Did you know? Jute is a natural, 100% bio-degradable and recyclable textile fabric that is made from two varieties of plants: white jute and tossa jute. Jute can grow with very little need of chemical assistance in the form of fertilizer, herbicide or pesticide, so that means fewer chemicals are emptied into the soil.
It is the cheapest vegetable fiber procured from the bast or skin of the plant's stem and it is the second most important vegetable fiber after cotton, in terms of usage, global consumption, production, and availability.
It is a fast-growing seasonal crop (harvested between 120 days to 150 days from sowing) with high carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) assimilation rate. One hectare of jute plants can consume about 15 tons of CO 2 from the atmosphere and release about 11 tons of oxygen in the 100 days of the jute-growing season.
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