Seagrass is traditionally grown in the flooded paddy fields of rural China, and it is this region of the world that is known for producing the finest quality seagrass fibre. As the name suggests, salt water plays an important role in the production of seagrass and there are several related species that grow naturally in shallow seas. Though not strictly a grass at all, seagrass has a distinctive hay-like scent that is mostly lost after it is harvested. The natural appeal of seagrass stems from its shades of beige, brown and green that are evident even after the fibres are spun into yarn.