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Why call it a gunny sack?

Burlap potato sacks are also referred to as gunny sack bags. The word gunny itself means "coarse heavy fabric made of jute or hemp" and originates in India. This term was bastardized into today's gunnie sac.

What are burlap sacks good for?

Burlap gunny sack's famed resistance has earned it its place as the traditional use for packaging of foodstuffs. In particular, producers of coffee, rice, or tubers use these gunnysacks to store their crops. The fibers maintain an optimal temperature inside the bag, which is good for storing food. This use is still common in the agricultural world today and is why we now refer to gunny sacks as large potato sacks.Jute gunny sacks are also used in the manufacture of textiles and fashion items. Better still, use repurposed vintage potato sacks in the garden to protect your plants. Schools also use potato sacks for racingand potato sack race bags are still popular today.

What's the difference between a gunny sack and a burlap bag?

The general term is burlap bag, known everywhere but used especially in Northeast USA. In the Midwest and West, the usual term is gunnysack. The word gunny in gunnysack means "coarse heavy fabric made of jute or hemp" and originates in India. This term was further bastardized into today's gunnie sac.

What to put in a gunny bag and why you should stock it?

The burlap sack is known as a commodity packaging accessory, with gunny burlap remaining very popular in both agricultural and catering industries for its practicality and solidity. For those agricultural customers, stock large and thick gunny sacks, capable of carrying heavy loads and keeping them fresh for longer — perfect for more resilient vegetables, such as potatoes. For your customers in the catering industry, stock traditional style gunny sacks with logos or writing — giving an air of home-made and traditional products, which are perfect for the like of coffee beans in cafes. Gunny sacks are also fantastic to stock for events, such as potato sack races and children's parties.

Is burlap biodegradable?

Burlap gunny sacks are biodegradable, so it is safe for the environment and comes in a natural brown color. Burlap is an earth-friendly fabric made from naturally organic fibers from the jute plant. It contains no chemical additives or treatments, so it is completely safe for animals and the environment. This makes it a great option for your eco conscious customers.

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