Bossa touts hemp’s credentials
The company works with Turkish farmers, and says there are around 15 that have been given a licence to grow hemp commercially.
“When we checked the market, many fabric manufacturers are now using hemp,” he said. “It’s not difficult to work with and is a similar price to cotton. Also, conventional cotton uses a lot of chemicals which can these damage the soil, but hemp doesn’t need the same type of chemicals.”
The Turkish company has also created a collection dyed in a new way that saves water. Rather than dipping the fabric in 10 tanks, the new method uses just three, with a new combination of chemicals and more concentrated indigo.
Bossa has also launched a grey stretch selvedge, and is working with recycled elastane and with post-consumer fabric sourced from a company in the Netherlands.
Mr Teoman added: “We are always working hard on new fabrics. We might show 75 new fabrics at a show but in the background there have been hundreds.”
Image: Bossa's fabric inspiration for spring-summer 21.