About Jute

ABOUT JUTE

Jute is a long, soft, shiny vegetable fiber that can be spun into coarse, strong threads. It is produced primarily from plants in the genus Corchorus, which was once classified with the family Tiliaceae, and more recently with Malvaceae. The primary source of the fiber is Corchorus olitorius, but it is considered inferior to Corchorus capsularis. “Jute” is the name of the plant or fiber that is used to make burlap, hessian or gunny cloth.

The Jute fiber comes from the stem and ribbon (outer skin) of the plant. Once the crop has been harvested, the fibers are separated from the woody central core by “retting” – a process consisting of bundling Jute stems together and immersing them in low, running water. The fibrous outer of the plant is then removed and allowed to dry. Once dry the Jute fibers are graded according to color, then processed and spun into yarn suitable for weaving.

Jute is one of the most affordable natural fibers and it is second only to cotton in amount produced and variety of uses of vegetable fibers. The industrial term for jute fiber is raw jute. The fibers are off-white to brown, and 1–4 meters (3–13 feet) long. Jute is also called the golden fiber for its color and high cash value.

THE EXCELLENT QUALITIES AND BENEFITS OF JUTE
1. Natural
2. Grown without pesticides
3. Naturally water resistant
4. Low thermal conductivity
5. High Tensile strength
6. Heavy-weight and durable
7. Antistatic properties
8. 100% Reusable and Biodegradable