You're giving all the best sustainable gifts this year, but how are you wrapping them? Much of the waste produced during the holiday season is unrecyclable wrapping paper, tape, ribbon, tissue paper, and gift bags.
Avoid it all and wrap your gifts in our organic cotton reusable Furoshiki wraps!
Each of our zero waste Furoshiki wraps feature designs from independent artists across the globe. Every sale directly supports the artist who designed the print.
Furoshiki (pronounced foo-roh-shee-kee) is a traditional Japanese fabric wrap, dating back more than 1200 years. Traditionally, it was used by noble families to wrap their clothes when visiting public baths. Their wraps featured their family's crest, so as to tell their belongings from another's. Today's demand for eco-conscious alternatives has resurged interest in furoshiki internationally.
Small Wraps: 19.5" x 19.5" (great for gifts about the size of a tissue box)
Medium Wraps: 29.5" x 29.5" (great for gifts about the size of a shoebox)
Large Wraps: 35.5" x 35.5" (great for larger gifts or even to use as a scarf or bag)
100% organic cotton
Check out our full guide for 6 different ways to wrap a Furoshiki - for everything from wine bottles to books.
These wraps can be machine washed. We recommend washing in cold water and hanging to dry to extend their life. If your Furoshiki wraps become wrinkled, they can be ironed with a regular clothes iron.
Packaging + End of Life
These wraps are packaged with a recycled paper info sheet and twine.
The twine can be reused and eventually composted, and the info sheet is designed to be reused over and over as a gift tag, but can eventually be composted or recycled.
These wraps should last you many, many years with proper care. When they reach the end of their life, they can be cut up and composted.
Sourced from Toronto, Canada. Designed across the globe and ethically printed in China in a BSCI, ISO9001, and HIGG certified factory.
We ship ugly boxes
Our commitment to sustainability doesn't end when you press that checkout button.
We pack all of our orders in reused boxes and envelopes, with reused paper packaging, post-consumer recycled paper labels, and even paper tape.
You may not get an IG-worthy unboxing, but you will get the most sustainable packaging we can possibly find.
Oh and did we mention our shipping is always carbon negative?
Let's go to the real winner in my eyes. Honestly, I could have purchased this exact razor many other places, but the packaging A Drop in the Ocean uses to ship will have me coming back time and time gain.
My first purchase from them was some floss a while ago and it arrived in a reused tea box with a hand written note that was written on scrap paper. I was blown away.
I had never seen a company who claimed to be sustainable ACTUALLY prove to be sustainable through and through. The fact that every piece of the packaging was reused and minimal will have me come back over and over again. If I can purchase it here, I will purchase it here.
We ship worldwide!
If you're in the Tacoma, Washington region, we probably deliver to your doorstep. Check out the Delivery FAQ below!
Shipping costs are determined by weight and travel distance, and automatically calculated at checkout.
If you're in the continental US, we offer free shipping for all orders over $75.
A Drop in the Ocean is an online zero waste and sustainable living boutique based out of Tacoma, Washington. We do not have a brick-and-mortar shop, but we do offer local delivery around the South Sound region, including refills of your household essentials.
We do all of our deliveries on Tuesdays. Orders must be placed by 5pm on Monday for guaranteed Tuesday delivery. At checkout, select the "Local Delivery" shipping option, and we'll add you to our route.
Note that we do have a $20 order minimum for delivery, and a $5 delivery fee for orders under $75
For full details on our delivery system, check out our Local Delivery page.