We know linen, but what exactly is ramie? It’s relatively easy to explain: Ramie is obtained from a different plant, but the properties of the two types of fabric are nevertheless very similar – apart from their origin.
While linen fibers are made from the flax plant (Linum usitatissimum), ramie fibers come from an East Asian nettle species (Boehmeria nivea). Both fibers are obtained from the sturdy stems of the plants and have been used to make textiles for many centuries.
The Washed Ramie was woven in Greece from thicker, slightly irregular yarns and is perfect for trouser, skirt or jacket projects.
We stock the exquisite material in several variants.