Ramie and stinging nettle, or European nettle, are plants that produce a fiber similar to linen. Producing the fibre is also similar to linen and is quite expensive. Ramie is not very common, but it has been used by ancient Egyptian and in Asia for centuries.

Ramie is considered sustainable because the plant grows easily without the need for chemical fertilizers or pesticides. It is also biodegradable as most plant-based fibres.

Ramie is part of SANE Approved Material List. It means that a product made of at least 90% ramie (or blended with other SANE Approved Material) and produced in a facility holding a SANE Scope Certificate is eligible to be certified SANE.

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