jute

August 12, 2022
August 12, 2022

Scanty rainfall affects jute retting

Growers are facing trouble in retting raw jute as a lack of rainfall has reduced the availability of natural waterbodies, affecting the quality of the eco-friendly fibre being produced, according to farmers.

July 7, 2022
July 7, 2022

A history of this subcontinent, woven in jute

The book reveals how in mid-19th century colonial East Bengal jute first emerged “as a global commodity”

June 27, 2022
June 27, 2022

SutarKabbo — Weaving dreams into reality

Bangladeshi weavers and artisans are a powerhouse of talent and creativity. Although especially known for their Nakshi Kantha needlework, they excel at most other traditional, artistic forms of stitching as well. Four old friends, Shirajum Munira, Fardous Ahmed, Rahmatul Alam and Nusrat Jahan, recognised the strength in this ancient heritage and instantly knew what they had to do, to lend due recognition and visibility to artisans and their work. They decided to form SutarKabbo, an establishment where rural craftswomen would be trained to create quality handicrafts and sustain their livelihoods through their skills.

June 16, 2022
June 16, 2022

Jute, Bangladesh and a new narrative

In the pursuit of something trendy, something easy and affordable, we are losing sight of one crucial aspect: sustainability. Bangladesh’s high jute production presents an excellent opportunity for us to step in and re-capture a market that is constantly in need. Although the Golden Era for jute — the Golden Fibre — is spoken in past tense, based on current global demand and as nations come together to create a sustainable future — a second coming is just across the horizon. 

June 2, 2022
June 2, 2022

Tax rates for all exporters likely to be uniform

Exporters of all sectors will likely get corporate tax rates equal to that of garment exporters from the next fiscal year, said officials of the finance ministry, which plans to encourage the diversification of Bangladesh’s export basket by affording this benefit.

March 7, 2018
March 7, 2018

Work to tap potentials of jute: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged all to work sincerely for unlocking the huge potentials of jute and jute products.

March 6, 2018
March 6, 2018

JUTE DAY TODAY: Reality vs labour law

Every time he extends his hands to seek alms, Sohrab Hossain, 63, looks embarrassed. Begging has never been his livelihood; it is now.

March 9, 2017
March 9, 2017

Govt trying to restore glory of jute: PM

The present government has been making constant efforts to restore the lost glory of jute, reclaiming its repute of being the country's "golden fibre", Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says.

August 17, 2016
August 17, 2016

Good yield of jute

We are heartened by the news of a good yield of jute and also of the farmers receiving remunerative prices this year.

April 12, 2016
April 12, 2016

Jute sector gets Tk 1,000cr boost

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked the finance ministry to allocate Tk 1,000 crore to the textiles and jute ministry for arrear salaries and wages of jute mill workers and modernisation of the state-owned jute mills to make them profitable.