Natural is the popular trend. We look for natural ingredients in our food, our cosmetics, skin care products and also in our homes.
One of the most affordable and the second most imported natural fibers, is jute. Jute is a long soft shiny vegetable fiber that can be spun into coarse strong threads.
We see jute fashionably in handbags, shoes, belts, and even jewelry:
Jute is used in our homes in rugs, baskets, pillows, lampshades, and furniture:
We have some trendy new trims from Brimar to share with you. Made of jute, these trims can be added to the edge of draperies, pillows, cornices, valances, and be used as tiebacks:
Open weave band trim –
Brush trim –
Cord and ball tassel trim –
Jute is second in usage, production and import only to cotton as far as vegetable fibers go. 95% of this totally biodegradable and recyclable natural fiber come from the tropical lowlands of India and Bangladesh. The plants need almost no fertilization or pesticide treatments to help them grow during the 120 day cycle.
Carole Fabrics has an entire designer fabric collection celebrating jute. Here are a few of the fabrics in that collection:
We used Carol Fabric’s Gilwen, in Coffee Bean for this drape in a client’s guest bath and the tieback is also made of jute from D’Kei:
Natural trendy jute could be a great choice for your home décor as well.
If you would like Kim to show you some of the new fabrics and trims made from jute in the comfort of your home, email – email@example.com or call 513-398-5798 today to set up an appointment.
If you would be interested in more information on natural fibers you can revisit a blog we posted previously by clicking here.