WHAT IT IS:
Furoshiki is the fabric used in the Japanese art of fabric wrapping. Furoshiki have many purposes and are a simple, sustainable alternative to single-use plastic and gift wrap. No ordinary fabric, furoshiki is strong and durable enough to carry items, but also soft enough to wear. Use a furoshiki to wrap or carry a bottle, transport groceries, make a face mask, wear as a headband or scarf, frame and display as art, wrap a gift or special keepsake.
WHY IT'S KIREI:
A treasured tradition in Japanese culture for over 1,200 years, furoshiki represent both simplicity and sustainability. Born from resourcefulness, this simple piece of fabric serves many purposes. It doesn’t take up much space or add to clutter. And no matter its use, it can be used again and again, without contributing to waste and leaving nothing behind but beauty.
HOW TO USE IT:
Step 1 – Lay furoshiki out flat. Place present in the center.
Step 2 – Fold the bottom left corner over present.
Step 3 – Fold the top right corner over the present.
Step 4 – Tie the top left and bottom right corners together.
Step 5 – Tie corners again to create a square knot.
See below for details.
Typical gift wrap is made from hard-to-recycle material, which is why large amounts of gift wrap end up in a landfill every year.
A KIREI LIFE IS A BEAUTIFUL LIFE
Simplify life with items that serve many purposes.
Use materials that are made to last as they pass from person to person, over generations.
Reduce waste by keeping single-use items out of landfills.