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Furoshiki – Japanese Art of Cloth Gift Wrapping

The Ministry of the Environment Government of Japan has a guide (PDF) on using cloth as opposed to paper for wrapping gifts to cut down on the wasted paper usually used in gift wrap. This is also a great way to use up fabric scraps. Even if you don’t have enough to wrap one gift, you can sew patchwork pieces together.

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3 thoughts on “Furoshiki – Japanese Art of Cloth Gift Wrapping

  1. I’ve started a company selling furoshikis. Check it out at ecoshikis.com. My kids love wrapping gifts with cloth. It’s so easy – no tape and no scissors. It’s actually a very fun, creative activity for all ages. I would love to see furoshikis more widely used in the US. Save those trees!

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