Happy Earth Day everyone! In honor of this holiday, I’m sharing one way I incorporate green living into my life. It all starts with a furoshiki. A furoshiki is a Japanese wrapping cloth used to carry items or wrap gifts.They’re great for cutting down on using disposable bags and can be re-used over and over again. I use mine to carry food dishes to potlucks, wrap gifts and wrap up lunch boxes. I also keep one in my handbag so if I forget my reusable bags, I can use the furoshiki. And may I say, they’re also much prettier than reusable bags.
The furoshiki has become more mainstream in the last five years so they’re relatively easy to find online. Pictured above are a few that I really like (link below). You can also make your own (tutorial here).
1. Kokeshi Faces by Cochae – I especially like Cochae furoshikis because they’re made to look like something when you wrap an item. This one looks like a kokeshi doll when you wrap a bottle. They also make ones that look like lucky cats and sumo wrestlers.
2. Furoshiki by Karen Kimmel Studios – I like the contemporary print of these.
3. Folded Paper Print by Lucinda Newton Dunn – This one would be pretty to use as a purse.