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About us

About us

Traditional quality

The Natural Bag Company was started by Simon Pritchard in 2005, following a long family tradition in jute and is based in Dundee, a city famous for its jute heritage.

Back in 1911, Dundee was world famous for jute production and known as Juteopolis, with dozens of mills across the city. Simon’s great grandfather, J Mackenzie Stewart, began the family’s long connection with jute at that time by importing raw jute for the Dundee mills. The business continued under the leadership of Simon’s grandfather from the 1940s through to the late 1980s.

A 1911 sale of raw jute to Cox Bros. whose Camperdown Jute Mill in Dundee was once the largest in the World.

Simon joined the business in 1983, learning the jute trade through spending time working in jute mills in Bangladesh. As the traditional main jute products of twine and gunny sacks were being replaced with synthetic alternatives towards the end of the 1990s, Simon looked for a different emphasis for this fantastic material. And so he started The Natural Bag Company supplying high quality, ethically sourced jute bags from India to the UK market.

Flexible modern service

The Natural Bag Company operates from an office and warehouse in Dundee and has its own in-house print facility. This dedicated resource gives us great flexibility over meeting customers’ printed jute bag requirements with minimum printed orders of just 50 bags and quick turnaround and delivery options.

Our great bags are backed up by our brilliant team, who have worked hard to earn our reputation for attention to detail and for making the whole design and buying process simple and stress free.

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Many thanks again for such great service (and patience!) - the bags are fab!

St Thomas Primary School

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