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Fabric University | Fabric Seminar | Fiber Characteristics | Ramie
Fiber Characteristics

RAMIE

Natural Fiber - also known as China grass

CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Very absorbent (more absorbent than linen)
  • Quick dryin.
  • Very resistant to mildew and rotting
  • Good strength
  • Smooth lustrous appearance that improves with washing
  • Similar to linen, but lower quality
  • Fibers are brittle, with low twisting or bending strength.
  • Poor resiliency
  • Wrinkles easily

 

MAJOR END USES:

  • Apparel - dresses, suits, separates, skirts, jackets, pants, blouses, shirts, childrenswear.
  • Home Fashions - curtains, draperies, upholstery, bedspreads, table linens, sheets, dish towels.

Comment - Best in blends with other softer fibers.

 

 

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