About Jute 2018-04-12T05:56:38+00:00

Jute, Juco and Cotton

KRISHNA HESSIANS is a supplier and manufacturer of Jute, Cotton and Juco bags with years of experience within the industry. We are quite often asked, ‘What is the difference between Jute, Juco and Cotton?’. The short guide below will help explain the differences and aid you in making the correct choice in deciding what bag suits you the best.

What is Jute?

Jute is the second most important vegetable fibre after cotton, not only for cultivation but also for various uses.

Jute is also referred to as burlap or hessian, and can be blended with other fibres both synthetic & natural, and accepts natural, reactive and pigment dyes. Jute fabric can be made into many things including jute fabric bags and jute is one of the most affordable natural fibres that can be spun into coarse, strong threads.  It is 100% bio-degradable.

What is Cotton?

Cotton is a natural fibre that grows on the seed of the cotton plant. It is the world’s most produced natural fibre and is fast becoming a very popular material for bag production. Cotton is versatile and once spun, this fibre creates a tightly woven, lightweight, breathable texture that looks stunning. In addition, in a heavier weight cotton is extremely durable. When it comes to printing, the tight weave of a cotton or cotton canvas bag allows for a lot more detail to be applied.

What is Juco?

Juco is a smart, versatile and increasingly popular new ecological fabric. The fine blend of both jute and cotton give juco an edge on both materials, by taking the most beneficial properties of each it offers an ecological alternative to cotton and canvas bags. Juco brings together the tighter weave of a cotton bag and the hard-wearing durability found in traditional jute bags. The result is smooth to touch and can take much more detail from a printing perspective. Juco also has a longer lifespan and most importantly, is environment-friendly. We consider our high quality juco bag range to be the most natural, ecologically-sustainable way to address the ‘single-use carrier bag problem’.