curated by H is for Home
Hessian is such a versatile material. It’s cheap, easy to get hold of, easy to use and eco-friendly. It looks fantastic used in the home as upholstery, cushions, table runners, storage baskets and artwork. It adds a vintage, rustic, natural vibe to a room. You can buy it in rolls or by the yard if you feel like getting crafty!
I love the pre-used Hessian sacks emblazoned with proof of their previous incarnations – coffee from Brazil, rice from India, grapes from France, potatoes from the USA.
Here’s a selection of what’s currently available on Etsy…
Market Grown burlap shopping bags – small $7 | large $12
I happened across these burlap shopping bags while browsing Pinterest today (I’ve been doing a lot of that recently!). There’s SO much going for them – they’re useful, cheap, eco-friendly and charitable!
They were designed by Catalina Rozo & Melissa Clinard for Market Grown, an initiative that helps local farmers in Alachua County, Florida. I don’t think there’s much chance of any of the bags making the journey across to the UK, but Catalina & Melissa… if you’re listening! 😉