Jute 'The Golden Fibre'
Jute is a fantastic fibre, sustainable, 100% bio-degradable and recyclable.
No pesticides or fertilisers necessary for cultivation, which means it is possible to be grown by small family concerns in Bangladesh and India, usually selling through co-operatives. It can be planted quickly in flooded areas, such as the Bengal and Ganges deltas, and harvested in 4 to 6 months.
The coarse outer fibres are used for firewood, the leaves for food and the stems for fibres that are then used to make rope, hessian or burlap cloth and many yet to be discovered uses.
Being a natural plant fibre, Jute is affected by its environment. It will shrink a little when damp or wet conditions and will loosen when dry. It is best kept indoors or in a dry place, it isn't suitable for exterior use. (Poly Hemp would be a better choice for outdoors)
Jute is best kept clean by vacuuming. It is possible to wipe down with a damp cloth or sponge, and leave to dry naturally.
Our mats should be reshaped gently and left to dry flat.