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Ramie

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Shelby Lewis

on 12 September 2012

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Ramie By Shelby Lewis Owl Be Your Friend(; This is a Ramie plant Characteristics of Ramie Unique strength
Absorbent
Lustre
Dye-affinity Advantages Resistant to bacteria
Super absorbent
Natural stain resisting ability
Keeps its shape and doesn't shrink
Dyes easily
Can be bleached Disadvantages Low in elasticity
Stiff and Brittle
Low abrasion resistance
Wrinkles easily
Costly Fiber! Origin: Fun Facts! Ramie was used to wrap mummies in Egypt. It's known as "china grass" Found in 5000-3300 B.C in Egypt Most Commonly grown in China Citations Isunte, Hunan. "Ramie - the Natural Fiber." Ramie - the Natural Fiber with Strength for Noble Apparel. SwicoFil, 5 Nov. 2011. Web. 12 Sept. 2012. <http://www.swicofil.com/products/007ramie.html>
Rope twined with Ramie "Ramie." Ramie « Ori Ami Knits. Ori Ami Knits, 20 Nov. 2009. Web. 12 Sept. 2012. <http://www.oriamiknits.com/blog/?p=287>. A blend of Ramie! Process of Making Ramie Harvested two to three times a year
The phloem or bark of the plant it used

Requires a chemical process to de-gum the fiber
The bark is removed, by hand or by machine. The barks outer layer is removed then the residual bark is washed and dried and de-gummed for spinnable fiber.
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