shakti' Satchel
100% Wild Hemp Embroidered 'Shakti' Satchel
100% Wild Hemp Embroidered 'Shakti' Satchel
100% Wild Hemp Embroidered 'Shakti' Satchel
100% Wild Hemp Embroidered 'Shakti' Satchel
100% Wild Hemp Embroidered 'Shakti' Satchel
100% Wild Hemp Embroidered 'Shakti' Satchel
100% Wild Hemp Embroidered 'Shakti' Satchel
Heaven Hemp

100% Wild Hemp Embroidered 'Shakti' Satchel

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This satchel is vegan friendly and helps support women owned co-ops in the foothills of the Nepali Himalayas where we source our wild Nepali hemp yarns and fabrics. Made from 100% wild Nepali hemp, hand-drawn, handwoven, handmade from start to finish. All zippers are YKK and have plaited hemp pullies on them and the shoulder strap is adjustable.

SIZE Height: 25cm Width: 28cm Depth: 12cm

ABOUT HEMP Hemp is naturally anti bacterial and anti fungal, it is gentle on the earth and it grows without the need for chemicals and actually replenishes the soil. Hemp is a very strong fabric, a plant with a thousand uses and unlike many of the things that are made out of cheaper less durable fabrics, hemp doesn't wear out, it wears in!

THE PROCESS To make this special wash care bag the hemp yarn has been drawn by tooth and spindle method, where the fibres are separated by teeth and is held on to a hand held spindle. It takes 10 days' work to make one kilogramme of yarn. After the end of the rainy season villagers leave their farms to gather hemp and nettle before the plants start to flower. Covering their hands with a cloth to avoid the giant stingers, teams of harvesters cut both the nettle and hemp above the ground without disturbing the soil. The plants then grows back with the next rains. The fibrous inner bark is stripped from the plant and boiled in water and wood ash for about three hours and then left to simmer overnight. The plant material can then be beaten and the fibre removed. It is then rubbed with soil containing mica, which lubricates the yarn and makes separating and spinning the fibres easier. The fibre is dried in the sun and teased and is ready for spinning. This is done using a hand spindle indoors. When the weather no longer permits anyone to work outside in the fields then time is spent sitting indoors and making this super strong, super eco hand drawn yarn. Using this yarn the hemp cloth is then woven on a backstrap loom. 

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