Furoshiki is the name given to cloth gift wrap, an invention that has been around for thousands of years in Japan. Originally used to wrap precious gifts, today it’s a wonderful zero waste alternative to conventional gift wrap paper, which is wasteful, uses up trees and is often coated with plastic or glitter, and usually comes wrapped in plastic too.
Ideal when gifting to loved ones (they can unwrap the gift and then use the gift wrap for someone else), it’s also popular when gifting to family, as you can just pack the gift wrap away after use, then use it next time. It works by simply following the instructions to tie knots to wrap anything from books to clothes to bottles of wine, and comes in beautiful designs.
FabRap Fabric Gift Wraps
FabRap is is an award-winning brand of reusable gift wrap made from certified organic cotton. Ethically made, the fabric is soft yet durable enough to stand the test of time, for years to come.
Happywrap Fabric Gift Wrap
Happywrap makes beautiful reusable wrapping paper, in a wide range of styles and sizes. Printed in the UK onto natural cotton, it has two cotton braids attached for easy wrapping. Includes a wrapping guide and recycled card gift tag.
Also in a festive reindeer edition. The small size is good for a bottle of wine, gloves, books, DVD, a bracelet box, a watch, aftershave, clutch bag or iPad. The medium size is good for a vegan shoe box, board games, shirt, cuddly toy, camera, mobile phone in a box, large books.
The Danes Reusable Fabric Gift Wrap
This range of gorgeous reusable gift wraps from The Danes, is inspired by the Japanese art of furoshiki. Rather than use paper and sellotape, you simply wrap the gifts with the cloth and tie, then fold them away after wrapping, to use again. Ideal when gifting to family and friends, this can last for years.
These are mostly in 2 sizes, in various designs. Just fold, wrap and tie a knot to secure, then use again and again. The medium size can wrap a book, bottle, sock/t-shirt or small toy. The larger cloth is best for larger books and boxes. Includes instructions! Flowers not included. In Meadow Flowers, Ditsy Florals, Cherries or Natural Linen.
More Pretty Fabric Gift Wraps
- Tuppence Collective Luxury Gift Wrap is a square patterned fabric in two sizes, which can be used to wrap presents, pack food for picnics or use as ornate napkins. Made from natural cotton.
- Forever Wraps make pretty reusable fabric gift bags. Made with interlined cotton for long life, they feature matched stitched fabric ribbon in lovely designs. Choose Small (2 paperbacks, toiletries, scarves, socks) or Large (hardback book, shirts). Do not tumble dry.
Battle Green Organic Cotton Reusable Gift Wrap are ethically made by a self-funded social enterprise, and wrapped in recycled cardboard. The generous size enables you to wrap gifts big and small. Made ethically by female artisans in rural India, choose from a single wrap or a pack of 4.
More Fabric Gift Wrap Choices
Yellow Botanical Gift Wrap is folded and knotted, each set includes a piece of cotton fabric and instructions on how to use it. Perfect for large books, small boards or clothing, or works for smaller items with different folds and knots, that’s the beauty of fabric gift wrap. Handmade in Cheshire. Also in Navy Stars.