Commonly known as jute, Corchorus capsularis is a tropical plant from which the fiber is extracted. Together with cotton, they are the two most commonly natural fiber worldwide used. Jute is also the name of the textile fibers extracted from another similar plant, Corchorus olitorius.
Several species can be exploited to produce it, but the mainly used are the Corchorus capsularis and Corchorus olitorius. Jute is a herbaceous plant, it attains a height of approximately 3-4 m and has a thickness of about 2 cm diameter. The leaves are petiolate, triangular blade of about 15 cm long and 5 cm wide, they are small and yellow. Jute fiber is extracted from the phloem vessels of the plant, which is located under the main stem.