Braided jute is most often use to make jute baskets - the braids are coiled or strung in various patterns and sewn together.
Jute fibre comes from the stem and the outer skin (also called the ribbon) of the jute plant.
Processing to make the fibre includes retting and stripping, drying and other processes as required.
The gathered jute fibre is twisted to form a single braid (or stand or ply), then the braids are braided to a required thickness.
Our hanks are 10 metres long and .5cm, 1cm or 2cm thickness.
The fibers are off-white to brown, sometimes golden and 1–4 metres long.
Jute like most plants can have good and bad seasons, with regional variations.
The braided hanks are useful to gardeners, crafters, decorators and for general projects around the home.
Our Fair Trade artisan group (pictured above) is located just out of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The gathered fibre is twisted to form a single braid, then the braids are braided to a required thickness.