SPICE FABRIC BAGS

Spice Fabric Bags

Jute Bags

also known as Hessian Bags, Gunny Bags or Burlap Bags

Jute has a very low carbon footprint compared to Cotton. All Jute can be termed as organic because it is grown wild and in a free range manner and needs almost no chemical or other help to grow. Gunny, Hessian or Burlap bags are all terms usually associated with loosely woven course jute, while the bags we make are made from finer jute yarns and a tighter weave. Jute is a "bast" fibre, meaning it is a fibre derived from the stem of the plant (unlike cotton which is made from the flower that grows on the plant). In this respect, jute is a cousin of linen, remie and hemp.

Lamination on Jute Bags

Jute bags are normally laminated internally to provide a “stiffness” to the bag structure. Jute is a very wide weave and therefore can “pull” if not laminated causing a bag to look a bit peculiar if something heavy has been left in one corner.

Jute by virtue of its natural coarseness has to have an open weave to allow it to be in a responsible weight. Weaving it tightly would render it unviably heavy. This weave with its natural malleability renders the bags made from it a little floppy. So a thin layer of plastic is often used to laminate it, which gives it stiffness and also renders it water resistant. To counter the ill-effects of the plastic, we have started using a D2W additive, made by a British company, to render it biodegradable.

Printing and designing on Jute Bags

The wide weave of jute can cause designers a few problems – as they MUST provide artwork which is bold and with large fonts. Small fonts or details will get lost in the “lack of” fabric.

In the above example you can compare how a bold text prints versus a smaller text, The smaller text isn't as legible and details fall through the weave. Thin lines cause the same problems as small text.

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