Jute in India is diversified in view to meet the challenges posed by cheaper substitutes. This diversification has moved it up in haute couture and has developed an area of interest for the designers at International level too.


Introduction

Jute is a reliable material used as a substitute to plastic and wood. The development in technologies and incessant research has changed the silhouette of jute. Jute is a natural vegetable fibre that is extracted out of the stem of the plant. It is of great utility since the product is bio-degradable and environment friendly. India is known as the largest producer of jute products in the world. The jute sector in India is organized as well as consists of many cottage industries. Both contemporary jute mills and conventional handlooms spin good quality yarns and weave superior quality fabrics in striking colours and patterns. It follows the normal procedure of bleaching, dyeing and finishing of the products that guarantees customer contentment in terms of sheen and artistic features.


To curb the threats of synthetic, low quality and low priced products Jute products are being diversified into Jute handlooms and handicrafts, non-woven and engineering relevance, packaging, resistant plastic, combination jute, ornamental, Geo-jute and other products. Jute fabrics are used chiefly in home textiles like upholstery, furnishing, and blankets. Products like food grain bags based on RBO Technology are also made.

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