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What is Jute Fabric?

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Your Quick Reference Guide To Learning Everything You Need To Know About Jute Fabric

Unless you’re a true fabric fiend, then it’s likely that there are a number of different fabrics out there that you simply haven’t heard of. Perhaps you’re not familiar with what they are, where they come from, what they’re used for, and why they’re chosen over other fabrics that you have heard of.

With so many different fabrics to choose from, we figured we’d make things simple by introducing you to ten of the most widely used fabrics and going into detail regarding where they’re from, what they are, and what they’re used for.

Welcome to part 2 of this 10-part blog. Today, we’ll talk about everything you need to know about jute fabric.

What Is Jute Fabric?

Jute – although you might not realize it – is actually one of the most common fabrics around, only second to cotton! With that in mind, do you actually know where jute fabric comes from? As it turns out, jute fabric is a common fabric most often used for home goods and homewares.

Jute is the name of the plant that this fabric is derived from, but you might know it as “burlap.” Essentially, jute fabric is a tough, durable, and rough fabric that is most commonly found in products like carpets, window treatments, rugs, and even furniture covers. Likewise, “hessian” cloth, which is another, lighter form of jute fabric, is often used to make what you’d consider “burlap” bags and sacks.

As a natural fiber, jute is quite textured. If you’re familiar with a jute rope, jute furniture, or jute rugs, then you likely already know what to expect.

Jute DIY Placemat

What Is Jute Used For?

As mentioned earlier, jute fabric is commonly found in a number of household furnishings. In addition to that, jute has also become a rather trendy DIY craft material that people use to create a wide range of fun home crafts and projects. From DIY drink coasters, to accent wraps for home vases, jute is always a fun material to work with because it brings a unique, rustic element into your design aesthetic.

Let’s also not forget, jute is a relatively sustainable fabric because it’s so easy to produce. Not only that, but the fibers produced by jute plants are 100% biodegradable too.

Jute Coffee Bag

Everything You Need To Know

Before we finish off this blog, let’s recap. Jute fabric comes from the jute plant. The fibers are rough and textured, and they’re extremely durable. Typically, jute is found in everything from carpets and rugs, to ropes and yarns. In addition, jute is easy to grow, making it one of the most sustainable fabrics out there.

And with that, you know everything there is to know about jute.

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