The RisingHippo Guide to Jute

Among our most popular products, Jute Webbing and Burlap Fabric, are wide-ranging in their applications and qualities. Extremely popular in interior design and event design, burlap also has many practical applications such as growing produce. Jute Webbing is similarly popular in design, but also has other applications like furniture maintenance. The qualities of Jute webbing and burlap mean the potential uses are endless, from in the home to commercial settings.



Jute refers to the vegetable fiber of the Jute plant. This long, shiny, and soft fiber is extremely popular, being the most widely used natural fiber outside of cotton. The fiber is refined and spun into dense threads, these are then woven to form materials like burlap and jute webbing.



At RisingHippo we are proud to offer Jute Webbing and Burlap made of 100% Natural Jute fibers. Ultimately Jute Webbing and Burlap are composed of the same materials, the difference between the two is simply in how tightly woven they are. Webbing indicates that the fabric is extremely strong and close-woven, giving it a more refined and dense feel. Burlap, also known as Hessian Fabric outside of the United States, is woven as well however it is classically slightly less tightly woven. This gives Burlap a softer, less dense, yet more rustic feel.

Burlap and Jute Webbing have similar applications, both are popular for the Rustic Chic style they add to any interior design project.


Jute-based materials are very popular for a variety of qualities. Some of these include:

  • Strong and Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Flexible
  • Biodegradable
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Visually Appealing
  • Anti-static properties
  • Easy to work with



Burlap and Webbing are popular in design. Both are commonly used elements in events such as weddings, graduation parties, engagement parties, birthdays, and retirement parties. The rustic elegance of Jute will add a sweet feel to any event.

Jute products are popular in crafting and DIY projects. The lightweight easy-to-use fabric is great for DIY projects like creating tablecloths, table runners, banners, cutlery holders, lanterns, wreaths, and floral arrangements.

Jute webbing’s durable nature makes it particularly useful in maintaining upholstered furniture, by using it as a support for chairs and other pieces.

Our Burlap bags are also popular for use in outdoor activities such as sack racing or for storage purposes. Burlap bags are also very effective in outdoor gardening as they are completely biodegradable and environmentally friendly. Many individuals will even use these bags on their patios to grow produce in more cramped urban settings.



Our team at RisingHippo is proud to always supply quality products at a fair price. We ensure that we provide top quality Jute materials because we value our customers’ satisfaction. As always, we value your time and so we proudly offer same-day shipping if an order is placed before 1 pm EST.

Our 100% Natural Jute Burlap and Webbing products are sure to meet all your needs. Our jute webbing is offered in a variety of colors and package sizes to ensure you receive exactly what you want for your next project. We offer burlap in pre-made bags as well, or by the roll to allow you more creative freedom and control.

We are always a phone call or email away, let us know what we can do to make your shopping experience the best possible. Contact us by phone at 1 833 497 0472 or email us at

Make sure to keep an eye out for upcoming blogs on fun projects you can do at home using RisingHippo Jute!



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