50% Ramie (nettle) / 50% Long Staple Cotton
This is an earthy combination that offers softness, breathability, texture and grip. Spun from a combination of ramie (also know as nettle) bast fibres and Turkish long-staple cotton
Nettle is a plant grown around the word with the ramie variety being the common commercially grown crop. The use of the nettle fibre is increasing in popularity due to it being less resource-intensive crop requiring less water and pesticides than many cotton crops.
Nettle fibres are long (measuring up to 50mm), strong and hollow. This hollow characteristic makes the nettle fibres naturally insulating and breathable.
The nettle fibre used in this combo is bast, the cotton is long staple, this results is a natural slubby yarn that offers a good amount of strength but is not as strong as a 100% cotton blend. This blend lends itself to weft over warp.
This yarn is part of our limited edition range.