What is jute

Jute is a natural fibre, and one of the strongest around. It is mainly grown in the Bengal area (India and Bangladesh), and grows fully in 5-7 months. Jute is a flowering plant, and can grow to 1-4 meters long.

Jute fiber is quite strong, and it does not fibrillate or bleash easily. Jute has a wide range of applications - it can be used to make items such as rope, twine, rugs, chair covers, hessian cloth and food grade bags for cereals and sugar. It has many uses also in home decor for example as carpets, curtains.  

Jute has many of good properties - UV protection, sound and heat insulation, low thermal conduction and anti-static property.

Jute  is one of the cheapest natural fibers available, and is second only to cotton in amount produced and variety of uses of vegetable fibres. Jute fibres are composed primarily of the plant materials cellulose (major component of plant fibre) and lignin (major components of wood fibre). It is thus a ligno-cellulosic fibre that is partially a textile fibre and partially wood. The industrial term for jute fibre is raw jute. The fibres are off-white to brown, and 1–4 metres long.

Jute has been popular for quite a century ago. And only a few years ago we have discovered jute as a eco-friendly material in bag and fabric industry. Jutebags have become incredibly popular.