The Egyptian mummies of the period predinastico (3-5000 BC) were bandaged with ramie fabrics in China and used for the clothes of the emperors. The ramie plant is a perennial vine in the family of Nivea Boehmer Urticaceae cica 2 m high with rapid growth and with about 3 collections a year for about 30 anni.la fiber that is derived from the branches shelled varies from 9 to 36my with lengths from 60 to 250mm. Main features are brightness, tangibility, washability, hygroscopicity, softness, toughness and high resistance to bacteria and mold.