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. Hereís 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 the great video demonstration above.
Pretty awesome, right? You can really use any pretty piece of fabric as long as itís big enough. Want to be even more eco-friendly this gift-giving season? Try making your own gifts rather than buying them from the store.