Working with jute, known as the golden fibre in Bangladesh, has a low impact on the environment since the processes from harvest to end product are using mainly hands not machines. The jute is hand picked and soaked in ponds before drying out on roads. The jute is then delivered to locations where it is dyed by hand and hand twisted ready for weaving to produce our colourful “word-bags”.
ute fibre is 100% bio-degradable and recyclable and thus environmentally friendly. A hectare of jute plants consumes about 15 tonnes of carbon dioxide and releases 11 tonnes of oxygen. Cultivating jute in crop rotations enriches the fertility of the soil for the next crop. Jute also does not generate toxic gases when burnt.
Another benefit of jute is that it is very strong- our bags can carry between 10 kgs -14 kgs. Each bag contains 450m of jute. Our jute bags are handmade and no machinery is used at all throughout the process, except for the dying. Only Azo free dyes are used.