Fair Trade Jute-History


Fair Trade Jute-History

Bangladesh has long been a centre for jute production since the 17th Century. The tall, reedy, jute plant particularly loves the rich soil there. Used originally to make sacks for coffee & tea, as well as sandbags in WW1-it is a really durable fibre.
We love working with Fair Trade artisans wherever we can; as our business grows, so does theirs which makes us really happy. The jute is incredibly popular (even the National Trust buy it from us, shhh.) We were trying to edit colours from the collection but instead have added even more as demand continues.
For this autumn/winter we have some lovely orangey & green tones such as Brick Dust, Tangerine, Leek & Olive. These all look really cosy & warming. All of our colours are derived from the original 1931 colour dictionary, created to help standardise all colours -talk about a mission!
Revived by us, we are here to complete that mission for the 21st Century with both colour & sustainability in our works.