As we practice a more sustainable lifestyle by using cloth nappies, many of us have found a flow-on effect of being more environmentally aware in other aspects of our lives. Christmas and gift giving often arouse debates around the extreme amount of waste created. Wrapping paper is often a culprit heavily discussed.
Simple, plain wrapping paper is recyclable, however, it’s not just that simple. Before it can be recycled sticky tape and any ribbon or decorations need to be removed. Unfortunately, the stunning, fancy wrapping paper that is metallic, glittery or has velvety flocking on it cannot be recycled.
Being a community of alternative users, have you thought about trying Furoshiki? It’s the art of Japanese fabric wrapping and traditional cloth nappies, like muslin flats are a fantastic size to wrap all sorts of gifts. Furoshiki will allow you to:
- Have a stunning, environmentally friendly alternative to wrapping paper
- Wrap your gift in a gift (See 10 Ways To Use Muslin Flat Nappies)
- Show off your creativity
- Use it as an opener to talking about cloth nappies and sustainability
When wrapping up your gift, slip in a card that gives some details on Furoshiki and help the receiver to also spread the eco-friendly wrapping message. Traditionally the fabric wasn’t quite square, however, the square fabric will work perfectly to wrap gifts. Muslin is the ideal fabric to wrap gifts in, as it is strong, yet not so thick so that it makes it difficult to tie knots. In fact you could use two flats in contrasting colours on top of one another to give a beautiful effect. Or if you are feeling super creative you could use fabric paints or pens, or even try tie-dying!
We currently have a range of flats for as little as $1.75! Check them out here. They were factory seconds (minor misprints or over-supply) so Bubblebubs is passing the savings on to you. We have lots of patterns perfectly suited for little ones including farm animals, flowers and trains.