A Furoshiki is a traditional Japanese reusable gift wrapping cloth made of fabric. This is meant to be a reusable low (zero) waste alternative to wrapping paper.
While some wrapping papers are recyclable, wrapping paper cannot be recycled if it contains sparkles, glitter, sequins, foil, artificial texture, sticky gift labels, or plastic. Additionally, most ribbons and tapes used with wrapping gifts cannot be recycled either.
Even when all the stars align, and everything used to wrap the gift is recyclable, the resources that go into the recycling process and making new single-use wrapping paper can be saved by opting instead for our reusable, handcrafted and upcycled Furoshiki style wrapping fabrics.
Some gifts have awkward shapes that make using wrapping paper tricky (and messy). With the flexibility and durability of fabric wraps, there are many different ways to wrap beautiful earth friendly gifts!
When you choose reusable Furoshiki fabric wraps, you get the built in "pay it forward" bonus. The recipient of your gift can then use it for future gift giving and that recipient can use it again, etc.