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Jute. The Golden Fiber.

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Jute. The Golden Fiber.

Jute is one of the strongest vegetable fibers in the world. In terms of production quantity, jute is ranked second only to cotton. Jute production has reached nearly 2.8 million tonnes on average per year with approximately 60% attributed to India. Jute is used for everything from textiles, such as our wine bags, to landscaping fibers, packaging material and even paper. Jute is both environmentally-friendly and a way of life for millions of small farmers.

The Plant

Jute is a natural vegetable fiber that flourishes in tropical, wetland areas and uses little, if any, pesticides or fertilizers to grow. Jute is the fiber collected from the outer skin of the corchorus genius of plants and is similar to hemp, flax (linen) and ramie. Jute needs an extremely wet, monsoon type of climate with a relative humidity of around 70-80%. Hot and wet climates, such as India, Egypt and Bangladesh, are the ideal locations for cultivation. Once harvested, jute fibers are anywhere from 3-13 feet long and off-white to tan in color. Our natural jute wine bags showcase the natural color of jute.

Production

As stated previously, jute needs little to no fertilizers or pesticides to grow so it makes for one of the most environmentally-friendly fiber crops world wide. It has been stated that jute has the potential to fulfill the world's supply of wood and aide in the protection against deforestation. Jute is primary produced in India (Bangladesh and West Bengal) by an estimated 4 million farmers. These hard working farmers support approximately 20 million dependents - all from jute cultivation. Furthermore, hundreds of thousands of workers are also employed in the manufacturing of jute, producing an estimated 2.8 million tonnes per year. 

Uses of Jute

The uses of jute are far and wide from commercial to residential to industrial. Jute is woven into fabrics to make things such as curtains, furniture, carpets, shoes, lamp shades, clothing, purses and of course, wine bags. It is also used to help produce packaging material and paper, replacing wood pulp. Jute is being used in geo-textiles to prevent erosion in areas that are prone to mudslides as it is flexible enough to contour to the landscaping, yet durable enough to provide a well-draining structure. Jute has been used for years as sackcloth for bagging up grains and for other farming uses. All in all, jute is one of the most versatile fibers in use today.

Our Wine Bags

Our wine bags are made of an extremely high quality golden jute and produced with the utmost standards in mind. Our quality control assures that every bag is durable and well-constructed. We chose jute as our main wine bag fiber because of it's environmental-friendliness and readiness to cultivate. Our wine bags are not cheap throwaways that you may find elsewhere, they are solid, stylish, reusable and very sturdy. Check out our wide selection of jute wine totes today. We promise, you'll be satisfied!




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