Jute Toiletry Bag
A natural Jute bath bag... Jute is absolutely eco being one of the most affordable natural fibres, and second only to cotton in the amount produced and variety of uses. Jute is the name of the plant or fibre used to make burlap, hessian or gunny cloth. These Toiletry Bags are authentic, natural and eco, they're also naturally attractive looking.
Ancient Purity presents an all natural, eco way to carry your personal care items on the road, on adventure or to keep your things organised at home. We love Jute and its rustic feel, it is obtained from the plants Corchorus olitorius and Corchorus capsularis. These plants are native to the Indian subcontinent and are grown throughout the year. The jute fibres are mainly concentrated near the woody, central parts of the stalk. They are composed of cellulose and lignin, to make sure this bag really is Eco and lasts, so another one isn't made and sent over a few other things have been added to keep this bag hardy for adventures. Also it actually looks cool and natural, additionally to its long life its eco priced.
As you'll see pictured this bag will hold plenty, and at Ancient Purity we've got a whole lot of personal care items, when i go somewhere it's not just eco toothpaste i'm taking but Healing Balms, Incense, Essential Oils, it all goes in. The bag easily holds the lot it's size is H:11 W:30 D:10cm empty it weighs 75g. It needs to be hardy to last so added is laminated Jute identical to raw Jute and then an additional thin layer of Polypropylene (PP) has been applied to the inside of the bag to stiffen and protect the natural fibres, we don't want this to fall apart or you to buy another, it should withstand travelling around the world. The lamination creates a structured, solid, long-lasting bag. It has zip and side pocket with two loops so you can hang it up or swing it around on your finger whilst walking to the nearest waterfall for a shower.
Jute Personal Care / Travel Bath Bag
- Responsibly Made in India.
- Ample Travel Size.
- Sturdy PP reinforcement.
- Attractive Design.
- Holds all typical Toiletry items and more.
- Additonal Side Pocket.
- Side Loops for Hanging up.
- Lasts Forever if cared for, try not to get it wet, Adventure Ready or Organic Eco Home use.
Holding Your Favourite Personal Care Items
The Creation and Uses of Jute
The cultivation of Jute requires a warm and humid climate, plenty of rainfall, and well-drained, loamy soils. The interesting thing about growing jute is that it hardly needs fertilisers and pesticides. After the stems are harvested from the plant, they are subjected to ‘retting’, wherein they are steeped into slow running water for 10 to 30 days in order to allow for bacteria to dissolve the gummy materials holding the fibres together. After this, the non-fibrous matter of jute is scraped off in a process called ‘stripping’, and then the fibres are separated by beating the stem with a paddle. The separated fibres are then washed, dried, graded, and sent off to jute mills, where they are further processed to make jute yarn. The yarn is then used for the production of the various jute products.
Jute has endless uses from making clothes, ropes and household products in the ancient times, jute sandbags were exported from Bengal to the trenches during World War I. Subsequently, it was used for fishing, arms and construction industry. In the modern times, this versatile fibre is used for making household items such as carpets, sacks, rugs, coverlets for chairs etc. The more diversified use of jute includes products such as espadrilles that lend an element of glam to this otherwise humble fibre.
An Eco Creation
The Start of Jute
The British East India Company was the first trader of jute. In 1793, the Company exported around 100 tons of jute. When a shipment was sent to Dundee, Scotland, the flax spinners were anxious to learn whether jute could be processed mechanically. In the 1830’s, the Dundee spinners learned how to spin jute yarn by modifying their power-driven flax machinery. The rise of the jute industry in Dundee saw a corresponding increase in the production and export of raw jute from the Indian sub-continent. Calcutta (now Kolkata) was the hub for the raw materials. There was an abundant supply of labour as well as ample coal for power. The city was also conveniently located for international shipping. The first jute mill was established at Rishra, on the River Hooghly near Calcutta in 1855. By 1869, five mills were operating with 950 looms. By 1910, 38 companies exported more than a billion yards of cloth and over 450 million bags. By 1939, there were a total of 68,377 looms, concentrated mainly on the River Hooghly near Calcutta.
The earliest jute products made in Dundee were coarse bagging materials. With more experience, however, finer fabrics called burlap, or hessian were produced. After the fall of British Empire in India in 1947, most of the jute barons left India, though the industrial set-up for jute manufacturing remained. Most of these mills were taken over by the Marwari businessmen. East Pakistan lacked a Jute Industry but had the finest stock of the fibre. As political tension rose between India and Paksitan, the latter felt the need to setup their own jute industry. After the liberation of Bangladesh from Pakistan in 1971, most of the Pakistani owned jute mills were taken over by the government of Bangladesh. Eventually, the Bangladeshi government set up the Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation.
Travel in Eco Style with a Jute Personal Care Bag - Order Today
- Store your favourite personal care items in and head out on an adventurte.
- Brand: Ancient Purity.
- Material: Jute.
- Size: H:11 W:30 D:10cm.
- Weight: Empty 75g.
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