Wrapped in Good Conscience

Picking out a special gift and adding a little pizazz with stylish wrapping can be fun and rewarding. We all do our part to make the world a little bit greener, wrapping paper and even paper gift bags don’t sit right with our eco-consciousness. When we heard about the LivingEthos paperless gift wrap, we knew we’d found a genuine green alternative. LivingEthos was founded by California mom Josie Gaillard, an entrepreneur with a background in solar energy marketing. She came up with the idea for cloth gift bags one holiday season after her family decided to go green and not use any disposable wrapping paper. Traditional paper gift bags weren’t her style, so Josie gathered up some fabric and started sewing. Her cloth bags were a hit with family and friends, and LivingEthos was born. The chic bags really show off Josie’s keen eye for fabric, with sophisticated options like Regal Damask Blue and the modern Deco Maze, as well as kid-friendly patterns that are lively and fun without being too juvenile. The cotton bags come in sets of four, ranging in size from mini to large. Just slip in a necklace, some toy trucks or a dress shirt, pull the grosgrain ribbon drawstring and your gift is ready for the giving. They’re washer-safe and crafted to last through hundreds of uses. Recipients can fold and stash ‘em until next time they need gift wrap, or they can use them around the house for storing toys, trinkets or other odds and ends — which is a great option if you just can’t bear to give them away. We know the feeling.

LivingEthos

Reusable Fabric Gift Wrap

Wrapped in Good Conscience

Picking out a special gift and adding a little pizazz with stylish wrapping can be fun and rewarding. We all do our part to make the world a little bit greener, wrapping paper and even paper gift bags don’t sit right with our eco-consciousness. When we heard about the LivingEthos paperless gift wrap, we knew we’d found a genuine green alternative. LivingEthos was founded by California mom Josie Gaillard, an entrepreneur with a background in solar energy marketing. She came up with the idea for cloth gift bags one holiday season after her family decided to go green and not use any disposable wrapping paper. Traditional paper gift bags weren’t her style, so Josie gathered up some fabric and started sewing. Her cloth bags were a hit with family and friends, and LivingEthos was born. The chic bags really show off Josie’s keen eye for fabric, with sophisticated options like Regal Damask Blue and the modern Deco Maze, as well as kid-friendly patterns that are lively and fun without being too juvenile. The cotton bags come in sets of four, ranging in size from mini to large. Just slip in a necklace, some toy trucks or a dress shirt, pull the grosgrain ribbon drawstring and your gift is ready for the giving. They’re washer-safe and crafted to last through hundreds of uses. Recipients can fold and stash ‘em until next time they need gift wrap, or they can use them around the house for storing toys, trinkets or other odds and ends — which is a great option if you just can’t bear to give them away. We know the feeling.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Josie
    Josie

    This has been such a fun AND stressful time of year for me, so to keep the insanity in check, I'm taking some steps to make life a little simpler and more planet-friendly too. One of those is carefully selecting gifts that support companies with heart and causes that I believe in. When I find the perfect gift, I like to wrap it in one of my LivingEthos cloth gift bags. They are so easy to use - no scissors, no tape and can be reused -- replacing heaps of wrapping paper waste that would otherwise be generated around the holidays. If you're curious about making the shift to eco-friendly wrapping or just want to learn more about my bags, I hope you'll drop me a line. I'd love to chat.

  • Laura
    Laura
    11/24/2009 2:09 PM

    My family started using only reusable wrapping materials a few years ago, after we realized how big the pile of waste paper was at the end of Christmas morning. Not only is reusable wrapping eco-friendly it's eco-nomical. I purchased fabric for wrapping large gifts which don't fit in regular gift bags. But you can't tape fabric, (and pins are a pain) so that hasn't worked well. These bags with the pull strings are a great option. Josie, thanks for helping the earth by creating these great bags.

    Do the bag sets contain all the same fabric, or can you get a mix of fabrics?

  • Wendy
    Wendy – Grommet Team
    11/24/2009 2:25 PM

    I hope we are helping raise awareness on the options you have now with Living Ethos for gift wrapping.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/24/2009 2:29 PM

    @Laura - what a great tradition your family started. It's easier to make a change when everyone is on board! Each set contains all the same fabric.

  • Josie
    Josie – Special Guest
    11/24/2009 2:45 PM

    Hi Laura - I'm so happy to hear about your family's new tradition! Yes, wrapping with plain fabric can be difficult...I tried too. I added the drawstring to the design to make wrapping super easy and the edges on the bags are all finished, so they will not fray over time. You should easily get a couple of decades of use out of them, making them even more "eco-nomical" as you say. As Katherine said, all four bags in the set are the same design. I have lots of customers who buy two sets that are different patterns but match, e.g. Winter Wonderland and Two Turtle Doves Red, and then they mix them up under the tree. They look great that way!

  • Lauren
    Lauren
    11/24/2009 5:52 PM

    I love this idea! And would like to carry your bags on our online store - wwww.chivasskincare.com (to be featured on Daily Grommet next Tuesday). What a great eco-friendly, stylish and beautiful way to wrap gifts, whether they be our soaps or any gifts!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/24/2009 6:50 PM

    @Lauren - I will get you two connected. This would be a wonderful way to gift your soaps!

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    12/5/2009 11:29 PM

    I was so interested in reading about these bags. I have been making and using fabric bags for my own family holiday gift giving for four years now. I just collect them at the end our our Christmas morning and store them away for next year. I also have been making and selling them for the first time this season at craft fairs around my home town of Carlisle MA. Reaction has been so positive. Imagine if reusable fabric wrappings become the norm, as accepted and expected as the reusable shopping bags. Also very beautiful and exciting - the Japanese art of Furoshiki, wrapping with large squares of fabric. Check it out.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    12/6/2009 9:26 AM

    @Barbara - thank you for stopping by and thank you for sharing information about the art of Furoshiki. We wish you much success in your business as well.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

LivingEthos

Reusable Fabric Gift Wrap

Wrapped in Good Conscience

Picking out a special gift and adding a little pizazz with stylish wrapping can be fun and rewarding. We all do our part to make the world a little bit greener, wrapping paper and even paper gift bags don’t sit right with our eco-consciousness. When we heard about the LivingEthos paperless gift wrap, we knew we’d found a genuine green alternative.

LivingEthos was founded by California mom Josie Gaillard, an entrepreneur with a background in solar energy marketing. She came up with the idea for cloth gift bags one
holiday season after her family decided to go green and not use any disposable wrapping paper. Traditional paper gift bags weren’t her style, so Josie gathered up some fabric and started sewing. Her cloth bags were a hit with family and friends, and LivingEthos was born. The chic bags really show off Josie’s keen eye for fabric, with sophisticated options like Regal Damask Blue and the modern Deco Maze, as well as kid-friendly patterns that are lively and fun without being too juvenile.

The cotton bags come in sets of four, ranging in size from mini to large. Just slip in a necklace, some toy trucks or a dress shirt, pull the grosgrain ribbon drawstring and your gift is ready for the giving. They’re washer-safe and crafted to last through hundreds of uses. Recipients can fold and stash ‘em until next time they need gift wrap, or they can use them around the house for storing toys, trinkets or other odds and ends — which is a great option if you just can’t bear to give them away. We know the feeling.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Josie
    Josie

    This has been such a fun AND stressful time of year for me, so to keep the insanity in check, I'm taking some steps to make life a little simpler and more planet-friendly too. One of those is carefully selecting gifts that support companies with heart and causes that I believe in. When I find the perfect gift, I like to wrap it in one of my LivingEthos cloth gift bags. They are so easy to use - no scissors, no tape and can be reused -- replacing heaps of wrapping paper waste that would otherwise be generated around the holidays. If you're curious about making the shift to eco-friendly wrapping or just want to learn more about my bags, I hope you'll drop me a line. I'd love to chat.

  • Laura
    Laura
    11/24/2009 2:09 PM

    My family started using only reusable wrapping materials a few years ago, after we realized how big the pile of waste paper was at the end of Christmas morning. Not only is reusable wrapping eco-friendly it's eco-nomical. I purchased fabric for wrapping large gifts which don't fit in regular gift bags. But you can't tape fabric, (and pins are a pain) so that hasn't worked well. These bags with the pull strings are a great option. Josie, thanks for helping the earth by creating these great bags.

    Do the bag sets contain all the same fabric, or can you get a mix of fabrics?

  • Wendy
    Wendy – Grommet Team
    11/24/2009 2:25 PM

    I hope we are helping raise awareness on the options you have now with Living Ethos for gift wrapping.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/24/2009 2:29 PM

    @Laura - what a great tradition your family started. It's easier to make a change when everyone is on board! Each set contains all the same fabric.

  • Josie
    Josie – Special Guest
    11/24/2009 2:45 PM

    Hi Laura - I'm so happy to hear about your family's new tradition! Yes, wrapping with plain fabric can be difficult...I tried too. I added the drawstring to the design to make wrapping super easy and the edges on the bags are all finished, so they will not fray over time. You should easily get a couple of decades of use out of them, making them even more "eco-nomical" as you say. As Katherine said, all four bags in the set are the same design. I have lots of customers who buy two sets that are different patterns but match, e.g. Winter Wonderland and Two Turtle Doves Red, and then they mix them up under the tree. They look great that way!

  • Lauren
    Lauren
    11/24/2009 5:52 PM

    I love this idea! And would like to carry your bags on our online store - wwww.chivasskincare.com (to be featured on Daily Grommet next Tuesday). What a great eco-friendly, stylish and beautiful way to wrap gifts, whether they be our soaps or any gifts!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/24/2009 6:50 PM

    @Lauren - I will get you two connected. This would be a wonderful way to gift your soaps!

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    12/5/2009 11:29 PM

    I was so interested in reading about these bags. I have been making and using fabric bags for my own family holiday gift giving for four years now. I just collect them at the end our our Christmas morning and store them away for next year. I also have been making and selling them for the first time this season at craft fairs around my home town of Carlisle MA. Reaction has been so positive. Imagine if reusable fabric wrappings become the norm, as accepted and expected as the reusable shopping bags. Also very beautiful and exciting - the Japanese art of Furoshiki, wrapping with large squares of fabric. Check it out.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    12/6/2009 9:26 AM

    @Barbara - thank you for stopping by and thank you for sharing information about the art of Furoshiki. We wish you much success in your business as well.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.