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Ramie is most often blended with other fibers for its unique strength and absorbrency, luster and dye-affinity. Most common is a blend of 55% ramie / 45% cotton.

When blended with high quality cotton, it offers increased luster, strength and colour. When mixed with wool, ramie adds lightness and minimizes shrinkage. When blended with rayon, it offsets the low wet strength.


Care procedures prescribed on the care labels of ramie products vary. Items of 100 percent ramie should not require special care. Generally, they may be laundered or dry cleaned depending on individual dyes, finishes and design applications.

High temperatures will not harm the fiber itself, making washing in hot water and ironing at high settings possible; however, color retention, shrinkage control or properties of blended fibers may dictate lower temperatures. Recent laboratory testing done has led to the conclusion that the best performance results when gentler or more special handling is used in care. For example, fabrics retained the best color and shape with the most wrinkle-free appearance when they were dry cleaned.

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