Jute - History and Uses

Jute used in pot plant holders

Jute is a long, soft, shiny vegetable fibre that can be spun into coarse, strong threads. It is produced from plants in the genus Corchorus, which has been classified in the family Tiliaceae, or more recently in Malvaceae.

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Jute cultivation

A field of Jute


Jute is one of the most important natural fibers after cotton in terms of cultivation and usage. Cultivation is dependent on the climate, season, and soil. Almost 85% of the world’s jute cultivation is concentrated in the Ganges delta.

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Jute - A Natural Fibre

A field of Jute

The plant

Jute is extracted from the bark of the white jute plant, Corchorus capsularis and to a lesser extent from tossa jute (C. olitorius). It flourishes in tropical lowland areas with humidity of 60% to 90%. A hectare of jute plants consumes about 15 . . . → Read More: Jute – A Natural Fibre