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Bennetts Jute Bags

The Natural Bag Co Ltd and McGregor Balfour (Textiles) Ltd the last 2 family run jute businesses in UK have merged.

Sandra – owner of McGregor Balfour (Textiles) Ltd and trading as J Funerals has lived in Calcutta and still makes frequent visits to India sourcing the jute needed for her funeral products.  She is often asked to give talks to different organisations regarding her visits to India and Bangladesh.  Sandra speaks the language and the company only deals with ethically managed mills.

She has a passion for jute and making new products.

There are now over 700 uses for jute and recently Sandra brought back a pair of hot-pants – lined of course – to show some students – Bolywood!!

For each bag sold a donation is given back to the Calcutta rescue fund.