Wondering what jute is? You’re in the right place! On a day to day basis we have customers coming to us looking for hessian bags and they don’t really understand what jute is. Globally a lot of different terms are used to describe the fabric manufactured from the jute plant. Let’s clear up the confusion and look at what exactly jute, hessian and to throw another term into the mix is burlap. Before these fabrics became popular in the bag industry, they were used to create all sorts of different products, from carpet backing to soldiers uniforms!