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Why our Polyester Faux Burlap beats Jute

Posted by JC on 9/25/2012 to Product Guides
Equinox Faux Burlap Fabric
Pictured above is our beautiful Equinox Faux Burlap - 100% Polyester, 100% awesome!

Burlap is a wonderful fabric choice for rustic, earthy, and natural settings. Burlap is simplistic, yet elegant at the same time. It's no wonder Burlap is such a popular choice for rustic weddings and nature-themed home decor.

There are a few materials that Burlap can be made from, though one of the commonly used materials for natural Burlap table linen is Jute.

This brief article will outline why our Polyester Faux Burlap options beat Jute in multiple categories.

Softness: Jute is a fairly coarse (rough) fabric. Equinox Faux Burlap and Designer Faux Burlap are both considerably softer than Jute!

Shedding: Jute is made from the fibers of the Jute plant, so it will shed and produce the dreaded "Burlap lint". Not our Equinox or Designer Faux Burlap - both are made from 100% Polyester!

Smell: Jute has something often referred to as "the Burlap smell". Some noses detect gasoline, other noses say 'chemicals' any case, Jute certainly has a distinct odor. Our Equinox Faux Burlap and Designer Faux Burlap have no Burlap scent!

Washing: Jute has a major drawback; you can't machine wash it without all but guaranteeing that you'll ruin the fabric. Equinox Faux Burlap and Designer Faux Burlap are both completely machine washable and dryer safe!

To recap:

Jute Burlap, because it's made from natural plant fibers, has several undesirable characteristics -- it can have slight blemishes and imperfections, it's a coarse (rough) material, it's prone to shedding tiny fibers, it has a distinct odor/scent, and is not machine washable.

Think of our Equinox Faux Burlap and Designer Faux Burlap fabrics as the complete opposite. While looking like Jute, because they're made entirely of Polyester, it means there are NO imperfections, NO super rough texture, NO shedding/lint, NO scent, and YES they can be laundered in practically any home washing machine.

For those who want the look of Burlap, but could do without the shedding, blemishes, scent, and coarseness of natural Jute, we are happy to offer our 100% Polyester Faux Burlap fabrics in a variety of products.

See it before you buy it -- free! Contact us today for a sample of our Faux Burlap materials. It's absolutely free -- we'll even pay the postage. Take a look (and feel) before making your decision.

*This article was edited 12/01/2016.


Date 10/11/2014
Ashley D
How could I request a sample of your faux burlap?
Date 1/22/2015
Amy Hannah
I was interested in receiving a free sample of the Faux Burlap (made from 100% Polyester). Please let me know what I need to do. Thank you!
Date 1/29/2015
Carol Chorley
Date 1/29/2015
Carol Chorley
Hi,I am interested in receiving a sample of the faux burlap.How do I go about doing this.
Date 2/16/2015
Sheelah king
How do i get a sample of the faux burlap skirtting material
Date 6/7/2015
Jenna Moyer
I would like a sample pk3ase
Date 6/29/2015
Can I please get a sample?
Date 7/7/2015
Tami Boyd
How do I go about getting a sample? Thank you.
Date 7/11/2015
How do I get a free sample?
Date 1/5/2016
Patty Anderson
I would like a sample of the faux burlap
Date 2/11/2016
Joyce King
I would like a sample of your burlap.
Date 3/19/2016
I am interested in receiving a sample of the faux burlap please.
Date 7/4/2016
Lynn Clark
I am intereste in receiving a free sample of the faux burlap please. I will provide mailing address upon response. thank you.
Date 7/30/2016
I live in FL where can you buy the burlap with polyester. Thank you
Date 9/8/2016
I woul like a sample of your faux burlap. Many thanks.
Date 12/3/2017
I would also like a sample of ivory polyester burlap or the closest you have to it. I don't mind paying for the sample but I would like it sent urgently so I can order it before I leave here. Thank you.

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