29 Dec Trend Alert: Jute in Home Textiles
Jute in home textiles is a great organic supplement to other synthetic fabrics. Jute is produced from plants, primarily ceullose and lignin. It is known to be one of the most affordable natural fibres. Interestingly, they begin by being long, soft and shiny fibre that are then spun to be made coarse and strong threads.
India is the largest producer of Jute in the world, it’s origins state that in the 1590’s poor Indian villagers used to spin jute on simple handlooms to make clothes and use them for household purposes.
How is Jute produced?
Jute is cultivated in farms and require a lot of rainfall and little fertilizers. The fibre is extracted from the stem of the crop – the outer skin. These stems are first bundled and immersed in slow running water, this process is called retting. Stripping, the next step, involves non fibrous matter being separated. After all of this, the actual jute fibre is pulled out from inside the stem of the plant.
Jute in Home Textiles
Jute has a variety of uses, but it is slowly making its mark in the home furnishings space globally. Jute is popularly available in off-white to brown colours and it often known as ”the golden fibre’. This golden fibre is now used in rugs, table mats, cushion covers, table runners and more.
Advantages of using Jute in Home Textiles
Jute as a home textile is a strong, durable, colour and light-fast fiber. Its natural UV protection, sound and heat insulation, low thermal conduction and anti-static properties make it a a great home furnishings fabric.
Environment Friendly Factors of Jute
Jute is naturally decomposable. It can be grown in 4 to 6 months. When jute is cultivated, it also produces a cellulose from the jute hurd – which is an inner woody core – that contributes to demand of wood around the globe.
Uses of Jute in Home Textiles