Striking Orchids in a beautiful, deep rose color!
This is a jacquard weave woven in natural and old rose threads.
Release date: 10 January 2013
Silk Ramie blends can feel rather flat and dense brand new and can be sort of awkward with which to wrap. This blend tends to floof up wonderfully when broken in and is delightfully soft. The incorporation of silk into this wrap requires that a bit more care be taken when washing. A hand wash in cold water, an air dry, a tumble in the dryer on a no heat setting and a low heat iron will help break this lovely in.
What is ramie? Ramie is a flowering plant that is native to eastern Asia. It is commonly known as "China Grass." It has been used in textile production for centuries and has been found in the wrappings of Egyptian mummies (circa 5000-3000 BCE). It is one of the strongest natural fibers available and can be up to 6-8 times stronger than cotton, especially when wet (ramie is unique in that it is one of the rare fibers that is stronger when wet).
Ramie is most often blended with other fabrics because it increases the strength, absorbency, and dye affinity of the other fabrics in the blend.
A unique advantage (or so I am told) of this particular silk/ramie blend is that the ramie cuts the silk smell a bit. I'm not sensitive to the smell of silk, so I cannot verify this, although I can say that these wraps do not have the heavy silk smell of grey silk swallows or silk irises.
These wraps are considered second quality. What does it mean if your wrap is second quality? It typically means it might come with some small weaving flaws such as small pulled or broken threads, skipped threads, a bit more nubbiness than normal or there might be some other flaw found on the factory flaw that might not be distinguishable to the general customer. These flaws are considered cosmetic and do not affect the safety of the wrap. I try to look over the wraps and figure out what exactly the flaw is before shipping. Large flaws are noted.
Second quality wraps are sold as-is and are not returnable. Pricing reflects this. Please be aware of this when placing your order.