Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping

Did you know that there is a 25% increase in the amount of garbage we dispose of around the holidays? And most of it is packaging and wrapping paper. According to an article in The Atlantic (12/22/12) we spend $2.6 billion annually on wrapping paper. Wasteful!

Cloth wrapping has been used in traditional cultures for over 1,200 years and is still used today by many wise parents. Furoshiki is the ancient art of cloth wrapping from Japan which is elegant, practical and eco-friendly. In Korea it's called Bojagi and is often silk or hemp patchwork cloth.

Another advantage is that different shaped gifts are easier to wrap with cloth. Here are some ideas:



We love how simple and beautiful cloth wrap is. And your wrapping becomes another gift or can be used year after year.

Playsilks are especially beautiful as wrapping because of how luminescent and shiny the colors are. Plus, after the gifts are open the children can play with them!

Our starter set of silk wrappings is available here.

Leave a comment about your ideas for reusable gift wrapping below and enter to win a Holiday Gift Wrap Set! 

Two winners will be chosen 11/14/18.

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We like to reuse paper bags and the girls color pictures on the plain ones for people. We also like to wrap wedding and housewarming gifts in towels. We’d love these!


I make reusable fabric gift bags for small items but these silks are a great idea for big presents. How pretty!

Rae E Watts La Fountaine

We keep gifts very minimal amongst our family of 6. We always do new wool socks, a new book, and some edible treats. I love the idea of using silks to wrap gifts! We have been using amazon box paper, and yarn, but I like the idea of adding some extra fun and color under the tree. We strive to be less and less wasteful all the time. Thanks for making these.

Jackie Zollner

The vibrant colors of the play silk are very beautiful! I like the idea that it can be used again and again! I’ve used many of the above ideas for wrapping gifts over the years. It’s good to reuse disposable items. I tried to reuse normally discardable items, at least five times. When I was a little girl, most children’s gifts were wrapped in the cartoon section of the paper. I still think that is nice as well.

Tina Nebergall

There’s something beautiful and magical about a gift wrapped in silk – it elevates it to a new place and is so much more creative than a “gift bag”. The fact that the cloth is reusable for dolly beds and dress up is a huge bonus!

Beth Jarvi

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