GLOSSARY

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All of our fabrics are made from hemp (sometimes mixed with cotton). We use some technical terms on our product pages to describe them. Here you'll find them explained.


Jersey

Classic t-shirt fabric you can easily recognise by its hand feel. It is light and finely knit which gives it somestretch, as the loops have more space.

Sweat  

As you can guess from its name: this kind of fabric is used for sweatshirts and sweat pants. It is a relative of jersey fabrics and also a knit fabric. The difference is that sweat has small loops on the inside of the fabric which give it more volume and weight.

Woven Canvas

Canvas is original form of woven fabricswith the typical pattern of one theft yarn over one warp yarn. It exists in all thicknesses and can be used for most clothing items (except t-shirts and sweaters). We use our thinnest canvas for boxers and the heaviest canvas for the reinforced bottom of our bags.
Fun fact: Canvas is actually named after the Latin word for hemp, cannabis. 


Twill 

Is best known from jeans, in this case it’s also known as denim. It is similar to canvas but with a diagonal weaving pattern.  Just like canvas it can be produced in many different ways, but twill is most commonly seen in thicker fabrics such as jeans or jackets. 
Corduroy 

Is a woven fabric as well. Its characteristic striped 3D structure results from threads being woven into the base fabric vertically. The stripes (called cords) make the fabric durable and is used in medium to heavy fabrics and even upholstery. 

GSM

GSM = grams per square meter. It designates the weight of the fabric and hence its thickness.  Most of our t-shirts for example have a weight of 220gsm which is puts them on the thicker side, but we also make lighter t-shirts of 180gsm.

Garment Dye  

With this kind of dye, clothes will be sewn with undyed fabric and dyed afterwards. This results in a more uniqe look in comparison to working with Already dyed fabrics.
The intensity of the garment dye look can be varied, ranging from a pronounced “used” look to a slighter and crafted looking garment dye. MÁ Hemp Wear clothing will have a slight garment dye look unless specified otherwise.

OCS (Organic Cotton Standard) 

The OCS is a foundation run by Textile Exchange which certifies organic textiles. All our cotton contents are organic and certified by OCS.
This means: Every farmer has to certify the amount in kg of his organic cotton in their harvest. The corresponding amount will be tracked and adjusted when the organic cotton gets sold.
The same goes for the yarn spinner: They have to have certified how much organic cotton they bought and how much yarn for reselling was produced from it.
These so called transaction certificates are regularly monitored – this way there is reliable proof of the organic origin of the material bought. 


If you have questions about anything else, we’re happy to answer them. Just contact us at holla@mahempwear.com




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