Jute is one of the most trending materials in interior textiles. It’s an ecological but also very practical material. Lately many have fallen in love with jute for its’ natural, rough look, which complements many different kinds of home decors. But what kind of material is jute actually and how should a jute rug be taken care of?
Jute is a long and soft vegetable fiber that grows to its’ full length in only 120 days. Jute can be grown without pesticides or fertilizers. The water footprint of jute is also quite small as jute is grown in monsoon climate areas and is thus rain-fed. For these reasons, jute is one of the most ecological natural materials available.
The jute Finarte is using is from India, nearby from where our jute rugs are woven by the local artisans.
The best features of jute are durability and practicality. Jute is naturally multicolored and the color of a jute fiber can vary from off-white to brown. That’s why jute rug is very good at hiding the stains and dirt on it. For its’ strength and robustness, jute is especially apt for entryways and in families with pets.
Jute has a unique rough look, but it’s actually softer to touch than it might seem. It also has a slightly shimmering, silky look. Our Harvest rug is a perfect example of the beauty of jute.
Jute is easily taken care by vacuuming. We always recommend washing our rugs at the laundry, but you can also wash a small jute rug at home. The most important thing about washing jute is that you don’t soak the rug in water and that it is rinsed carefully. Wet rug shouldn’t be wrapped in roll and fold or it could lose its shape. The wet rug should be shaped to its original form and dry in as airy and shaded place as possible. To wash a larger jute rug, we recommend dry cleaning at a professional laundry.