In the expanding market of geotextiles dominated by man-made varieties, Jute Geotextiles (JGT) has carved out a niche due to unique physical characteristics of jute fibres. Effectiveness of jute as a flexible packaging material is now well established. Excellent spinnability, high initial tensile strength, good permittivity and transmissivity, low extension- at-break, high roughness co-efficient, drapability are some of the properties that can match its man-made counterpart. Admittedly, durability of JGT is far lower than man-made geotextiles. But this is not technically discouraging in view of the fact that soil consolidation as a result of concurrent functioning of separation, filtration and drainage takes place within the effective life of JGT. Considering the fact that jute is a renewable resource unquestionably eco-compatible and abundantly available backed by a rich experience of the jute industry located in India, Bangladesh and China makes JGT an ideal technical textiles for addressing a host of geotechnical problems. This paper highlights the technical reasons that score over its counterpart as geotextile.