Chewing the Cud – reusable gift wraps
Do you have one in your family – the member who so slowly and painfully opens presents (in order to save the paper) that the whole room sits on edge waiting for him/her to set aside the tape and the ribbons, and fold the paper before s/he will even acknowledge the present? Well, those days could be over. Bojagi (in Korean) or furoshiki (in Japanese) – is the ancient tradition of wrapping a present in a piece of cloth. Eco and sustainable (the fabric can be reused over and over), the tradition originated centuries ago as a way to wrap and transport items before the widespread use of paper and plastic. I have to admit – at first I was reluctant, missing the sharp, precise corners of a carefully wrapped box – then I discovered now I can give more imaginative and ‘out-of-the-box’ (excuse the pun) presents. Each of these delightful reusable gift wraps, from Chewing the Cud, are made of 100% organic cotton and are printed with soy ink. Size: 28×28 inches. Time to grab a few before bridal season begins! $16.00 USD. each.