Welcome New Traditions: Sustainable Wrapping
This is the year of new traditions, giving you a chance to get creative with the ways you stay connected—to nature and to the people you care about. The littlest things can make a big impact this holiday season, so why not take this opportunity to rethink the way you wrap your gifts? Try trading in your disposable wrapping paper for reusable cloth, with the beauty and simplicity of furoshiki.
Furoshiki is the Japanese art of gift wrapping (or transporting items) using folded fabric. Traditionally, furoshiki begins with a square piece of colored or patterned fabric that’s artfully folded and knotted to enclose the gift, without any need for string, ribbon, or tape to hold the package together. The word “furoshiki” refers both to the cloth itself and the art of folding it.
There are hundreds of ways to tie your furoshiki, depending on the shape of your gift. If this is your first time, we have some suggestions for an easy and elegant furoshiki, crafted using our very own White Buffalo Land Trust Bandana Napkins. This is the perfect opportunity to repurpose those Coyuchi linens and fabric bags! Small gestures like this not only promote circularity among your friends and family, they add an extra layer of gifting: your loved ones might just love the gift wrap as much as what’s inside.