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Wollerei yarn characteristics: Ramie

Ramie is the Malay name for a tropical nettle plant without stinging hairs native to East Asia.
Ramie, popularly known as Chinese grass, is a cultivated plant. It is usually propagated by cuttings. With a life span of 8-10 years, it can be harvested on average three times a year.
On the same area under cultivation, the fiber yield is four to five times that of cotton, with significantly lower water consumption.