Jute reaches maturity in less than 6 months and offers large crop yield for the area of land it’s grown upon. This efficiency of growth means less land is required compared to other crops and therefore reduces the need to encroach upon wilderness and natural habitats.
It is grown without the need to use pesticide or fertiliser. Jute requires very little of them compared to other crops it absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and releases oxygen at a rate much higher than most trees.
The largest single producer of the world's organic cotton supply is India, which accounts for half of the organic cotton sold globally.
Organic cotton is better than normal cotton because it is much more sustainable. It uses no chemicals, fertilizers or pesticides to produce, protecting local habitats and the farmers which grow it. It also uses less water, preserves soil quality, and limits soil erosion.
Natural raffia is a straw-like material that is gained from a palm tree. Its origin is Madagascar, but over the years raffia palm trees can be found in other parts of Eastern Africa too after successful transplantation.
To create the raffia fibre, local collectors cut the raffia palm tree’s leaves vertically and give them a nice little sunbath to dry. They turn into strands and the green colour of the fresh raffia palm leaves turns into beige raffia strings.