European Hemp Bed Linens:
European Hemp Bed Sheets & Linens
Similar in feel to the very best French and Irish linens of yore, our Ecru CannaBliss Hemp Sheets are made from select organically grown European hemp yarns.
Made in Europe (sweatshop-free). For true purity and environmental sustainability, no heavy metals or harsh chemicals whatsoever were used in production.
They are made from organically grown European hemp: pure, cozy, sustainable, unique. Sweatshop-free. Chemical-free. Made by Rawganique, the prestigious name in fine organic linens used throughout the world in top green hotels, resorts, and homes of discerning eco-aware folks.
Duvet cover buttons are made from sustainably harvested tagua nuts and/or natural seashells, thereby helping to put a stop to the reckless plundering of rare & endangered species and bio-diversity that have existed since time immemorial in the Amazon Rainforest but that might be wiped out completely in our lifetime.
Much of the price of our hemp sheets goes towards high-quality organic raw materials and sweatshop-free labor, which in our opinion is as it should be.
When we started making organically grown European hemp sheets 10 years ago, we set out to pioneer a new product in the purest possible way, made with organically grown hemp fibers without chemicals, heavy metals, dyes, or synthetics. Many kind customers have given us valuable feedback over the years, telling us how much they loved their hemp linens. Most found their linens durable, with some, notably those who wash their linens in top loaders and dry them in electric dryers, noticing that their linens wore out over time.
Many factors determine durability of sheets, including how often they are washed, how they are washed (front loaders on gentle cycle is best), what kind of detergent is used to wash them (we recommend the gentlest possible detergent like our certified organic soapnuts), and how they are dried (line drying is best — electric dryers eat up the lint in sheets), and how they are dried, and our modern lifestyle seems a long way away from the chemical-free world of yesteryear. One can only do one's best, and our best is offering you the purest and most sustainable sheets we can.
We offer our luscious hemp bed linens in six timeless colors to fit your every mood and suit your very own style:
Our hemp sheets are rare and unique. Hemp sheets have more texture and strength than organic cotton sheets, which are smoother. Hemp sheets are similar in look and feel to fine French linen or Irish linen sheets; they are traditionally finished crisp for that classic linen look. Hemp sheets get very soft and cozy over time. If you've never seen or touched hemp or linen sheets before, then we recommend buying a pillowcase to use for a while. You'll then have a good idea what it's like. We have been selling hemp linens since 2000.
Hemp and linen sheets are not measured by thread count and so there is no direct way to compare hemp sheets to the thread count of organic cotton sheets. Instead, hemp is measured by fabric weight and our exclusive, specially-woven organic hemp sheets weigh in at a very fine 5.5 oz / sq. yard by linen standards.
Crisp, like heritage linens. We do not chemically soften our hemp linens, preferring instead to let laundering and regular use do the work of transforming them to a brushed & highly treasured coziness the time-honored way. Your hemp sheets will soften dramatically over the first few washings and will get even softer with each use.
Please wash your hemp sheets, pillowcases, and duvet covers in warm water with like colors using a mild, biodegradable for best results. Front loading washing machines are best, as they are gentler on the clothes and also lighter on the planet (front loading machines use way less water and require less detergent than top loading ones). Your hemp sheets will also last a lot longer with front loading machines than top loading machines. This recommendation goes for all the organic cotton, hemp, and linen clothing & home products we sell. Do not use bleach or fabric softeners. Hang to dry. Many customers have reported good results with machine drying, as long as the heat is kept very low and the hemp linens are removed just before they are completely dry, but we do not officially recommend it. Your hemp sheets may be ironed at the highest linen setting for the traditional crisp linen look if desired.
Hemp purists and eco-aware folks who care about the environment around the world. People who know and appreciate heritage linens. Chemically-sensitive people who are allergic to industrial chemicals in conventional cotton and synthetic sheets. People suffering from severe skin allergies. Our hemp sheets are also used at some of the world's most prestigious green-organic hotels, resorts, retreats, and spas and in many movies that wanted to capture the look and ambience of yesteryear, including one starring Jennifer Lopez.
Finally, 100% hemp linen sheets, pillow cases, and duvet covers that are mindfully and lovingly made from premium-quality certified organic European hemp — this means grown and processed without chemicals or pesticides of any kind for true purity and environmental sustainability. Our hemp sheets are completely elastic-free (like in the old days, when sheets are tucked in by tying the corners into knots or with pins), with the exception of the fitted style which features elastic bands at the four corners.
Here at Rawganique.com, we have long envisioned a home in which hemp would play a major part. We have been harboring a hopeful desire for pure, sustainable, and organic hemp fiber products for all the rooms in the house, especially the bedroom, where we spend so much of our time and where purity is of the essence. Until now, as many of our customers have found, 100% hemp bed linens have been next to impossible to find and those that could be found were prohibitively expensive antiques from the turn of the century. Being unhappy with this unfortunate situation, we set about to correct it.
After months of searching, we've finally found just the thing we were looking for: a premium quality air-finished (so it's ultra soft and cozy) 100% European hemp linen that has the weight and feel of the very best handmade French hemp linens and Irish flax linens of yore. We've named this delectable collection the Ecru CannaBliss Bedding Collection, in honor of the "raw" purity and the untainted beauty of the untreated hemp fiber. The collection is designed specially for the purist who will not settle for anything less than the best and purest in truly sustainable products.
The hemp fiber, in its raw untreated state, is thick, plush, breathable (the fiber is hollow at the core, creating air spaces that keep you warm in the winter & fall and cool in the summer & spring), and--most important of all--earth-friendly.
Our luxury organic hemp linens are simply the finest and purest sheets available. Its elegance is striking. Their beauty is timeless. The fabric is crisp yet soft, voluptuous and caressing, making for a quiet, peaceful, insulated, and rejuvenating sleep, night after night. With 100% hemp sheets, who needs cotton? (See below why conventional cotton is harmful to both your health and that of our planet.)
Customers who have tested our organic hemp sheets say they love the sheets so much they wouldn't be able to stand a night without them: they'd take their hemp sheets with them on a trip just to be sure of a good night's rest! We agree wholeheartedly: there's certainly a lot to be passionate about when it comes to these very special hemp bed sheets and pillow covers.
And for our customers who are chemically-sensitive (MCS--multiple chemical sensitivities) or chemically-adverse, there simply is no other choice: these organic hemp linens are the most natural and hypo-allergenic available. Only water and mechanical combing were used in the processing and softening of our hemp fiber. No caustic sodas or acids were used at anytime (unlike the Chinese hemp manufacturing process which regularly uses these highly toxic chemicals).
We are often asked to compare organic hemp linens to organic cotton linens. Matter of personal preference aside, you'd get organic hemp linens for their beautiful and elegant texture (very cozy and comforting at the sensory level) and organic cotton for the smoothness (almost like satin). Hemp is a more sustainable fiber (organic cotton, though pure, still uses a lot of resources like water and organic amendments to grow, whereas hemp practically grows itself and even adds much-needed nutrients to the soil in the process).
Hemp is also stronger than cotton by three to ten times the tensile strength (depending on whether it's a knit or woven fabric). Both organic hemp and organic cotton linens are of course better for us and for the environment in the short and long run. Why? Because...
Each year, 275 million pounds of pesticides are used on the conventional cotton crop alone, not to mention millions and millions more pounds of chemicals that are routinely used to process the cotton fiber and manufacture cotton products.
Hemp, on the other hand, grows easily without chemicals or pesticides in virtually any climate and soil and is easily processed and softened with just water and mechanical combing.
Tidbits: In the old days, the word "linens" was used to mean both hemp linens and flax linens. Hemp linen is slightly stronger and hence more durable than linens made from the flax fiber but for all intents and purposes they look and feel the same; both are cozy, have a lot of texture, and get even softer with each wash (they are soft to begin with) yet remain strong and resilient for years and years (hemp and flax linen sheets dating back to the 1800's are still in excellent shape and greatly sought after as rare collectible items).
When it comes to quality bed linens, hemp has become the fiber of choice for more and more people (especially in light of the fragile condition of our planet), thanks to its purity, timeless beauty, durability, and environmental sustainability. Incidentally, the word "canvas," which is itself a kind of linen, came to us from the Greek word (via Dutch) Cannabis, meaning hemp. Our organic hemp sheets are made with both the environment (no heavy metals or harsh chemicals were used in their production) and fair labor / human rights in mind (made in Europe, strictly sweatshop-free).
Here's a message about our organic hemp sheets that we recently received from a UK customer who has been using organic linen sheets for many years: "Just wanted to let you know that we LOVE our hemp sheets (that we got from you). My husband actually prefers them to our linen sheets. I gather that hemp is more thermostatic than linen..." Yup, they are, and hemp sheets that have been aged to perfection through right use and care become as soft and cozy as brushed flannel.
"Miss Marple was helped into the taxi with
every possible care and decided on the spur of the moment
to go to Robinson and Cleaver's and look at their splendid
offer of real linen sheets...Her mind was filled with
pleasurable anticipation of linen sheets, linen pillow
cases...Miss Marple had a very enjoyable time at Robinson
and Cleaver's. Besides purchasing expensive but delicious
sheets--she loved linen sheets with their texture and
their coolness..." From At Bertram's Hotel by Agatha Christie
Real linen sheets...of hemp. Old-world charms. Real-world sustainability. Only at Rawganique.com: Clothing, bedding, footwear, bath, & food for a fragile planet.
Organic hemp bed sheets, organic hemp pillow cases, organic hemp duvet covers, organic hemp flax blankets, organic hemp shower curtains, hemp pillows, hemp futons, hemp comforters, organic hemp towels, organic hemp bath mats: the eco-friendly stuff eco-dreams are made of. Pure & hypoallergenic bedding for MCS multiple chemical sensitivities.
Colors: Ivory, Desert Sand, Indigo/Twilight Blue, Terra Cotta, Pistachio, Alpine Meadow Blue
(Color swatches are shown in the first photo in the image gallery)
|Pillow Case (fits STD & Qn pillows)||20"x30"||$26|
|Pillow Case (King)||20" x 40"||$39|
|Pillow Sham (Standard/Simple)||20" x 26"||$36|
|Pillow Sham (Queen/Simple)||20" x 30"||$40|
|Pillow Sham (King/Simple)||20" x 36"||$47|
|Twin Fitted Sheet||39" x 75" x 15"||$169|
|TWIN XL Fitted Sheet||39" x 80" x 15"||$179|
|Twin Flat Sheet||66" x 106"||$174|
|Full (Double) Fitted Sheet||54" x 75" x 15"||$185
|Queen Fitted Sheet||59" x 79" x 15"
|Full/Queen Flat Sheet||90" x 106"||$196||;|
|King Fitted Sheet||80" x 80" x 15"||$249|
|Cal. King Fitted Sheet||72" x 84" x 15"||$249|
|King Flat Sheet (for E. and Cal. King)||108" x 106"||$259|
|Twin Sheet Set||1 flat, 1 fitted, 2 pc||$395|
|Twin XL Sheet Set||1 flat, 1 fitted, 2 pc||$405|
|Full Sheet Set||1 flat, 1 fitted 2 pc||$433|
|Queen Sheet Set||1 flat, 1 fitted, 2 pc||$437|
|King A Sheet Set||1 flat, 1 fitted, 2 pc||$559|
|King B Sheet Set||1 flat, 1 fitted, 2 King pc||$586|
|CA King A Sheet Set||1 flat, 1 fitted, 2 pc||$559|
|CA King B Sheet Set||1 flat, 1 fitted, 2 King pc||$586|
|Twin† Duvet Cover||68" x 86"||$299|
|Full/Qn† Duvet Cover||86" x 86"||$339|
|King†Duvet Cover||100" x 86"||$369|
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