Jute (Spec. Corchorus) is cropped in two varieties: C. capsularis ("WHITE JUTE") and C. olitorius ("TOSSA JUTE"). They are called
"golden fibres" because of their color (off-white to brown) and high cash value. They are commonly used for yarn and paper production. For more details of TOSSA
JUTE please click here.
The name MESTA is commonly used for both, Hibiscus cannabinus and Hibiscus sabdariffa. Both belong to the family of
Malvaceae. H. cannabinus is popular in the Western world as "KENAF", H. sabdariffa is known as "ROSELLA". Fibres from Hibiscus spec. are brigther than Jute and are used to produce yarns,
speciality paper and non-wovens commonly used in automotiv industry.