11. December 2009 06:06
By Becky Striepe, Green Options
There are lots of ecofriendly gift wrap options out there if you’re
feeling the traditional, paper wrapping thing. If you want to branch out
a bit, though, you might try wrapping some gifts this year using the
traditional Japanese method furoshiki. Here’s how!
Rather than paper that gets tossed after a single use, furoshiki
involves wrapping gifts in beautiful cloth that can be used over and
over again! The Japanese Ministry of the Environment has a
great visual guide showing how to wrap all sorts of gift items.
For a little more detail on the various methods, check out this great
Pretty awesome, right? You can really use any pretty piece of fabric
as long as it’s big enough. Want to be even more eco-friendly this
gift-giving season? Try making your own gifts rather than buying them from
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