Jute is a natural fiber with golden & silky shine, and hence nicknamed as The Golden Fiber. Here are some more interesting facts about Jute.
• Jute is the cheapest vegetable fiber procured from bast of the Jute plant and it falls into the category of bast fibers (other bast fibers are Flax, Hemp, Ramie, etc.)
• Jute is the second most important vegetable fiber after cotton.
• The best varieties of Jute are Bangla Tosha - Corchorus olitorius (Golden shine) & Bangla White - Corchorus capsularis (Whitish Shine), and Meshta or Kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus) is another species with fiber similar to Jute with medium quality.
• Raw Jute & Jute goods are interpreted as Burlap, Industrial Hemp, and Kenaf in some parts of the world. The best source of Jute in the world is the Bengal Delta Plain, which is occupied by Bangladesh and India.
• Jute is 100% bio-degradable & recyclable and thus environment friendly.