Ramie is a natural bast fiber, which is extracted from a herbaceous perennial plant in the nettle family Urticaceae.

Since ramie fabric can absorb and lose water rapidly, and it feels cool to the touch, it is used for summer bedclothes or clothing. The fabric is also strong and durable so that it can withstand numerous machine washings. For this reason, the fabric is often used in facilities such as hotels and hospitals, or public transportation facilities.