Jute is a natural fiber used for sacking, yarns, geotextiles, packaging and many textile applications. Some textile applications include the manufacture of curtain, chair covers, rugs and carpet backing. Jute also may be combined with wool and to make imitation silk.
Jute's geotextile uses are as erosion control and to enforce embankments. In agriculture, it serves as a protective covering for rooting plants. Jute is suitable for this application because it is biodegradable. Another of its application is as a substitute for wood in the pulp and paper industries.
Jute comes from either the white jute or tossa jute plant. This is an annual plant that grows in tropical areas and is cultivated as a fiber crop. The bark from the jute plant is utilized to fabricate these jute products.