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Ramie fibre

Ramie fibre

Ramie The perennial stalk producing ramie plant has been cultivated in eastern Asia for fibre since prehistoric times. Growing 3-8 feet high, with heart-shaped leaves, the plant’s fibre was used in fabric in ancient Egypt and was known in Europe during the...
Retting

Retting

Retting Retting is a microbial process that breaks the chemical bonds; it allows that hold the stem together, and separation of the bast fibre can happen. This separation needed if linen, flax or hemp fibres are to be used in textile. The two traditional types of...