What are the sources of natural fibers

Environmental guide natural fibers

jute

From sowing to the finished woven fabric, jute is the most environmentally friendly natural fiber. The jute plant is characterized by its high ecological adaptability and thrives on salty soils, for example. The plant is resistant to climatic extremes, pests and diseases.

The industrial effort for the production of jute is low compared to cotton. While jute is only sprinkled with water during weaving, the cotton has to be washed, boiled and bleached. Jute is biodegradable and recyclable.

cotton

The water consumption when growing cotton is extremely high. Due to the low resistance of the plant, cotton cultivation is also characterized by heavy use of pesticides. The processing of the raw material into fabric is complex and includes washing, cooking, bleaching, starch and often other chemical treatment.

Re-bag ® recommends organic cotton and the repeated reuse of cotton bags and sacks. This also makes cotton an environmentally friendly product.

paper

Paper, cardboard, and cardboard are all made from wood. Re-bag ® obtains the pulp from factories with international certification for sustainable management.

We recommend paper from sustainable sources.

Recommendation pyramid for textile natural fibers

  1. Colored cotton
  2. Bleached cotton
  3. Natural cotton
  4. Jute and organic cotton

The greatest contribution we can make to making bags environmentally friendly is reusing them frequently ... and that is entirely up to you.