We all know there is too much waste at Christmas and it’s one of the reasons that Wrapsody was set up along ethical lines, prioritising environmentally friendly resources and only using 100% recycled paper. That’s probably why the wonderful team at Wrag Wrap (http://www.wragwrap.com/about-us/) sent me some of their products to play with this week. Wrag Wrag sell fabric shapes made from a mixture of re-cycled plastic bottles (45%) and polyester (55%) that can be used (and re-used) as quick and easy wrapping solutions.
One step on from the Furoshiki technique we love at Wrapsody already, the fabric shapes are pre-cut and come with helpful instructions saying which pieces of cloth are suitable for what kind of gift. (Small for jewellery and CDs, medium for tablet PCs and large for children’s toys etc.) Each comes with a cord, button and a gift tag already attached, which help you to seal your fabric wrapped gift without the need for much fiddling and certainly no scissors or sellotape.
A lot of research and thought has obviously gone into the design of each one of Wrag Wrap's products. I particularly loved the stretch range, which is a kind of ruched tube and therefore flexible enough to get around awkward shapes without the need to fold or pleat difficult corners. It ends up looking a bit like a cracker. And Wrag Wrap have also built in a ‘crackle’ into some of their fabric, for those of you who might miss the sound of the paper being unwrapped and scrunched on Christmas morning.
It did take a few goes to get the technique right for each present and for a wrapping aficionado like me, it was tough to get the clean crisp finish I am used to. This is always a trade-off when using pre-cut fabric. But then again, I am a bit extreme in my quest for wrapping perfection! If you are looking for a quick and easy alternative to wrapping paper this year, it would certainly be worth looking at Wrag Wrap. Ingenious, eco-friendly, colourful gift wrap, what’s not to love?