Jute is an ideal material for making shopping bags, and for several reasons: the raw material is environmentally friendly, it is a visually appealing material, and jute fibre can be harvested quickly. Jute comes from the Capilaris Corchorus tree and is cultivated in India or Bangladesh. This particularly resistant vegetable fibre is used to make carpets, upholstery, used in industry sector too.
Jute does not require chemical products to grow and its cultivation does not affect the ecosystem. The non-use of chemicals allows to keep low cost manufacturing. The great majority of Hessian comes from the Ganges delta, where the weather is always hot and humid. Jute can grow very rapidly, it can be harvested every six months and the tree on which it grows did not need to be cut.
Uses of jute
The burlap bag was traditionally used to carry and store potatoes, cereals and sugar. Today, jute is being used in a more creative way, ideally suited to a variety of uses, ranging from: multipurpose bags, beach bags, bottle bags, shopping bags, supermarket reusable bags, packing, wrapping material, etc. Jute is used in composite materials for the automobile industry too.
An Eco-Friendly Material
Even if this fibre has been used for nearly a century as a material for making bags in North America and Europe, due to its low cost manufacturing and to its extreme resistance, it is only recently that the public has started to use jute as an environmentally friendly material for making bags and reusable packaging.
Jute is the cheapest natural fibre and is the second most widely cultivated vegetable fibre after cotton. Jute contributes positively to the “universal” plastic bag pollution problem. we are aware of the potential of this natural fibre, that is the reason why we are trying for more than 20 years to introduce jute fabrics to the general public and professional customers. Call us today to find out how to use jute burlap in your activity.