Vegetable fabrics for sustainable fashion: hemp and ramie

The Pontex Spring Summer 2023 Collection is committed to making our planet a better place: natural clothing fabrics made with organic and sustainable fibers such as ramie and hemp, for light and comfortable, resistant but fashionable garments

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The Pontex Spring Summer 2023 Collection is made of natural raw materials and organic and sustainable fibers such as ramie and hemp, to create light and resistant fabrics for clothing, in dialogue between sustainability and creation. 

Pontex 2023 textile productions are respectful of nature and the environment, because the magic word that unites the novelties of the new collection is only one: sustainable fashion, from the yarn to the finished product.


Ramie is a vegetable textile fiber, obtained from the stems of some very ancient spontaneous plants of the Urticaceae family, Boehmeria nivea and Boehmeria utilis, which grow mainly in China and Malaysia. The ramie fabric is produced from its processing, very similar to silk and therefore defined as “vegetable silk”; ramie textile fiber is also known as Chinagrass, or “Grass of China”.

The characteristics of ramie 

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Ramie is characterized by high breathability and elasticity, by brightness and softness: to increase even more resistance and brightness in the fabrics, it is often mixed with other types of fibers (natural or synthetic) such as cotton, hemp, wool, silk and viscose. 

It is an elastic fiber and has good resistance to twisting. It does not shrink or discolor, and it dries easily.

Clothing made with ramie 

Ramie can be used to make very particular garments, as well as sustainable and eco-friendly, because ramie is a fairly rare textile fiber and its complex processing makes it not always easy to find. 

Ramie is an ally fabric of the Pontex Spring Summer 2023 Collection, which focuses on precious and impalpable fabrics for clothing, with nuances that recall the cold shades of gray, so loved to create a perfect, trendy and casual chic look.


Hemp is a natural, sustainable fiber that can be processed without the use of chemicals. The textile fibers produced with hemp are soft and shiny and make it possible to create lightweight but at the same time resistant, breathable fabrics for clothing, which guarantee comfort but above all high resistance to abrasion. 

To the naked eye, the fabric made with hemp can be confused with linen, due to the texture it presents: observing it well, we can see its subtle variations in thickness. 

The characteristics of hemp

Clothing fabrics made with hemp are breathable, hypoallergenic, thermoregulatory, anti-microbial, luminous, soft. They are resistant to mites, bacterial growth, mold, termites, chemicals and even fire. 

Furthermore, hemp dries easily and is able to protect the skin thanks to the natural filtration of UV rays. 

Clothing made with hemp 

With hemp it is possible to make garments that do not shrink or discolour if subjected to washing; in fact, the textile hemp fiber does not wear out after each wash as it happens with other fabrics, thanks to its very high resistance. Plus, it retains colors better than any other fabric. 

Wearing a piece of clothing made with hemp means immediately wearing a feeling of softness and comfort, of contact with nature, to feel at ease and to protect the environment, for us and for future generations. 

Pontex has made hemp its workhorse for the Spring Summer 2023 Collection, in full harmony with green fashion, with clothing fabrics that make it possible to create eco-friendly and low environmental impact garments. The palette is made of neutral and natural shades, which marries the sand beige, to make our wardrobe sensual and refined, at any time. 

Pontex moves away from excessive consumerism to approach the issue of creating with awareness: to look forward with energy and confidence, in constant balance between immediate pleasure and sustainability. 

News & Fairs

New Collection Fall Winter 25/26

Innovation and quality inspired our new Collection resulting in an attentive search for the best yarns and the use of natural fibres and pigments and refined finishing Hands are warm, comfortable: velvet is the macrotrend of our Capsule, made more precious combined with viscose, cashmere, customised prints and textures. On this fabric, very much loved because warm and soft at hand, we apply new finishing that completes its hand by means of gold and silver coatings and resins, and new tie-dyed and delavè effects that create unique shades. This Collection is also focused on: cottons, gabardine, satin and fabrics with structured texture; fabrics enriched with modal, tencel, rayon and cashmere yarns; resin-treated and coupled fabrics; viscose, silks and gauzes; elastomer cottons; shirt-weight fabrics.  Our new proposals are the result of sophisticated technological research and, thanks to innovative finishing, our fabrics acquire a particular, precious and elegant touch. Our goal is to create unique, sustainable pieces of clothing, that meet the desire of an authentic and refined fashion that is practical and comfortable at the same time. With respect for environment and sharing each taste, genre and age.  Pontex Srl: top-quality fabrics for clothing, since 1972   This is our know-how, since 1972: craftsmanship, accurate choice of raw materials, absolute precision in processing. This is how we are able to bring excellence and the style of Made in Italy all over the world, never neglecting technological and market evolution.  Our whole new Collection of fabrics for clothing for the Autumn Winter 25/26 season was studied, created and realised by our Style Office and guarantees a completely traceable supply chain: after attentive search for the best yarns, each article is customised depending on needs through finishing and dyes outsourced to trusted third parties in Italy, with whom we have collaborated for more than fifty years.  Each fabric is rigorously controlled and undergoes a test for quality control. All our fabrics are customisable, concerning colour, finishing and composition. It is possible to ask for GOTS, BCI certifications.  To receive more information about our fabrics for clothing, to place purchase orders and to ask for customised fabrics, contact us Our offices are open from Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Discover Fall Winter 25/26 Collection navigate_next

A Fabric Affair New York – 17/18 July 2024 – stand Pontex 10th floor

We will present our new 2025/2026 Fall-Winter Spring/Summer Fabric Collection at the A Fabric Affair in New York: from 17 to 18 July 2024. Visit our booth Pontex, 10 7h floor. We hope to see you on that occasion and we invite you to contact us writing an e mail to for further information about our products. navigate_next

STIB Barcelona – 23/24 July 2024

We will present our new 2025/2026 Fall Winter Fabric Collection at the STIBBCN in Barcelona, World Trade Center, Port Vell: from 23 to 24 July 2024. Our agent Julio Llort LLORTEX will be present with our new Collection. We hope to see you on that occasion and we invite you to contact us writing an e mail to for further information about our products. navigate_next