Dimensions: Diameter 120cm
Material – Jute
Colour: Natural hessian
Introduce some natural style and country boho to your home with this beautiful, natural Jute Rug.
We think it also looks great on a garden porch/ veranda during the summertime!
Size approximately 120cm diameter
Why is Jute a sustainable product:
Jute is considered an eco fibre because just like soy, hemp and bamboo jute combats the negative impacts of cotton production.
It has a natural UV protection and grows without the use of fertilisers and pesticides
Not only is it completely biodegradeable but it is also a recyclable fibre.
It reaches maturity quickly, between 4 – 6months, making it an incredibly efficient source of renewable material, and therefore ‘sustainable’.
It relies on natural rainfall rather than extensive and hugely consuming irrigation systems.
Like bamboo, it absorbs carbon dioxide and releases oxygen much faster than trees.
Jute also enhances the fertility of the soil it grows on for future crops!
Jute fibre is 100% bio-degradable and recyclable and thus environmentally friendly. A hectare of jute plants consumes about 15 tonnes of carbon dioxide and releases 11 tonnes of oxygen
What Is Environmental Sustainability?
According to the United Nations (UN) World Commission on Environment and Development, environmental sustainability is about acting in a way that ensures future generations have the natural resources available to live an equal, if not better, way of life as current generations.
While it may not be universally accepted, the UN’s definition is pretty standard and has been expanded over the years to include perspectives on human needs and well-being, including non-economic variables, such as education and health, clean air and water, and the protection of natural beauty.
- Alternate definition: Environmental sustainability is the capacity to improve the quality of human life while living within the carrying capacity of the earth’s supporting ecosystems.
- Alternate definition: Environmental sustainability is about stabilizing the currently disruptive relationship between earth’s two most complex systems: human culture and the living world.
The first alternate definition comes from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the work of which is driven by the fact that global production and consumption patterns are destroying nature at persistent and dangerously high rates.2
As populations have increased and we have relied on the Earth’s natural resources—such as minerals, petroleum, coal, gas, and more—the Earth’s biodiversity and creatures, from birds to insects to mammals, have declined in number.
The second alternate definition was provided by environmentalist Paul Hawken, who has written about the realization (and the science behind it) that we are using and destroying the earth’s resources faster than they can be regenerated and replenished.