How is Jute Made?
During harvest the jute fibres are cut and bundled and the inner stem and outer fibres get separated. Once dry the outer fibres are taken to the jute mills to be woven into jute yarn.
Our jute baskets are made by weaving jute yarn around the raw inner jute stem - making a chunky and durable jute rope. We then coil this jute rope into our wonderful baskets, sewing the rope in place using sewing machines.
We’ve included coloured jute rope in our baskets too - all dyes used are of course azo free.
Why is Jute a Sustainable Material?
Low Environmental Impact
Jute can be recycled, will biodegrade in 1 to 2 years, and can even be composted.
Absorbs Carbon Dioxide
Jute absorbs Carbon Dioxide and releases Oxygen at a much faster rate than trees.
Our baskets make the very best of this wonderful and sustainable material - why make a simple jute sack when you can make a beautiful jute basket!
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