Burlap ribbon is overwhelmingly popular in crafting, decor, floral design and, certainly, in our shop. We strive to offer you the most comprehensive selection, from twine to 6″ garland. We know you want just the right size, in just the right color for your project. This week, a new line of vibrantly colored burlaps debuted in the shop. Produced by Morex Ribbons, the ribbon is offered in nine colors and two sizes, 1 1/2″ wide and 2 1/2″ wide. These ribbons complement, not replace, our mainstay burlaps from Offray Lion Ribbon.
They look the same…
At first glance, the two brands may look the same. After all, Offray has many of the same or similar colors. Why bring in a new line?
Can you spot the difference?
Ok, have you decided? Did you see the differences listed below?
Why choose an Offray burlap?
There are some differences the pictures don’t readily convey. The Morex ribbons are stiffer than the Offray, yet with a thinner thread. The Offray is softer to the touch and has a more rugged appearance. Offray offers more colors and sizes, sixteen colors in the most popular 2 1/2″ width. They are obviously a natural jute product with medium weight thread woven with the characteristic uneven surface of traditional burlap. The widths may vary or widen slightly. The emphasis is on natural, not uniformity. The six additional colors of Offray, shown below, include the very popular Pewter Grey.
Then why choose Morex?
The vibrant clear, bright colors! If you want a sunshine bright yellow, you should choose the Morex. When you are making a large bow, the lighter weight thread and more open weave will accommodate more loops without as much bulk in the center than the Offray. Morax has a Royal Blue not available in the Offray line. All of their colors are offered in both the 2 1/2″ width (#40) and 1 1/2″ width (#9), including Turquoise which Offray does not have in the 1 1/2″ width. Shading may matter to you when trying to match school colors, for example, which may lead you to prefer one brand over the other. Compare several of the similar colors. Would you always choose one brand over the other?
All to Give You the Burlap Ribbon You Need
Burlap ribbons are one of our specialties. We have perhaps the largest selection assembled. In addition to the wide-ranging line from Offray Lion and Morex, we have wired and non-wired burlaps from other brands including May Ribbons, d stevens ribbon, Reliant, Burton and Burton and Sullivan Gift. We look for the best priced quality ribbons. Low cost alone, though, is not the deciding factor. When we find a quality burlap ribbon that offers a unique color or size doesn’t match the low prices of Offray or Morex, we will still add it to the shop. The fuchsia pink burlap, below, from d stevens is higher priced than our other 4″ burlaps, but the others don’t offer fuchsia in this width. One you may have been searching for. At Cottage, you’ll find it.