The golden fiber: 10 incredible benefits of jute in shoes

The golden fiber: 10 incredible benefits of jute in shoes

This vegetable fiber is in fashion, but what are the reasons that have given it this reputation as the sustainable fabric par excellence?

It is becoming more and more fashionable: according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, jute or golden fiber is a plant material extracted from the stem and bark of the Corchorus capsularis plant. It can be yellow, earthy or off-white, although it can be easily stained with many other shades. Jute is 100% organic, vegan, recyclable and biodegradable, making it perfect for those who follow a sustainable lifestyle. It is a versatile fiber, with a length of 1 to 4 meters, and is spun using the same procedure as flax or hemp. It can be mixed with other materials to enhance its characteristics, having application in multiple industries such as transport, automobiles, commerce or fashion. It is the yarn with the highest production and variety of use, only behind cotton. India and Bangladesh are the main producing countries, due to its monsoon climate, so suitable for this crop. Jute stands out mainly for its non-corrosive nature, great resistance to weight, thermal properties and its miniscule ecological impact. Although there are many more, these are the 10 main benefits of jute, both for the environment and for the feet of children and adults:

  1.  it grows quite fast, hardly needs any fertilizers or pesticides, and is good for the environment. A one-hectare jute plantation is much more efficient than cotton, and can absorb up to 15 tons of carbon dioxide, also releasing 11 tons of oxygen (more than any tree).
  2. It is beneficial for agriculture: jute does not require artificial irrigation, since it is nourished by rainwater. In its rotations, it enriches the soil, allowing crops such as rice to be harvested.
  3. This helps fight famines and improve agricultural efficiency. Supports local economies: being cultivated in India or Bangladesh as an alternative to synthetic and polluting materials, jute favors the development of poor rural areas in Asia, creating sustainable jobs, stopping the exodus to the cities and, incidentally, decongesting these.
  4. Reduces pollution: its use in objects such as sacks or bags minimizes the use of plastic. In addition, its combustion does not generate toxic gases.
  5. It is a resistant fiber: Jute is one of the strongest and most ferrous vegetable materials, being able to withstand high weights and having great durability, since it is very difficult to break.
  1. It is a versatile material: it can be produced in different weights, which is ideal for many types of designs and products. It can also be combined with other fibers, such as wool, and even imitate silk.
  2. Fights heat and humidity: this incredible plant is a powerful thermal and electrostatic insulator, as well as protecting the foot from humidity. For this reason, shoes with jute soles allow the skin to perspire and avoid irritation, keeping the feet fresh, without bacteria and without odours, thanks to its vegetable composition.
  3. Allows a very comfortable tread: Jute is very strong, avoiding breakage or any problem for our feet after long use. Jute soles are comfortable, flexible and resistant, something ideal for babies and children, with especially sensitive skin.
  4. It has therapeutic properties: thanks to that stable stride and great comfort, shoes with technology help us recover from injuries or rheumatic problems. In addition, they improve the circulatory irrigation of the legs, avoiding many health problems.
  5. It is 100% ecological: footwear made with jute is vegan, can be easily recycled and is biodegradable. Therefore, it decomposes completely at the end of its useful life cycle (which is what it is long-lived). Plastic derivatives, on the other hand, take 1,000 years to disappear.

Here are 10, but there are even more reasons to bet on jute for the important responsibility of protecting our feet and those of the little ones. It is one of the most beneficial fabrics for the environment, and it is also ideal for use at different times of the year.

In addition, wearing label shoes, with natural fabrics and without socks, has become a trend, as is the case with the soles and laces that we use in some of our models at Kikü, and that children and their families love so much. fathers.

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