Ramie is a type of stingless nettle grown in China and other Asian countries. Ramie is white and lustrous and looks like silk, it is more absorbent than cotton and, unlike cotton, ramie does not shrink.
Ramie fibre can be spun into a fine yarn and you can spin it the same way you spin tussah silk. The yarns may appear a bit stiff, but they will soon soften with age. Ramie creates fabrics that breathe and makes great summer clothing.
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