Why reusable cloth could consign Christmas gift wrap to the bin

A Japanese tradition could replace sparkly paper this festive season as lockdown prompts a green rethink

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without mountains of glittery wrapping paper covering the floor on 25 December. Or would it?

A rise in interest in crafting, coupled with a greater awareness of the environment under lockdown, has led to a surge in interest in furoshiki – the Japanese art of fabric wrapping – this year.

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