Ramie is one of the oldest textile fibers. It was used as Mummy-wrapping cloth in Egypt during the period 5000 – 3000BC, and has beengrown in China for many centuries. The main producers of ramie today are China, Brazil, Philippines, India, South Korea andThailand. Only a small percentage of the ramie produced is available on the international market. Japan, Germany, France andthe UK are the main importers of the fabric.
Ramie fiber is very durable, is pure white in colour and has a silky luster. It is reported to have a tensile strength eight times that of cotton and seven times greater than silk.The stems of ramie grow to a height of 1- 2.5meters. The most suitable climate for ramie is one which is warm and humid, with an annual rainfall of at least 1000 mm. Well-established plants can tolerate drought and frost, but grow better without climactic issues. As ramieproductivity is high it can rapidly deplete the soil of nutrients and needs to be replenished.
Ramie fiber is one of the premium vegetable fibers. The ultimate fibers are exceptionally long and are claimed to be the longest of vegetable origin. For the hand spinner, ramie is treated similar to flax in that it can be either wet or dry-spun. A wet-spun yarn will produce a smooth softer yarn with high luster, while a dry spun yarn will feel hairier, have less luster anda harsher handle. It can readily be blended with other fibers such as wool or silk, although the length of ramie can sometimes cause difficulties.
Leveraging on our vast industry experience, we bring forth to our clients premium-grade Ramie fabrics. Sourced from our trusted vendors, high quality with soft feel materials are used to make the garments, this fabric are available in different qualities, various colors and compositions; this type of fabrics are comprehensively used in designing the clothes likes shirts, trousers, shorts and home textiles products.
Advantages of Ramie as a Fabric
•Resistant to bacteria, mildew, alkalis, rotting, light, and insect attack.
•Extremely absorbent and therefore comfortable to wear, especially during warm weather.
•Has natural stain resisting ability with ease of stain/soil removal similar to that of linen (and this is betterthan cotton).
•Not harmed by mild acids.
•Dyes fairly easily.
•Increases in strength when wet.
•Withstands high water temperatures during laundering.
•Smooth lustrous appearance improves with washing.
•Keeps its shape and does not shrink.
•Can be bleached.