Jute is a natural plant Fiber that comes from either of two species of Corchorus plants—C. capsularis and C. olitorius, including both tossa and daisee varieties—belonging to the hibiscus, or mallow, family (Malvaceae), and their Fiber. These plants are indigenous to tropical and subtropical environments around the world, like Asia (mostly in Bangladesh, India and China) and South America. Once extracted from the crops, jute is spun into strong, coarse threads and then used to weave various fabrics. It’s ubiquitous in the world and used in every industry. It’s one of the most affordable and sustainable natural plant Fibers still in use today. When it comes to the world’s supply of textile Fibers, jute is second only to cotton.