Ramie is like a little sister to linen. The fibers are a bit lighter and thinner, but the most appealing and sympathetic aspect is that it is a weed growing where nothing else will. It does not need a lot of water or pesticides and is considered an important material for the future from an environmentally friendly point of view. Mixed with cotton the material has a softer hand feel and is more durable. The material will wrinkle as beautifully as linen and we recommend you not to iron this material. It will get the perfect look tumble dried on a low temperature or drying on a hanger. Remember to wash on low temperature and use washing detergent for silk/wool now and then to keep the material soft. If washed too hot and with too strong washing detergent the material will get brittle and break if wrinkled or folded repeatedly in the same place.
The raw material for this fabric is grown, spun, dyed and woven in China. The transport is made by boat.