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


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!


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

Related: also on altCon (12.18.10) –

Eco friendly Gift Wrap for Holidays and Special Occasions