Jute is a long, soft, shiny vegetable fiber that can be spun into coarse, strong threads. It is produced primarily from plants in the genius Corchorus, which was once classified with the family Tiliaceae, and more recently with Malvaceae. The primary source of the fiber is Corchorus olitorius, but is 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.
Jute fiber is 100% bio-degradable and recyclable and thus environmentally friendly.
Jute has low pesticide and fertilizer needs.
It is natural fiber with golden and silky shine and hence called The Golden Fiber.
It is the vegetable fiber procured from the bast or skin of the plant’s stem.
It is the second most important vegetable fiber after cotton, in the terms of usage, global consumption, production, and availability.
It has high tensile strength, low extensibility, and ensures better breathability of fabrics. Therefore, jute is very suitable in agricultural commodity bulk packaging.
Jute has the ability to be blended with other fibers, both synthetic and natural, and accepts cellulosic dye classes such as natural, basic, vat, sulfur, reactive, and pigment dyes. As the demand for natural comfort fibers increases. The demand for jute and other natural fibers that can be blended with cotton will increase.