Jute fibers are notable for their strength when dry and affordability as a sustainable fiber. A glossy fiber from a plant, jute is seen most often in sacks, rope, twine and as backing on carpeting. It is finding its way into clothing as a great looking breathable fabric that does not wrinkle as much as linen.
Jute's limiting factor is that is greatly weakened in water. You will often find it combined with other fibers to add strength during cleaning. Dry cleaning is recommended for any structured garment. If you must wash jute items, hand wash in cool water using a mild soap. Stains should be treated with a stain-remover. NOTE: any washing or stain removal may change the color of the fabric. Air dry or line dry for best results.
Before ironing, stretch the damp garment to its natural size and shape. Use a low heat iron and turn the garment inside out to prevent any pressing marks and preserve the natural weave.
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