Unique to Wrap, our hemp and cotton blend is key to each of our collections as a casual and relaxed fabric that is perfect for creating comfortable wardrobe essentials.
Our certified organic cotton is grown without the use of harmful chemicals, helping to reduce the amount of toxins that are released into our oceans from conventional cotton. Hemp is also grown without any help from pesticides, and it requires little to no water, making it even kinder on the environment.
Made with two of the strongest natural fibres, our hemp and cotton blend is durable and designed to last. Hemp gives the clothing a beautiful natural drape while organic cotton gives substance and softness to create elegant and relaxed designs. Hemp is also hypoallergenic and UV resistant, making it comfortable against sensitive skin and protective against sun rays up to SPF 15. Cotton has the ability to absorb and release moisture making it breathable in summer and insulating in winter. To get the best out of both fibres we have combined the two to create a fabric that is versatile and wonderful to wear.
Manufactured by a Chinese supplier we have been working with and visiting for many years, our hemp cotton clothing is knitted and sewn at a solar-powered factory. Our hemp cotton styles are dyed with EU approved pigment and reactive dyes, pigment-dyed garments have a laundered and textured appearance while reactive dye gives a more solid colour. The factory upholds the highest of working standards and is a part of the Fair Wear Foundation (which we also recently joined) in China, which is an independent non-profit organisation that works with factories to improve labour conditions for garment workers. Employees also have medical benefits, safety insurance, regular salary raises, vacation days and community building.
We recommend washing our hemp cotton clothing at 30°C, separating the darker colours to avoid colour run. Once washed, reshape the garments while they are damp to keep the shape and structure and prevent creasing. Drying in direct sunlight may cause discolouration. Tumble drying, dry cleaning and using bleach is also not recommended. If cared for properly our hemp and cotton clothing should get softer with every wash.
Designed to be loved and worn for years to come, our hemp cotton collection has a beautiful textured appearance and a laundered feel. Available in three different weights, our lightweight jersey has an elegant drape and a weighty handle, meaning it holds its shape and keeps you warm in winter and cool in summer. Our midweight jersey is breathable with excellent moisture control and a cool soft finish. Finally, our heavier weight sweatshirt-style loopback jersey is soft and textured. From everyday basics to relaxed layers, discover our collection and enjoy the natural attributes of our unique hemp and organic cotton blend.
At Wrap, we believe in creating beautiful clothing with natural fabrics that feel as good as they look. Cashmere has been at the centrepiece of our collections for many seasons, and we pride ourselves on our generous silhouettes and beautiful contemporary designs.
Widely known for its incredible softness and luxurious feel, cashmere fibres are combed from the fine underlayer of a cashmere goat's coat. The super-fine fibres are what make cashmere so soft and comfortable against the skin. Key to both our Autumn Winter and Spring Summer collections, cashmere has a high moisture content that responds to humidity in the air, making it suitable for all climates. As well as having an elegant natural drape and lightweight, breathable qualities, cashmere can last a lifetime if it is cared for properly.
We work only with the finest grade A cashmere, ethically sourced from Tibet and Inner Mongolia. In spring the goats naturally shed their winter coats and the undercoat is removed by hand with a coarse comb. This is a lengthy, labour-intensive process, which makes cashmere wool one of the most valuable and expensive fibres in the world.
Sourced from a Chinese supplier we have been working with for many seasons, our cashmere comes from Inner Mongolia, Qinghai and Ningxia where cashmere goats naturally shed their winter coats. Before being spun into yarn, the long and fine fibres combed from the soft undercoat are DNA tested to ensure they are pure and free of substances that could be harmful to health and the environment. The Responsible Wool Standards certification and International Cooperation Committee of Animal Welfare ensure that our cashmere comes from farms with a progressive approach to managing their land, and from goats that are treated responsibly. All dyes used on our cashmere yarns are metal-free and low impact, adhering to the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colourists who evaluate the dyes performance characteristics. We are proud to work with a supplier that is committed to environmental protection throughout every step of the cashmere development process.
The friction of everyday wear may cause your cashmere to ‘pill’, this is a natural characteristic of the fabric and not an indication of poor quality. The excess fibres can easily be removed using a cashmere comb, simply lay your garment flat and run the comb over the surface to pick up loose balls of fluff. Over time pilling will reduce and once the coat has finished releasing the shorter fibres, the longer twisted fibres will remain, and your cashmere will continue to stay beautiful. We recommend handwashing with a specialist detergent to maintain the fabrics luxurious softness. Once washed lie the garment flat on a drying rack and air dry to avoid stretching and misshaping. With the right care, your cashmere can be loved and worn for years.
From simply styled essentials to generously designed silhouettes, our cashmere is beautifully detailed and luxurious. Available in a range of wonderfully marled colours and soft textures discover our complete collection of relaxed sweaters and accessories.
Here at Wrap linen is one of our favourite natural fabrics to be used for warmer days. Our linen styles are essential for the summer and beyond.
Linen is considered to be one of the strongest natural fibres. Our superfine linen knitwear is spun from fibres found in the stems of flax plants, it is lightweight and breathable, with a wonderful natural drape. Our linen range is full of wardrobe essentials such as basic linen T-shirts all the way to beautiful summer dresses in vibrant colours.
Please wash our linen products at 30°C. We highly recommend reshaping the garment while it is damp and dry it flat. This is to prevent creasing and to keep the desired shape of your garment. We do not recommend tumble drying, dry cleaning and using bleach.
Is your linen organic?
The short answer is that the linen we use is not certified organic. However, our linen clothes are a good choice from an environmental perspective. The linen that we use is from French flax. The flax plant is very resilient and thrives in the climate of Northern France so that although not certified organic, the cultivation is already close to organic with minimal use of fertilisers and pesticides.
When assessing the environmental impact of clothing whether the fibre has been grown organically or not only reflects one small part of the process. Of more importance are things such as the amount of water and energy used in growing and the subsequent processing of the fibre.
On these counts linen scores very highly, especially compared to cotton which requires very high volumes of water to grow. According to the European Confederation Of Linen and Hemp, flax growing in Europe captures 250,000 tonnes of CO2 every year and buying a linen shirt instead of a cotton shirt will save 19 litres of water.
What is the difference between 100% linen and 100% linen jersey?
Part of the problem is the different words we use in England and America. In England we call knitted fabric that is cut and sewn, typically to make T-shirts, ‘jersey’ (the tubular knitting machines were invented on the Island of Jersey, hence the name). In America, they are simply called knits.
Just to make things more confusing we use the term ‘knitwear’ to refer to garments that have been made by knitting pieces that are linked together to create the garment but in America, they are called sweaters.
In terms of linen, we have a wide range of woven linen fabrics. As it is very common to weave linen, we have always just referred to this as 100% linen.
Although it is knitted, the fabric is perfect for warm weather. It is a light and airy fabric. What we like about the linen knit compared to the more regular cotton knit is that the fabric drapes in a more flattering way. It is a good choice for t-shirts and also for vests to layer under sweaters or woven tops. In terms of jersey or knits, it is less common to use linen, most knits are in cotton or blends of cotton. We first started making garments in knitted linen back in 2007, at which point it was completely new to the market, and we identified this as different to the woven linen by referring to it as 100% linen jersey or sometimes as linen knit.