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Untreated Burlap Tubes

Thursday, March 10th, 2011:

I stumbled on a website – Central Ohio Bag and Burlap, Inc. — that sells “plain” (presumably untreated) burlap in rolls. This opens the possibility of buying or making burlap tubes. This company carries the right size. (Try to find a company nearby to reduce shipping costs.) They have 40” wide rolls of burlap that […]  Read more from > Untreated Burlap Tubes

Natural Fiber Bags

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011:

You can buy bags made of hemp, jute, kenaf, linen and flax for earthbag building. Most burlap bags are made with jute. They’re usually more expensive than poly or mesh bags and have been treated with unhealthy mold inhibitors to prevent rot and insect problems. I can’t say for sure, but it’s possible bags for […]  Read more from > Natural Fiber Bags

A Little History About Burlap Bags

Monday, November 17th, 2008:

In an effort to track down the history of earthbag building, I’ve been reading up on the history of burlap bags – the forerunner to polypropylene bags.  This post is based on information at NYP Corporation, a wholesaler of burlap bags.  (See “Jute to Burlap.”) For centuries, the people of India used jute, the plant […]  Read more from > A Little History About Burlap Bags