URBANARA

Ramie

Origins

Ramie is one one of the oldest fibre crops. It is a bast fibre obtained from the stem of the Boehmeria Nivea plant (a member of the nettle family) which grows in northern India and China. Ramie fibres are staple fibres that are spun into yarns. They are often blended with other staple fibres in the manufacture of fabrics.

Properties and qualities

Ramie material is soft and strong with an irregular surface texture and linen-like appearance.

How does it feel?

Ramie is a soft material.

Care

Ramie can be cleaned with a damp cloth, or washed in the washing machine when spun into wearable fibres. For best results, refer to the care instructions on your ramie product.