This festive season we’re using the traditional Japanese Furoshiki wrapping technique on our gifts, to try and curb unnecessary waste from wrapping paper and sellotape. Not only that, the wrap can double as an extra gift! Read on to discover a couple of the many ways you can do it.

This one is called Otsukai Tsutsumi, and we’d recommend using it for square or rectangular gifts, perfect for boxes or books. For this we’re using a 1980s Gerry Weber Silk Scarf, find it here.


This next method, Hiro Tsutsumi, would be perfect for small, rectangular objects, or softer objects – we’ve done it with a bag of jewellery. We love this method as it leaves no loose ends! Here we used a smaller pocket square – the 1970s Liberty of London Silk Pocket Square, which you can find here.


Give it a go yourself! We have plenty of vintage scarves and pocket squares that would work great as Furoshiki wraps:

This 1980s Red Polka Dot, Rolled Edge Pocket Square would be perfect for smaller gifts. If you have novels or smaller hardbacks, this 1970s Brown Pierre Cardin Pocket Square is slightly bigger and would fit a book perfectly. Don’t want to fold using a silk scarf? This 1960s Navy Cotton Bandana would fold up your gift with ease. 


Still looking for the perfect gift to wrap?

Here are three perfectly sized items for a Furoshiki wrap: 1960s Silver I-D Bracelet, F.W.Collins Brown Bridle Leather Belt, A Collection From The Vintage Showroom Book.