Jute is not a "Golden Fiber" for nothing. One great edge of jute textiles over other fabrics is its biodegradable attribute, which counts it among the environment friendly products. The increasing environmental conscious users cannot miss on jute.
For one, jute textile is a natural versatile fiber, which like cotton and flax has a good resistance to microorganisms and insects.
Although moisture increases the speed of deterioration, dry jute textile will last for a very long time.
That is why jute textiles are favored for its sturdiness, high tensile strength, low extensibility and its natural resistance to fire and heat.
And when in actual usage, jute textiles never fail. No wonder jute is widely used in the manufacture of linoleum and carpets for backing or base fabric.
Also, the woven quality of jute fabric, to include the somewhat
rough and coarse texture, brings a unique impression.
Manufacturers of floor coverings, home furnishings, made up items, handicrafts, shopping bags, soft luggage and garments and the latest kind of fashion wear are utilizing this distinctiveness to a great advantage.
The popularity of jute textiles coupled with large-scale awareness is bringing good returns to the jute industry in India.
The thrust of the jute sector today is to actually established
m ore jute raw material plants and training centers. A more helpful move in the development of the jute industry in the country would be the establishment of technology mission on jute.