Why Jute

Jute, known as the “Golden fibre”, is a long, soft and golden silky shining fibre extracted from the Corchorus family. Jute is a rain-fed plant thriving in humid climate and requiring minimal use of pesticides, fertilizers or other chemicals. The fibre extracted from the jute is used in making sacking, hessian bags, yarns and other diversified products.

Jute is a long, soft, shiny vegetable fiber that can be spun into coarse, strong threads. It is produced from plants in the genus Corchorus, which in particular appear in warm, moisty areas. The jute which is used for the bags of EcoJute is from India. Jute is one of the cheapest natural fibres and is second only to cotton in amount produced and variety of uses.

Jute fibres are composed primarily of the plant materials cellulose (major component of plant fibre) and lignin (major components wood fibre). It is thus a ligno-cellulosic fibre that is partially a textile fibre and partially wood. The industrial term for jute fibre is ‘raw jute’. The fibres are off-white to brown, and 1–4 meters (3–12 feet) long.

Jute Bags and Cotton Bags have proved to be an ideal replacement for plastic bags. Bags made from these natural fibers are bio-degradable, eco-friendly, reusable and at the same time help create awareness to the disadvantages of using plastic bags.

Reasons for buying Jute Articles

Plastic is increasingly being banned worldwide due to it being an environment hazard and to reduce global warming.
So more and more people have a reason to buy Jute bags and other articles.

Jute is 100% natural vegetable renewable fiber.

This century old tradition is sustainable & assists the local economics of West Bengal ( India ).
Enter the world of this magic fiber. Discover for yourself and find out umpteen number of reasons as to why one should buy an article made of jute. This is, of course, irrespective of whether you are a distributor, a retailer, an institutional buyer or a final consumer.
In each of the cases there are a variety of factors which would inevitably allow one to choose a jute article for personal use as well as a product for sale as merchandise goods.


Let us first see why a consumer would like to buy a jute article:

  • It is Eco friendly.
  • It is reusable.It is durable, long lasting and can be subjected to rough use.
  • It can be recycled.
  • It is multipurpose.
  • It can carry more weight as compared to conventional carry bags.
  • It occupies less space.
  • It does not need regular washing with virtually no maintenance.
  • As its stronger then paper & cotton hence cost effective so do not much tax your pocket.
  • It is easily available.
Advantages of jute bags

The use of jute bags instead of plastic bags offers many advantages, including the following:

  • Jute bags are ecological.
  • Jute bags are durable.
  • Jute bags degrade biologically in 1-2 years.
  • Jute bags are extremely strong.
  • Jute bags are sustainable.
  • Jute bags can be reused and are very environmentally friendly.
  • Jute bags are Cradle to Cradle (C2C)
  • Jute bags have a low CO2 footprint
  • Jute bags are 100% compostable
  • Jute bags are trendy and hip!
Some facts about jute:
  • Jute is completely biodegradable and environmentally friendly. Jute can blend into mother earth in just 2 to 3 years without producing any toxic fumes. In comparison, plastic takes about 1,000 years to decompose!
  • One hectare of jute plants consume about 15 tonnes of CO2, while releasing 11 tonnes of oxygen in just 100 days of the harvesting period. It is expected that the farmers will use carbon credit in future validated by the UNFCCC
  • Jute is the second most important vegetable fibre after cotton noted for its various uses and applications
  • Jute bags are strong, durable with high insulating and anti-static properties
  • Jute bags are economically cheaper due to recyclability and long life
  • Jute bags can be aesthetically very appealing as they can be customized based on size, design, printing and color selection
  • Jute bags are used extensively as an advertisement tool to promote a shop/ company/ organization as the customized printing in front of the bag are highly attractive
  • Increasing awareness about the environment protection has led to a surge of jute bags demand from consumers. A large number of retailers, hypermarkets, gift shops, wine shops, food suppliers among others now prefer to use jute bags
  • A large number of corporate houses have been focusing on environmentally friendly practices. One of the outcomes is to cut down on non-recyclable items and use nature friendly products like jute. This promotes Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of the company
  • Recent ban on the use of plastic bags in some cities has put jute bags as a perfect substitute
  • Accepting the importance of jute fibre, the general assembly of the United Nations has declared 2009 to be the “International Year of Natural Fibres”.