seeds of Urticus dioica

Roger Whitehead rgw at office-futures.com
Sun Nov 23 20:36:12 EST 1997


In article <EK3H7L.DLs at cix.compulink.co.uk>, K N and P J Harris wrote:
> The fibre is "ramie", and although it is a member of the nettle family 
> it is also known as "china grass".

I once had a sweater made from it (bought from The Gap); it lasted ages, 
despite tough use. I recall reading somewhere that ramie has the unusual 
property of gaining strength when wet.

Regards,

Roger

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