Jute Fiber: What it Is and What It Does

Jute is a natural fiber that is versatile, sustainable, and Eco-friendly. Read on to learn more about Jute Fiber and its countless applications in the modern world.
Demand for Eco-friendly products is on the rise. Jute products have become extremely popular among eco-friendly consumers because of their high durability and low maintenance requirements. In addition to being inexpensive, jute fiber products are soft to the touch, easy to clean, and excellent value addition in our everyday lives.
We present an outline of Jute fiber, its advantages, and its common uses of jute in this article.

What is Jute Fiber?

Jute is also known as the golden fiber. Though it is not very popular in the west, jute is an important textile fiber in India and neighboring countries. Jute is made from the jute plant, and like rice, jute grows best in hot, humid climates with annual monsoons. It is one of the cheapest natural fibers, second in variety and affordability to cotton.

In order for jute to grow, it needs a humidity of around 80%. Since jute plants grow tall, you can gather the fibers they produce in long rows. This makes jute fibers one of the longest natural textile fibers. These fibers mainly consist of cellulose and lignin and belong to the bast fiber category.

History of Jute

Jute is a natural fiber that was first discovered around 3000 BC and has been grown in India for at least 5,000 years. During the British rule over India, jute was an important source of income. Although jute has also been grown in Scotland for several centuries, Bengali jute quickly surpassed Scottish production. Until the late nineteenth century, the British Empire produced a significant amount of jute. After independence, jute continued to be one of India’s major exports. During the second half of the 20th century, synthetic fibers began replacing jute production, and it wasn’t until the end of the century that it became a major economic crop again in the Indian subcontinent.

Properties of Jute

The unique properties of jute fiber include its volume, its durability, its insulating properties in relation to heat and sound, and its thermal conductivity; All these properties make jute an ideal material for both home textiles and all kinds of clothing.

Jute is popular for its 100% biodegradability and environmental friendliness. You can recycle jute and use it for many purposes.  You can also use it to make a wide variety of non-textile items designed to protect the environment. The jute fibers are relatively strong and rough. Today, the uses of jute fiber include the manufacture of jute fabrics, fabric carpets, cordage, etc. In India, artisans use jute to make handicrafts, which makes them more attractive and desirable.

The fiber has good water absorption characteristics, but dries quickly and has excellent stain and abrasion resistance. Since jute is from a plant source, it does biodegrade relatively quickly. The fiber has a long, glossy appearance when it is raw, which makes jute yarn relatively light. Considering the material’s breathability and low heat retention, it is an ideal fabric for warm and humid climates. Generally, jute fibers are light brown, however, some are whitish. White jute, while generally considered inferior to brown jute, can be a more useful material for apparel applications.

Uses of Jute Fiber

Uses of natural fiber like jute are manifold. Jute is most commonly used in coarse weaving. Sacks are often made from thick fabrics made of jute. These sacks are used for the transportation of goods and also as insulation material. The material is widely used in carpeting, curtains, shirts, and as a blend or substitute for silk. In addition, it is used to make paper.

Another use of jute products is in agriculture. It is commonly used to prevent erosion on rice and jute fields. In addition to wrapping the roots of young trees, the material is also used to transplant them. Fibers from jute can be used to make mats, ropes, and twine. It can also be used to store grain, wheat, and rice.

In comparison to other bast fibers, raw jute is not as strong but has high tensile strength. Mechanical wear and tear weaken their resistance, and moisture reduces their resistance even more. The elongation is 2% when breaking. Furthermore, jute is compatible with synthetic and natural fibers, as well as various cellulosic dyes, including vat dyes, sulfur, and pigments. The use of jute alongside other natural fibers is becoming increasingly important as natural fibers demand increases.

SITCO’s Range of Jute Products

SITCO gives a large variety of jute products that are both elegant and functional. We manufacture jute products such as bags, carpets, rugs, and textiles which are long-lasting and reusable.

Hessain Clothes

Hessian cloth is a fabric made of jute that is incredibly versatile. It is widely used to make jute sacks. Since it is breathable, it prevents the formation of condensation and thus the spoilage of the contents. In addition, its durability helps it withstand rough handling during transport; These properties also make it ideal for temporary protection in the construction industry, to protect cement and concrete from rapid moisture loss during setting is a problem.

SITCO offers distinctive Hessian clothes that are affordable, of high quality, and available in different colors. Our Hessian clothes come in a variety of specifications and widths. Apart from plain cloth, we also provide laminated and dyed fabrics.

Jute Furnishing

The textured appearance of jute can add a natural touch to any interior. Throughout history, people have used jute to make furniture such as sofas, chairs, and couches. Besides the natural color of the material, often in a range from light to dark brown, you can dye it in almost any colour. In addition to curtains and drapes, you can also use this fabric for a variety of purposes. It is used as the main material to make several indoor furnitures including chair swings, hammocks, and hanging accessories.

With jute products, you can give your home or office furnishings a unique touch and create an eye-catching look. SITCO offers high-quality jute fabrics in different colors and shapes.

Jute Carpets

Due to the growing interest in sustainable and eco-friendly materials, the demand for carpets and rugs made from renewable raw materials is increasing. Jute fibers are an ideal choice as it is not only natural, soft and durable, but also strong. Moreover, jute carpets are usually pet-friendly and easy to care for. For maintaining the carpets just a vacuum cleaning is sufficient. The rich brown color of this fiber blends in with any decor and gives it a natural touch. It requires very little maintenance. The earthy texture hides dirt on its surface. Since jute carpets do not absorb water, you can easily wash them at home. The waterproof nature of jute ensures that dust and dirt do not collect in your home.

SITCO supplies stunning jute carpets at a reasonable price. Our carpets are available in almost all shades and have minimal thermal conductivity.

Jute Rugs

A jute carpet is recyclable. Hence you can use it several times. It is made from 100% natural fibers and is both environmentally friendly and sustainable. Jute carpets are not only durable, they are also inexpensive. It is also easy to clean. Because jute has an earthy tone, complements any style or interior and gives it a natural look. Jute rugs have many different types of weaves and this gives the fabric a distinctive texture. These tight braids create a surface that is durable and nice to the touch on your feet. Further, the jute is biodegradable and is a comfortable material.

SITCO provides superior quality jute rugs and offers our customers a wide range of options. for an attractive view. All our products are affordable and ensure value for money.

Jute Bags

Jute is clearly the best material for making reusable grocery bags. In addition to the increased durability, the bag also offers numerous environmental benefits. There is no requirement to use pesticides or fertilizers while growing jute.  In addition, jute can absorb huge amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and is a natural alternative to toxic plastics. Moreover, the strength and durability of jute make it an ideal material for long-distance transportation. Additionally, jute sacks can carry large amounts of weight. Besides, you can modify it into any size and shape that you need.

We manufacture and supply stylish and eco-friendly jute bags in a variety of styles and colours. Our jute bags are affordable and perfect to make a style statement.

Jute Textiles

Jute fiber has excellent antistatic properties. It is also an insulating fiber that is ideal for fabrics for electrical applications. It has low thermal conductivity, high tensile strength, and is biodegradable. This fabric does not irritate the skin, and the breathable material makes it comfortable to wear. The ability to mix it with synthetic and natural fibers makes jute an excellent material for making durable fabrics. We offer high-quality, stylish jute textiles that are affordable as well.

Jute Raw Materials

With relatively little water to grow, jute is an environmentally friendly plant fiber. It is also profitable since you can harvest it over and over again. Unlike most crops, jute requires few chemicals in the form of fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides and causes less environmental harm. Jute also improves air quality. Further, jute not only supplements the nutrients in the soil, it also reduces the risk of pests and diseases. Cost-effectiveness is an added benefit of jute raw materials.

Jute Craft

Jute is an amazing natural product with numerous environmental benefits. Its durability and neutral colour make it highly suitable for manufacturing a diverse range of craft products. Since jute is reusable and easy to maintain, decorative items from jute are growing in popularity. We offer adorable jute crafts in stylish designs, colours, and shapes. Some of our fast-moving jute decorative items include wall hangings, dolls, flower vases, and place mats.

Jute Apparels

Jute is a versatile fabric. It is a popular raw material to manufacture fashionable apparels that stand out for style and comfort. It is an eco-friendly alternative to other synthetic clothing materials. Since it is heat resistant and breathable, jute makes an excellent choice to make apparels that are suitable for use in any climate. Besides jute apparels are also stylish and at the same time provide an ethnic touch. We manufacture 100% natural, stylish, and affordable jute apparel with a distinctive look. Our jute apparels are popular for their attractiveness and quality and are available in a variety of designs and patterns.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What type of fiber is jute?

Jute fibers come from plants of the genus Corchorus, it is basically a type of lignocellulosic fiber with some textile properties and some wood properties.

2. Where does jute fiber come from?

It is a natural fiber with a silky golden sheen. This natural fiber comes from the white jute plant Corchorus capsularis or the jute plant Tossa.

3. What are jute fiber properties?

Jute is 100% biodegradable, recyclable, and ecological. Other properties include high tensile strength and low elasticity.

4. Is jute a costly fibre?

No, it is one of the cheapest textiles in the world and is cheaper than cotton. SITCO supplies the best quality jute fiber and our jute fiber prices are affordable as well.

5. Can you wash jute?

No, we do not recommend it. Avoid using any method that uses water saturation. Do not steam or use shampoo on the jute product. It is best to use dry cleaning for your jute products.

6. Is jute better than cotton?

Both jute and cotton are popular natural fibers. The two fibers have many applications in today’s world. However, jute is stronger than cotton. Hence, you can use it in manufacturing rough yarns.

7. Why jute is called the Golden fibre?

Jute derives the name golden fiber because of its shiny and golden appearance.

8. Which country is the largest producer of jute?


9. How long do jute bags last?

1 to 2 years

10. Are jute bags waterproof?

Yes, jute bags are waterproof

11. Are jute bags good for the environment?

Jute bags are biodegradable, recyclable, and eco-friendly.

12. Can you make clothes from jute?

Yes, you can produce comfortable clothes using jute.  One can blend jute fabric with synthetic or natural fibers to manufacture different types of clothes.