Is this the fibre the Indian fashion industry been looking for?

The dresses made of Ramie on display at  the French ambassador’s residence during Bonjour India.

Neighbourhood Lifestyle Desk: A new flowering plant, found in abundance in Meghalaya, could be the magic fibre that promises to turn around the fortunes of India’s fashion industry. Ramie, from the nettle family, has got Indian designers excited, with many calling it the next big thing after linen.

Hemant Sagar, of Indo-French fashion house Lecoanet Hemant feels that Ramie’s wider acceptance could lead to a bigger collaboration between designers and the fashion industry in India.

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