Published on June 9th, 2009 | by Jackie Hernandez


Fab Fabrics: Organic Cotton Gift Wraps

Fabric gift wrapWrapping paper, gift bags, and tissue paper can be beautiful, but are extremely wasteful.  One no waste option is the art of Furoshiki, the Japanese method of wrapping gifts with a beautifully folded piece of cloth.  Chewing The Cud is making Furoshiki easier and more beautiful.  The fabric gift wrap becomes a gift in and of itself.  Fabric Gift WrapThese fabric gift wraps are so lovely it won’t even matter if you are good at Furoshiki.  A simple wrap and knot will do the trick.  The fabric wrap itself will make the gift gorgeous no matter how neatly it is wrapped.  Forget gift wraps, I just want to hang these up as art.  

Fabric Gift Wraps

The new reusbale fabric gift wraps by Chewing The Cud are printed on 100% organic cotton with soy-based inks.  At only $10 a piece you are going to want to get one of each design.  See the preview photos on Chewing The Cud website.  The wraps are a generous 28 x 28 inches.  They will be available in July at Chewing The Cuds Etsy shop.

[Photos and Styling by Chewing the Cud]

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I am a work-at-home mom busy chasing after my son and establishing my eco-business, Tiny Décor. I also write the Tiny Décor Blog aimed at modern parents trying to go green for their kids. Tiny Décor has allowed me to turn a passion for sewing, craft, and environmentalism into a business. Blog writing has become an outlet for me to share my experiences going green, being a parent, and loving the planet.

7 Responses to Fab Fabrics: Organic Cotton Gift Wraps

  1. Furoshiki is a wonderful option. Not just as gift wrap – but as a bag at the store, a purse, impromptu apron, etc! I always carry a furoshiki with me! (Love Chewing the Cud’s designs – can’t wait to see them in her shop!)

  2. Mich says:

    What lovely fabrics and great to see the use of furoshiki being promoted. Like Amy I also use a furoshiki as a bag – they’re light and stylish (I like to think :)) and can be re-tied into lots of different styles. There are some examples on our blog if you’d like to take a look.


    It’s the wrapping revolution!

  3. Mel says:

    I love this idea. I’ve always hated the waste of wrapping paper, and usally recycle or make my own from decorated brown paper. It could even be cheaper to buy a length of cheap but pretty fabric than it is to buy the paper.

  4. karen says:

    I have these for sale in my shop too. I went even further by handstitching a quilt with scraps of fabric to make a furoshiki. Here is a tutorial.


    It’s very versatile and so eco-friendly! Thanks for featuring this idea. I hope more people would use them instead of paper.

  5. I’ve been using this style of wrap for years and never knew its proper name or origins until now. some of our customers have mentioned using our batik printed materials and most recently, bamboo and organic cotton with hand created soy inked designs for that personal touch. Thanks again for the crash course.

  6. Jimmy Ho says:

    we now have chewing the cud fabrics for sale at,


  7. Pingback: Handmade Holidays: Wrap Your Gifts using Furoshiki : Crafting a Green World

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