Jute

Jute is a natural material and is grown in Bengal India, it is one of the cheapest natural fibres, second only to cotton.

Jute is a long, soft, shiny vegetable fibre that can be spun into coarse, strong threads. It is produced from plants in the genus Corchorus, which has been classified in the family Tiliaceae, or more recently in Malvaceae. However, it has been reclassified within the family Sparrmanniaceae.

Jute is one of the most affordable natural fibres 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. It falls into the bast fibre category (fibre collected from bast or skin of the plant) along with kenaf, industrial hemp, flax (linen), ramie, etc. The industrial term for jute fibre is raw jute. The fibres are off-white to brown, and 1-4 metres (3-12 feet) long.

Jute is also known as hessian and is popularly known as burlap in North America. Jute fibre is one of the strongest natural fibres and was often used to make rope before being exported to the UK to be manufactured into sacks and now carrier bags. Increasing popularity of the jute bag because of the bags rustic appearance. The jute bags we supply are available with a soft, padded loop handle or woven cotton flat tape handles.

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