Jute Plant : Jute is a long, soft, shiny
vegetable fiber that can be spun into coarse, strong threads.
Jute Fibre :Jute is one of the cheapest natural fibres and is second only to cotton in amount
produced and variety of uses.
It is thus a fibre that is partially a textile fibre and partially wood. The fibres are off-white to brown and 1-4 meters (3-12 feet) long
Jute has been cultivated in the Bengal Delta from time immemorial. A leafy reed-like plant, it thrives under hot, humid, monsoon conditions growing to typically three metres in height over a period of four to six months.
The use of jute fibre, which is extracted from the thin bark and the woody core of the reed, is recorded in India in the early sixteenth century. At that time it was spun by hand into ropes and woven into cloth.
Then, the strength of the material was used to make gunny sacks for transporting grains.
Now this versatile fibre is made into fabric like material and fashioned into stylish bags which are eco-friendly and