Jute is a natural fibre, and one of the strongest around. Due to its colour and cost-effectiveness, jute is also referred to as the ‘Golden Fibre’. It is a natural product that grows fully in 5-7 months up to 4 meters long. It's easy to produce, inexhaustible and biodegradable. It is the second most common fibre grown and used across the world after cotton.
But the best thing about jute is that it uses way less water to produce and the production of jute is much more eco-friendly than any other fabric. Nowadays, with a growing concern about environmental pollution, the importance of jute has revived and diversified jute products are becoming more and more valuable to the consumer today. Among these are espadrilles, soft sweaters and cardigans, floor coverings, home textiles, high performance technical textiles, geotextiles, composites, and more.
With India being the world's largest producer of jute, the jute industry plays a predominant role in India’s economy by generating employment, earning foreign exchange, solving many of the socio-economic problems, etc...
The Hooghly Mills factory is one of the many jute mill factories in West Bengal and with its total of 16.000 employees, spread over all their different jute mills, it’s one of the largest employers in West Bengal states. The factory produces jute bags for agricultural use, Jute bags for coffee packing, jute cloth for furnishing, etc.
Hooghly Mills Factory in Kolkata, India, 2014