All of us want to do our bit to save the environment. It is not easy to do so as our lifestyles are guided by consumption. The more we consume the more damage we cause to the environment. Many people are not even aware of the amount of damage they are rendering to the environment due to their unsustainable lifestyles. But it is essential that we learn to co-exist in harmon y with the ecosystem and one place to start is at home.
Choosing eco-friendly home furnishings and accessories is a great way to do our part. Jute, for example, has indeed been a revelation for designers all around the world and is popularly put to use to create home décor items and accessories, furnishing, upholstery and wall hangings, besides other things.
One of the most cost effective and durable products, jute chiefly grows in the wet regions of India and Bangladesh. One of the best things about jute is that this crop grows very fast. It is also very easy to grow and does not consume a lot of water. It is quite cheap to farm and can be grown on a very small farm – two very important reasons why these countries are amongst world’s biggest producers of jute.
As jute provides so many advantages it is mostly grown by farmers and poor communities. Jute products mostly have a ready market and therefore ensure some security to the farmers and their families. At the same time, these products are eco-friendly and biodegradable. This makes them an excellent choice to grow as they can be recycled and re-used multiple times.
There are many communities that are getting special help and assistance to grow this environmentally friendly crop. Many women are also actively involved in the growth and cultivation of the jute crop. This ensures that women stand to benefit from the income generated through jute. It has in fact empowered a lot of women in rural areas or those hailing from poorer and backward communities in not only gaining financial independence but also becoming the bread winners for their families.
At the same time, jute products are renowned for their strength and durability. There are many jute products and they sell in the markets like hot cakes. Most of the places selling home furnishings stock a wide variety of jute products, and your home will not only look great, but you will feel great too for helping save the planet.