Fairtrade jute shoulder bag in mosaic print.
Fairtrade jute shoulder bag in green leaf print.

Jute Shoulder Bag

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Regular price $29.99 Sale

This sweet little shoulder bag is natural and made from heavy jute fabric.

This jute shoulder bag is available in two designs:

  • Green leaf print
  • Mosaic print

Features:

  • YKK Zip Closure
  • Small inside pocket for keys or phone
  • Shoulder strap
  • Lined with plain calico

Size:
20 x 25 cm

What is Jute?
Jute is a long, soft, shiny vegetable fiber that can be spun into coarse, strong threads. It is one of the most affordable natural fibers in existence and is second only to cotton in amount produced and variety of uses. India has the ideal climate for growing jute and as a result is the world's largest producer.

Why Jute?
Jute is a rain-fed crop with little need for fertilizer or pesticides, in contrast to cotton's heavy requirements. Fabrics made with jute fibers are carbon-dioxide neutral and naturally compostable in your home compost system. Jute can be grown in 4–6 months with a huge amount of cellulose being produced from the jute hurd (inner woody core of the jute stem) that can meet most of the wood needs of the world. Jute is the most environmentally friendly fiber and expired fibers can be recycled more than once.

Fairtrade:
This is a fairtrade product handmade by female artisans working with Action Bag Handcrafts at Saidpur Enterprises in Northern Bangladesh. Saidpur Enterprises works with women artisans to develop business and leadership skills in an area with few other opportunities. Of the women who have been employed over the years, more than 1,500 have left to start their own small businesses.