Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping: Furoshiki

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 the great video demonstration above.

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 the store.


Tara W
Tara Wabout a year ago

By far, my favorite wrapping method, and also a chance to give new life to pretty thrift store scarves!

Sonia M

Good idea thanks for sharing

Ema M
Ema M2 years ago

This is an absolutely perfect idea :D

Past Member
Past Member 3 years ago

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feather w.
Feather W4 years ago

good way to give a scarf.

Teresa W.
Teresa W4 years ago

beautiful, thank you

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton6 years ago

Looks fantastic! Thanks for posting.

Winn Adams
Winn A6 years ago


Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola6 years ago

Thanks for the information.

Shelley G.
S G6 years ago

This is a great idea...Loved the examples in the video...Thanks for sharing!!