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Archive for October, 2016


Natural Plant Fiber Rugs


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blog4-1Most plant fiber rugs are awesome in high traffic areas, absorbing dirt and stains, and showing very little wear and tear while providing added warmth. If you have dogs, kids, frequent gatherings, or like eating food on the move, no worries. These rugs are good for an active home.

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Plant Fiber Based Packaging


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A growing trend in packaging design and shipping insulation is the use of eco-friendly materials considered biodegradable and recyclable. Companies are becoming more and more socially responsible and aware that plant-based materials are a safe solution to reducing waste in landfills.

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Burlap’s Many Uses for Halloween


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blog2-1Whether its recycled burlap bags or actual bolts of burlap fabric from a craft store, this durable cloth is perfect for Halloween decorations, costumes, and bags to carry treats.

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Plant Fiber: Winter Insulation


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As winter approaches, we bundle up and spend more time indoors. Adjusting the thermostat to keep warm would not work well without insulation to keep the cold air out and the warm air in. We now have numerous applications in jute-nonwoven insulation. This fiber is a great insulator of both heat and sound. By adding low-grade wool and cotton to the fabric, it improves on its thermal qualities as it increases in bulk.

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Jute Blankets Provide Warmth for the Landscape


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Blankets are not just for decorating your bed or keeping you warm on the couch. Tender plants need seasonal protection too. Whether it is from snow, ice, freezing, thawing, high winds, and harsh sunlight, there are several things can be done to keep your plants warm and safe as we move closer to November. Plant blankets made of jute fibers – burlap – guard against cold without suffocating susceptible plants that are too big and well-rooted to move to a simple cold frame shelter or indoors.

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