An introduction to Jute and its positioning in the Indian societal eco-system
Jute, the fibre with golden hue is the second most important natural cellulosic fibre after cotton in terms of usage, global consumption, production and availability. India is the largest raw jute producing country in the world. The Jute Industry occupies an important place in the Indian Economy. The golden fibre Jute is beneficial for both man and nature. Jute being a cash crop benefits Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises as well as large Jute Mills engaged in manufacturing of eco-friendly Jute products in addition to food grain packaging. The endeavour has always been to get a better market and more value for their products. Jute also generates employment and gives boost to the rural economy by benefiting jute farmers, seed dealers, raw jute traders and intermediaries and of course jute stockists. Jute is a versatile natural fibre due to its physical and chemical properties such as high tensile strength, low extensibility, easy rotting capacity or biodegradability, better breathability, has immense environmental benefits in terms of producing 11 metric tons of oxygen per hectare of jute cultivation area per annum. The golden fibre Jute has an extensive role to play in making a greener, cleaner and sustainable planet for us by decreasing the environment pollution.
The emergence of eco-friendly Jute bags
Bags play an important role in our daily lives all the time. Whether it is school bag, shopping bag or office bag, it has a very crucial role in our lives. With the fast pace of modern life, bags do maintain a key position in our lives and have become ever more important both as a utility as well a fashion statement. Jute bag has gained an advantage as being an eco-friendlier choice in comparison to polypropylene and paper bags. A polypropylene bag, popularly known as plastic bag being made from petroleum and is non-biodegradable in nature. Whereas manufacturing of paper bag requires large quantities of wood acquired by cutting of trees, bags made out of versatile natural golden fibre Jute does not have these problems and are thereby being used widely for utility carrying purposes.
Versatile usage of Jute bags
Nowadays eco-friendly Jute bags stands out from all the rest. Jute has been used as a dominant material along with other natural materials – leather and cotton fabric which are synergized in an exclusive manner. This amalgamation of sustainable materials saves the dual purpose of enhancing the aesthetic appeal and functionality of modern class of nature-friendly biodegradable Jute Bag.
Vegan friendly Jute bag is essentially cost effective and high on convenience with aesthetic and style meeting day to day basic requirements of people from all walks of life. Reusable, environment-friendly and organic sustainable material, Jute, symbolizes sophistication and takes us to the next level. Due to good bleachability, dyability and printability along with moderate drapability Jute fabric can be used for making various types of bags like – Hand bag, Hobo bag, Tote bag, Duffle bag, Messenger bag, Backpack, Satchel, Doctor’s bag, Laptop Bag, Bucket bag, Bowler bag, Wristlet, Pouch, Clutch, Beach Bag, Shoulder bag, Mini audiere, Shopping/Grocery bag, Drawstring bag, Make up bags, Fold over Bags, Phone bag, Camera case bags, Baguette bags, Barrel Bag, Basket Bag, Fanny Pack, Kelly Bag, Lunch bag, Sports kit Bag, Yoga or Gym bag and so on.
JCI and its pursuits for JDP
India is rich in having golden fibre Jute which is ever glorious but during colonial period it slowly started washing down the rich culture of India. Now Indian Government has set up modern looms, machineries and industries for manufacturing, upgrading and enhancement of JDPs. JCI, a CPSE under the Ministry of Textile Govt. of India was setup in the year 1971 with the prime objective of providing Indian Jute Industry the best grade of raw jute fibre and also the best possible price to the farmers for their cultivation. JCI has been successfully fulfilling its role in the Indian Jute Industry since its inception.
It is known that the quality of any final product mainly depends on the quality of raw materials used. JCI has immense experience in providing good quality of raw jute these long years thus JCI has the best potential ability to cater Indian and global customers with the best quality of JDPs such as shopping bags, office stationary, home furnishing, table runners, mats, rugs, upholstery, hammock, etc.
Just as the way JCI has been successful for ensuring MSP to farmers, similarly JCI wants to trade eco-friendly Jute bags to nurture the significance of local artisan products and to safeguard the legacy of the Indian culture and heritage. JCI, being a government organization takes pride in facilitating the flourish and enhancement of Jute products in both Indian and global markets. JCI wants to showcase the unique jute handicrafts of the artisans in order to fetch them a remunerative pricing as well as recognition in the society. Keeping Indian market within the purview, a finished product in India has to pass through minimum 3 to 4 different hands before reaching the customer, thereby resulting in a hike in the price of final product and gives less remittance to the artisans. Therefore, JCI would like to curtail the intermediaries and act as a bridge between the artisans and customers by providing a platform to the artisans for developing modern designs and showcasing them to the potential customers which have been beyond their reach till now. JCI going full-fledged for jute diversified products would not only inculcate a greener and cleaner planet but would also be an extended support towards the livelihood of several artisans, women and self-help groups
USE JUTE, SAY NO TO PLASTICS AND REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT.