What is Jute?
Jute is a long, soft, shiny plant fibre that can be spun into coarse, strong threads. It is produced from plants in the genus Corchorus. Jute is second only to cotton, in amount produced and its variety of uses. Jute fibres are composed primarily of the plant materials cellulose and lignin. Jute is a rainy season crop, growing best in warm, humid climates. The world's finest Jute is produced in the Bengal Delta Plain, mostly in Bangladesh & India.
Some Features of Jute
- 100% bio-degradable & recyclable and thus environmentally friendly.
- A vegetable fibre procured from bark of the Jute plant and it falls into the category of bast fibres (other bast fibres are Flax, Hemp, Ramie, etc.).
- High tensile strength.
- One of the most versatile natural fibres that has been used in raw materials for packaging, textiles, non-textile, and agricultural sectors.
- A catalyst in quick growth of vegetation. It coalesces with the soil, increases its permeability & retains the appropriate humidity as "mulch", hence creating a micro-climate that is conducive to vegetative growth. It helps forests grow!