Burlap has held a number of different jobs over the years, and for a long time, none of them were very glamorous.
Farmers made their clothing from burlap during the Great Depression. It’s durable and breathable, which is why coffee companies use it to transport beans. During World War II, we fashioned camouflage netting from burlap. Communities all over the world have counted on burlap sacks filled with sand to protect them against flood waters.
But lately burlap has shifted beyond its utilitarian origins. The same versatility that allowed people to use it for clothing and shipping and flood protection makes burlap the perfect fabric for fashionable country décor applications. Continue Reading