Step away from the tape dispenser and forget about tying the perfect bow. Just keep some of your favorite fabric and scissors on hand.

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Check out Furoshiki Japanese Wrapping for eco-friendly gift wrapping — what a cute video. The fabric wrapping of two books or wine bottles looks as lovely as a pas de deux.  Thanks to Recycle Now for the tip!

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Also on the green wrap scene is Oakland-based, fwrap (pronounced, frap, which is shorthand for “fabric wrap”). Some of these chic fwraps are made with Eco-fi, (above) from recycled PET plastic bottles. Sweet.  Find sizing and pricing details on fwraps.com

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Eco friendly Gift Wrap for Holidays and Special Occasions