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Jutton


Jutton a type of fabric produced by mixing jute and cotton fibres. The process involves blending jute and cotton fibers in definite proportion to generate a new kind of textile product that can act as a substitute for cotton textile. Similar techniques have been adapted for blending jute with other synthetic and natural fibers. A wide range of jutton products was evolved by scientists of the bangladesh jute research institute (BJRI) in 1970.

The products evolved include: printed, dyed, and simple white clothes of different shades, colours, and designs; lungi, sari, gamcha, various furnishing fabrics, bed sheets, bed covers and other decorative products; and shirts, trousers, coats and other form of clothing. These products were technically quite substantive. After yarn production, fabrications were also made through weavers by hand looms and power looms. However, the products were non-profitable, as the production cost due to the involvement of various treatments became higher. [ABM Abdullah]

See also cotton; fibre crop.