Our rugs and table top accents are made from 100% organic jute, perfect for the environmentally conscious, like yourself. Jute is a reed, like bamboo, that grows best in fertile delta soil. And like bamboo, it grows quickly so it can be replenished and used sustainably. It is possible to cultivate three jute crops annually! Our jute is also grown 100% organically!
The Jute plant is harvested then split open to expose the inner fibers. The inner fibers of the Jute stalk are very soft and after retting, cleaning and combing they are spun into yarn. The natural sheen of jute fiber retains the look of fine silk.
Jute is one of the strongest fibers known to man! It was used on seagoing ships before the invention of steel cables. Woven into rugs, jute fibers provide lasting beauty and strength. They withstand commercial use and can last a lifetime in the home, but is also biodegradable so it will return back to mother nature when it is time.
Natural jute fiber is safer to use in any home with children or pets over synthetic rugs constructed with man made fibers of petrochemical sources. Other natural fiber braided rugs like wool are often treated with chemicals for moth proofing. Jute rugs are naturally moth proof and create a more allergen free home.