Ancient reports in fact state that the poor villagers of India used to wear dresses made of jute in the 16th century. Easy handlooms and hand spinning wheels were used by the weavers, who used to spin cotton yarns as well. Jute is a considerably popular fiber. Jute has over the years gradually become a fiber that has grown as popular as cotton if not succeeding it, thanks to the availability and several other endearing qualities.
Known for their stability and shine quality and beautifully combined with other natural fibers like Cotton and Silk, Jute Sarees have generated a wide range of forms and designs in brilliant colors and innovative prints. Furnishing a new look and perspective in seeking a viable alternate for cotton, Jute has similarly taken the creativity of the market. Jute is a natural vegetable fiber, with a golden and silky luster that is generally grown and economically available, and with its wide-ranging instances in mixtures with several different natural and artificial fibers, it has taken the world of fabrics by storm.
Jute can be mixed with other fibers, both synthetic and natural, and accepts cellulosic dye classes such as natural, basic, vat, sulfur, reactive, and color dyes. As the demand for natural luxury fibers increases, the demand for jute and other regular fibers that can be mixed with cotton will increase. Jute has numerous benefits as a home textile, either replacing cotton or mixing with it. It is a strong, long-lasting, color, and light-fast fiber. Its UV stability, sound and heat insulation, low thermal conduction, and anti-static characteristics make it a wise choice in home decor. Additionally, fabrics made of jute fibers are carbon dioxide neutral and naturally decomposable. These properties are also why jute can be used in high-performance technical textiles.
Jute fiber is 100% bio-degradable and recyclable and therefore environmentally friendly. Jute has low pesticide and compost needs. It is the cheapest vegetable fiber gained from the bast or skin of the plant's stem and the second most significant vegetable fiber after cotton, in terms of usage, global consumption, production, and availability.
By improving, methods in cultivation India has managed to become the largest producer or cultivator in the world. Its production methods being fairly advanced, India has also managed to be at the top for its quality jute products. Moreover, with the use of jute as packing material by raw, India has also become the largest consumer of jute in the world.
Bangladesh is the second-largest producer of jute fiber, having been overhauled by India. The Jat Area, popular for the highest quality of jute fiber is located in Bangladesh. Hence, Bangladesh can supply the highest quality of jute fiber in the world. Nevertheless, Bangladesh falls behind its competitors in applying recent technological advancements. In terms of the world export of jute fiber, Bangladesh's share is more than 70%, which makes Bangladesh the largest exporter of jute fiber in the world.
China is the third-largest in terms of jute cultivation. Due to China's huge population, the Chinese are not highlighting the cultivation of jute, as it clashes with other necessary crops. Due to modern effective agriculture, they have the highest yield of jute fiber in the world.