You can also visit the Wrap-ti website for other design ideas or create your own! Wrap-ti's Zoo Collection looks like a truly fun and unique way to wrap children's gifts. This wrap-ti collection includes vibrantly coloured cotton fabrics and ribbons with instructions to create wrapped gifts resembling various animals!
Admittedly, paper gift bags--though far more eco-friendly than wrapping paper which becomes ripped, torn, and wrinkled--eventually do tear or become horribly disfigured after being reused several times and need to be relegated to the garbage or recycling. Wrap-ti provides a solution to our environmentally conscious gift wrapping issues! Founder of Planetfinds and Wrap-ti, Akemi, has taken an idea from Japanese tradition and created an elegant and eco-friendly alternative to paper wrapping. In Akemi's native Japan wrapping gifts intricately in elegant silk fabrics has been a tradition but one which often was very tedious and complicated. Akemi decided to simplify the process and invented special ti-bands to make it easier for anyone to create fabulous fabric wrapped gifts!
I received a lovely set from the Elegant Collection in jade/lime. The set came with the two-toned fabric, two different gold tasseled ti-bands, and instructions for creating various wrap designs. Everything came in organza bags which could also be reused for gifts. I found the instructions easy to follow and the ti-bands made it simple. The results were quite lovely!
Akemi has offered Northern Mama readers a 15% discount at Furoshiki until September 30, 2009. Just use the discount code PLTF1517 at the checkout. You will also receive free standard shipping for all Wrap-ti prchases of $30 or more!