What are jute bags made of and why are they a good promotional tool?

People often question what jute bags are made of. Well, the answer is ‘jute, of course!’

Much like cotton bags, jute bags are made from the plant fibre of which they are named after.  Jute is a natural vegetable fibre made from the outer stem and skin of the jute plant and is valued for its versatility and wide range of applications.

The majority of the jute produced worldwide comes from India as jute plants need a lot of water to grow, so the high humidity and monsoon climate found in some regions here are ideal for successful cultivation of the plant.

The most common use for jute fibre is of course to produce jute fabric, however it does also form part of other fabrics, including hessian and canvas. These fabrics are used for various applications such as clothing, upholstery and soft furnishings. With by-products being used in medicine, cosmetics and paints to name a few.

Is jute environmentally friendly?

As far as eco-friendly fibres go jute is a fantastic choice, but why is jute so green?

  • Jute fibre is entirely biodegradable and compostable
  • It is recyclable
  • Jute fabrics and bags are hard wearing, meaning they can be used over and over again
  • Jute can be grown without the need of chemicals
  • The plant reaches maturity very quickly and offers a large yield for the amount of space needed to grow it
  • The plants absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere

Printed jute bags

Bespoke printed jute bags, complete with your company logo, are the perfect promotional tool for any business.

Jute fabric is a sturdy and affordable choice for bags, and a promotional jute bag is guaranteed to be used again and again by its recipient, resulting in maximum return on investment on your advertising spend.

Whilst paper bags are a popular choice for printed bags, due to being low cost and taking to printing well, they are not always reused by consumers.  With their eco-friendly benefits jute bags offer you a way to promote your business whilst being more responsible for the world around you.