Go Green 🍃 - Reusable Traditional Wrapping Cloth for Gift Wrapping
Recently, we created a short video about wrapping a Bento Box 🍱 with a tenugui (手拭い - a thin Japanese hand towel made from cotton, typically 35 cm x 90cm). This beautiful wrapping technique is easy and simple, demonstrating a type of Japanese wrapping traditionally used to transport gifts 🎁 and other goods since many years ago. Another type of traditional wrapping fabric is called furoshiki (風呂敷 - a thicker, bigger and sturdier cloth comparing to tenugui that comes with various sizes ranging from the size of a hand to the size of a bedsheet. Both tenugui and furoshiki make a great souvenir product from Japan!
At Oomomo, we have variety of styles of tenugui available😉 and they are great materials for replacing wrapping paper! Wrapping gift with tenugui and resue them in many different ways! They are also perfect eco-friendly gifts 🍃 for your family and friends! While it is not too late to learn about recycling and reusable products, it is time to say GOODBYE 👋to wrapping paper!
Do you know - Wrapping paper facts in Canada? 💀
“Shiny Christmas wrap, these types of gift bags cannot be recycled, but you can reuse them to extend their life and keep them out of the landfill as long as possible. “ according to a CBC News in Dec 2018 with an article called “Tons of wrapping paper thrown into landfills every year in Canada”.
“Altogether, 540,000 tonnes of wrapping paper and gift bags are thrown out each year”, according to The Star’s and a 2017 study done by Vancouver-based environmental group, Zero Waste Canada.
It is important to think about our environment and select the right choices for saving our planets. For reusable fabric wrapping ideas, there are many tutorials about Japanese fabric wrapping on Youtube. You can even wrap a bottle of wine 🍾 simply using Japanese fabric as shown in this video:
📢 It is time to say GOODBYE to wrapping paper! Find a Oomomo store near you and check out our traditional Japanese wrapping fabric! 💚