Burlap is a woven fabric made from hemp, jute or flax fabrics. The fabric is often used for storage bags for potatoes, grains and more.
Burlap has a coarse texture that is a result of the strong jute fibers. The textile is very durable, heat resistant and easy to dye. It is too itchy a fabric for clothing, but it has many other applications. Burlap is used in combination with other materials for making linoleum floor coverings. It is also used for the underside of carpeting, as it provides a strong base for other fibers. Tote bags made from burlap are an environmentally friendly choice for shopping.