Jute is a 100% vegetable fiber produced from the Corchorus plants, a genus classified with the Malvaceae family.
The fiber is primarily composed by cellulose and lignin, and is sometimes known as “The Golden Fiber” due to to its yellowish colour and its economic value. Hessian, the woven fabric made from jute skin, is the most produced fabric in the world, just after cotton. Its availability, sustainability and physical features make it a versatile material, useful for several purposes, like the production of ropes, panels, clothing, bags and so on.

Focus on the material

From India to the British Empire

Historically, its production appeared for the first time in the Indian paeninsula around the 3rd millennium BC. It was expecially traceable in the Bengal culture, and between India and the modern Bangladesh.

From XVII to XIX century, the British Empire colonization started to trade jute and set up an industry that boomed and widespreaded all over Europe during and after the Industrial Revolution.

The golden fiber

Jute ha physical features that make it a reliable and green material.

First of all, it’s 100% reusable and recyclable; moreover, it use slow level of pesticide and fertilizers. For this reason, it is cheaper and sustainable. It has tensile strength, extensibility and it can be blended with other fibers to improve its characteristics.

That’s why it is still used after 5 millennia!