How to: eco-friendly Japanese furoshiki wrapping

When you and your family have finished unwrapping all your presents this Christmas, you’ll probably end up with at least a couple of black bin liners filled with used paper. Most of it will have to be sent to landfill.

How about trying something more eco-friendly, something that even forms part of the gift and can be used again and again?

Furoshiki is a traditional wrapping cloth used by the Japanese to transport, decorate and protect clothes and gifts. A variety of techniques can be used to wrap or carry pretty much anything. It’s a great way to wrap wedding favours ~ just choose a material to match your colour and style.