Fiber of the Future- Jute Handicrafts

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India is known for its rich culture and ethnicity. The handicrafts made here are in demand all over the world. Handicrafts are the piece of decorative or useful works made using hands or simple tools only. It is the chief sector of traditional crafts and applies to a wide variety of creative activities including working with textiles. One such textile includes jute. Many rural families still earn their livelihood only from the handicrafts they make.

Jute is a strong and durable natural fiber. It is 100% biodegradable and recyclable. It is known as the “Golden fiber” because of its shiny appearance and somewhat golden color. Cultivated in the eastern states of the country with Bengal being its highest producer, Jute is one of the most affordable fibers used in the manufacturing of various products and handicrafts all over the world. India is the largest producer of jute and jute products. India is also home to many skillful and trained people who excellently cater to the demands of the buyer of Jute products.

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Jute bags

Jute bags are increasingly becoming popular among people of all age groups. They come in various designs and sizes. As opposed to polythene bags, jute bags are eco-friendly in nature and hence are encouraged by the Government to reduce the amount of ever increasing pollution caused due to plastics. They are available in various colors and can be customized according to the buyer’s wish.  Jute bags are also very durable and can be used to keep heavy and sharp objects which are not possible with poly bags. Jute is also used to make low-cost gunny bags which are used for transporting pulses, rice, cement, vegetables etc. Such bags are made from the lowest quality of Jute fibers.

Jute Home Decor

Jute has also made its way to the home decor section. Designers are experimenting with various handmade jute products like the wall hanging, lampshades, mattress, door mats, flower pots, photo frames, wall decor, jute rope chandelier etc. to make the interiors look more appealing and at the same time, giving them an ethnic touch. These handicrafts are easy on the pocket of the buyers and also maintenance friendly. The items made from jute can be washed easily without any tension of damage thereby easing the cleaning problems. Jute handicrafts give a peaceful look to the interior, be it your home, office, a restaurant, hotel rooms etc.

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Other jute handicrafts include footwear, jewelry, wine bottle bags, wristbands, phone covers, boxes, trays, napkin rings, coasters etc. All these handicrafts have great demand in the national as well as international markets.

Jute handicrafts are a big support for the rural people. The increasing demand of jute globally has reduced financial problems of the farmers. Farmers growing jute are getting enough returns to run their family. The workers making jute handicrafts are also able to survive with one job because of the boom in jute industry.

 

~Aaliya Khan