Indian heritage on Jute fibre blog – Handmantra

Jute is known as the second most essential Natural Fibre after cotton. Jute fibre is a name of the plant that is also bio-degradable. Also, used to make hessian, burlap and gunny cloth.


The well-known name for jute is Golden Fiber due to its golden colour & high monetary value. Jute, the vegetable fibre is a soft, shiny and long fibre that can be easily spun into coarse or strong threads.

It is a yearly crop grown for the most part of the year in India on the fertile Ganges Delta. 90% of the world’s jute is reaped in Bangladesh and the rest in India. The mechanical term for jute fibre is crude jute. The strands are greyish to brown, and about 1-4 meters (3-13 feet) long. It has been a source of income and livelihood to many in West Bengal for several decades.

The jute industry has approximately 3.5 lakh workers and around 40 lakh farmers who are involved in the production of raw jute. It can be grown organically and is a good substitute for plastic. The crop has been gaining popularity in western countries.

Curator of jute walks, Anil Bhutoria said, “The visitors will be taken on a guided tour of the jute mills, the contribution of jute in environmental conservation. At present, the jute industry has approximately 40 lakh farmers producing raw jute and a market of around Rs 10,000 crore.”

The trading history of jute items can be followed back to the seventeenth century, i.e. amid British Rule. The industry boomed all through the 18th and 19th centuries. However, this trade had generally stopped by around 1970 because of the rise of synthetic fibres. In the 21st century, Jute again rose to be an essential harvest for export around the world rather than synthetic fibre.

The big shots of India or better said the business tycoons such as the Tata, Birla & Mittal had jute items, to be traded and imported as their first business.


The biggest producer of Jute is India as its climate suits the jute cultivation well. Also it is Eco-friendly due to which jute and its products are accepted globally by environmentalists.

Shopping Bags are produced using hessian or sacking fabrics with handles, straps, chains in various shapes and measurements. They are utilized mainly for shopping in markets

They are blanched and enhanced with various creative outlines. Limited bags are made as a sample for the promotion for selling. Polyline/Polyamine bags are hessian or sacking sacks with a covered polythene film. nowadays have become quite popular among folks due to their regal design, vibrant hues, multitudinous size, shapes, cost-effectiveness and austerity.

Apart from rendering a traditional look, the bags look extremely classy and trendy. Nowadays jute bags are being used as an alternative to plastic bags since they offer great advantages over them.

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