Furoshiki Lunchwrap

That's a Wrap

Yes, there is , finally, a free lunch-free from plastic bags, sacks, containers. Sandra Harris was shocked to discover that the average family adds 4,320 pieces of trash a year to landfills, much of it from petroleum-based plastics.

Her “sterling” creation, the ECOlunchbox hits a homerun every time. The sturdy, stainless steel boxes are neat and compact; can be washed with soap and water and, best of all, reused day after day.
These stylish boxes which “nest” are packed in an artisan-inspired hand block print “Furoshiki”- the original Japanese lunch bag. If you can tie just two knots, you can transform the Furoshiki lunch wrap into a chic and versatile lunch bag.

Ms. Harris’s goal is to make each family feel good about doing something positive for the planet. Lunch never had it so good.

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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Sandra

    Hi out there to all you lunch packers from ECOlunchbox! My name is Sandra Ann Harris and I founded ECOlunchbox to make available healthy lunchware solutions that are great for people and our planet and our pocketbooks. When my children were in pre-school and started packing lunches on a daily basis, I wanted to make sure we were making healthy choices. But when I started to try and pick "healthy" reusable lunchboxes for my kids, all I could find in the marketplace were plastic containers. I realized very quickly in my research that it was quite tricky to know which plastics were non-toxic (maybe none?) and non-leaching. So my next step was to look for plastic-free lunchware options. At that time in 2009, I couldn't find any stainless steel food containers for kids! So that's why I started ECOlunchbox. I'd love to answer any questions you have about ECOlunchbox and share more about my story as a social entrepreneur.

  • Sandra
    Sandra – Special Guest
    8/22/2013 12:14 PM

    We're so excited to be on The Grommet - TODAY! Yes, today! I'm looking forward to answering any and all of your questions about ECOlunchbox.

  • Jennifer
    8/22/2013 12:42 PM

    The only thing that would keep me from buying is that this is most likely not leak proof.

  • Sandra
    Sandra – Special Guest
    8/22/2013 12:49 PM

    @Jennifer Hi - We don't use any plastics, so you're right there are not gaskets. It depends what you want to pack whether our stainless steel bentos are the right fit. Cut fruit, sandwiches, snacks, even leftover pastas with thick sauces are all great fits. The lids fit smoothly. For extra precaution when it comes to no leak with our no plastic containers - try a layer of waxed paper over the top and slide the lid down over the top!

    We have carefully considered whether to add the no leak functionality to our line - but feel that holding back from introducing plastic is the healthiest way for people and planet! Hope this helps! Let me know if you have a follow-up question.

  • Susan
    8/22/2013 1:08 PM


    Looks great. I'm a little unclear: If I buy the Lunchwrap does it come with nesting boxes or are thjose separate and what are the sizes?



  • Sandra
    Sandra – Special Guest
    8/22/2013 1:33 PM

    Hi @Susan, Thank you for your question! The lunchwraps and lunchboxes are sold separately. The ECOlunchwrap measures 24" by 24" double sided (machine washable!) and our ECOlunchbox > Solo Cube measures 5 1/4" square and 1 7/8" deep (dishwasher safe!). Hope this helps and thank you for supporting ECOlunchbox!

  • Marcia
    8/22/2013 1:52 PM

    In the video, I see the Solo Cube Lunch Tin pictured above, but there is also a smaller version that fits inside it. How can I find out how much that one is? Also, can you give me the dimensions of both? Thank you!

  • Sandra
    Sandra – Special Guest
    8/22/2013 2:00 PM

    Hi @Marcia, Thanks for watching our video! You are seeing our ECOlunchbox > Three-in-One in the video, which will be available later today (along with a few other fun items)! Our 3-in-1 measures 4” wide, 5 ½” long and 2 ¾” high. The bottom section is 1 inch deep and fits a small whole sandwich on sliced bread. The top layer is a bit larger at 1 1/2 inches deep and works well for bulkier food, such as chips, sliced fruit, leftover pastas or salads. It also comes with an ECOlunchpod snack container, which fits a little more than a ½ cup of snacks or wet foods like hummus!

  • Camryn
    8/22/2013 8:44 PM

    In an earlier comment I noticed that you wouldn't be using plastic to keep it spill proof but you didn't mention why not using plastic is seems like you could make a dishwasher-safe version with plastic so that it could hold liquids. (Washable to keep it out of landfills) just wandering :) love the lunch wrap idea

  • Sandra
    Sandra – Special Guest
    8/23/2013 10:01 AM

    Thanks Carmyn for the opportunity to share more about plastics and the hazards they pose to human and environmental health. Plastics are a petroleum-based product and chemicals are added as part of the manufacturing process, such as bisphenol-A, phthalates and more recently bisphenol-S (BPS), which is a substitution for bisphenol-A. Doctors say these chemicals, as well as others, are estrogen mimickers and contribute to serious health problems. Some of the health issues linked to these plastic toxins are diabetes, heart disease, attention deficient disorder, cancer, early puberty and much more.

    Additionally, plastics are not biodegradable, so they won’t break down in the environment. Sadly less than 1% of plastics make their way back into the recycling stream, so discarded plastic is piling up in landfills and polluting our oceans. So that’s why… in a nutshell… we are working to help families reduce their dependence on plastics with our healthy for people and the planet lunchware!

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