Ramie is a flowering plant in the nettle family Urticaceae, native to eastern Asia. One of the oldest natural fibres, ramie is a crop used for more than six thousand years to produce luxurious textiles, skin care and bathing accessories.
Ramie fibre is white, lustrous and looks like silk, but it lacks stretch and elasticity. Extremely absorbent, much more than cotton. Ramie fabric does not shrink and it is resistant to bacteria and mildew, which means it does not rot easily. Ramie fibre is costly to its high labour requirement for production, and harvesting.
A very eco-friendly material, derived from a crop that has a life of up to 20 years and which can be harvested up to 6 times a year. This is a gentle and economical way to use soap as you need less to lather a lot, and it is gentle on your skin.