Easy to use, strong reuseable bag
Bags have 50cm padded cotton handles, is comfortable, even with a heavy load
Bags have a low density plastic lining, but this keeps the bag practical & easy to wipe clean
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Dimensions of Growlink Bag: 43 x 20 x 34 cm
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Jute is a natural vegetable fibre procured from the stem of the plants in the Corchorus family.
Known as "The Golden Fibre" due to its golden silky shine, it is strong, versatile & 100% biodegradable & mostly environmentally friendly fibre.
It is one of the most environmentally friendly fibres from seed to expired fibre.
It is the second most important vegetable fibre after cotton for cultivation & various uses.
Jute, also known as hessian or burlap, is used for sacking, cloth, twine & rope.
The fibres are woven into curtains, floor coverings, clothing & bags.
One hectare of Jute plants consumes over 15 tonnes of CO2, several times more than trees.
India & Bangladesh are the biggest producers of Jute with around 90% of the world's population.
Jute needs high temperatures & high humidity to thrive, so the best source is the Bengal Delta Plain in the Ganges Delta.
Jute is farmed using traditional methods & is one of the oldest industries in this region
The jute crop is rain fed with little need for fertilizers or pesticides & can growto a height of 3.65 metres in only 4 to 5 months
Once the flowers appear, harvesting begins
The stems are cut down, dried & then soaked in flowing water.
This process, called retting, dissolves the gum that holds the fibres together so that they can be extracted from within the stem.
The fibres are then woven.
Jute has been as integral part of Bengali culture for enturies.
Much of the raw jute was exported to the UK in the 19th & 20th centuries where it was processed in mills.
Production peaked in the 1950s & 1960s before a long decline in demand set in due to the development of synthetic materials which captured the market, forcing the closure of most mills.
Jute is cheap & cost effective, re-usable, long-lasting & durable.