Did you know jute is commonly known as “earth rugs”… Jute is one of the strongest fibers known to man! It was used on seagoing ships before the invention of steal cables. Woven into rugs, jute fibers provide lasting beauty and strength. They withstand commercial use and can last a lifetime in the home. They are harvested from the bamboo-like jute plant. Jute has natural water repellent characteristics. Jute is a reed that naturally grows in water. Water cannot damage a rug woven from jute fiber. Water simply beads up to the service.
Just like other fine rugs, they can be cleaned with soap and water, with a mild carpet shampoo or commercially dry-cleaned. Cleaning enhances the beauty of these rugs. Vacuum normally. Do not machine wash.
Jute plants are fast growing and do not require fertilizer or pesticides, which makes their production environmentally friendly.
- Jute rugs are also environmentally friendly because they are recyclable and biodegradable.
- It’s one of the strongest natural fibers in the world, so jute rugs are hardwearing and long lasting.
- It’s naturally shiny, holds dyes well and is colorfast. So jute rugs come in a wide variety of patterns and colors that will resist fading.
- Jute rugs are relatively inexpensive due to the low cost of jute, which is one of the most widely grown and cheapest natural fibers available.
- Unlike many synthetic rugs, jute rugs have natural anti-static properties.