Updated: Jan 29
Furoshiki is a piece of cloth which is used for wrapping gifts and other purposes in Japan. In Japan, when bringing somebody a gift, you should put it in a bag or some kind of cover to protect a gift. Current time, people usually use paper bags or wrapping paper to wrap gifts, but in Japan, people used to use ( and still use) "Furoshiki.
The size of Furoshiki can vary. It is a square cut fabric, so it can be used for wrapping a gift, but also handkerchief, make temporary bags, bag covers, table cloth, napkins, etc.
Because you do not use paper, and it is reusable, Furoshiki is now got popular again from the ecological point of view.
When I have a gift for someone, I do not enjoy buying another wrapping paper that will be ripped and through it away anyway, but still paying for $3~8 for the trash. Wrapping is pretty, but it only covers a gift and you threw it away anyway.
Another good way to use this is to substitute any paper bags. When you go to a pot rack party, you can wrap food and wine with pretty Furoshiki. That will entertain your hosts and friends, as well.
If you want to be more environmentally conscious, start thinking about using "Furoshiki" or "Wrapping Cloth." The wrapping can also a part of your gifts, too, and add more surprising happiness to the person you are giving gifts to.
Look up "How to use Furoshiki" on google and YouTube. It shows various ways of how to use it.
However, you do not need to be super creative to be able to utilize Furoshiki. You can always use them for,
napkins and bandannas as well.
Fabric Hawaii has two sizes of Furoshiki wrapping cloth. One small one is perfect for wrapping a lunch box, and another large one is big rough to be a scarf, or wrapping paleo skirts for beach or swimming pool.
We made our Furoshiki size to be most environmentally friendly size, so that minimize waste.