Furoshiki is the name given to cloth gift wrap, an invention that has been around for thousands of years in Japan. Originally used to wrap precious gifts, today it’s a wonderful zero waste alternative to conventional gift wrap paper, which is wasteful, uses up trees and is often coated with plastic or glitter, and usually comes wrapped in plastic too.
Happywrap offers beautifully designed fabric gift wrap, that can be reused afterwards, for the next gift. Made from cotton, throw it in the washing machine and stash away. This light sage design is printed on organic cotton fabric. It requires no lining and has two cotton braids for easy wrapping. Also in a pretty pink heart design.
Don’t leave jute string (or ribbon, human hair, lint, pet fur) out for birds, as all can harm chicks (choking, strangulation, chemicals). Birds have been making nests for thousands of years, they don’t need our help. Do not use plantable gift tags in homes with pets, as many wildflowers are toxic to them.
Ideal when gifting to loved ones (they can unwrap the gift and then use the gift wrap for someone else), it’s also popular when gifting to family, as you can just pack the gift wrap away after use, then use it next time. It works by simply following the instructions to tie knots to wrap anything from books to clothes to bottles of wine, and comes in beautiful designs.