South Africa first – bast fibre hemp carpet range

Step onto Fibre Designs’ range of eco-sensitive bast fibre carpets. A first and only in South Africa, the range is made from the “inner bark” or “skin” of the hemp plant. These bast fibre rugs offer superior strength and durability for high traffic areas.

Hemp can be grown organically and requires little to no pesticides, replenishes soil with nutrients and nitrogen, and converts carbon dioxide to oxygen efficiently. The plant also produces 250% more fibre than cotton when grown on the same land.

Hemp bast fibers are longer, stronger, more absorbent, better resistant to mildew, and insulates better than cotton. This natural fibre keeps you warmer in winter and cooler in summer than cotton.

The nature of hemp fibers makes them more absorbent to dyes, which coupled with hemp’s ability to better screen out ultraviolet rays, makes hemp material less prone to fading than cotton fabrics.

The Fiber Designs bast fibre range is available in a knotted as well as a shaggy construction and colours include a deep blue and rich gold. To view the range, contact the Fibre Designs studio at 021 418 1054 or email Pierre at