Sustainably sourced, reusable and beautiful handmade fabric gift wrap and gift bags.
We are Hilary and Hannah, a mother and daughter team based in Somerset. Together we run our creative business RAPPU, making eco-friendly furoshiki and other fabric gift wrap products.
Our story begins back in 2018, when we looked around at a sea of discarded Christmas wrapping paper and realised that much of it couldn’t even be recycled. Through researching statistics, we discovered that more than 225,000 miles of single use wrapping paper is thrown away each year - giving us the push we needed to do something about it.
And so, RAPPU was born.
Our business is largely inspired by the Japanese art of furoshiki - to which we owe a huge debt of gratitude. Japanese furoshiki wrapping cloths are used to wrap and carry a range of items, including gifts. We discovered that the simpler furoshiki wrapping techniques are quick and easy to do, and that furoshiki work brilliantly for awkwardly shaped gifts. The furoshiki wrapped gift also looks fabulous - and most important of all, furoshiki wrapping is super eco-friendly.
All products are stored and parcelled using Covid-safe protocols - as the photo of Hilary demonstrates!
Carefully handmade from certified organic and good quality recycled materials.
Every item we produce is handmade in our Somerset studio.
We commit to sourcing materials for our products in the most sustainable way possible. Our furoshiki and matching bags are either made from certified organic cotton or good quality recycled fabrics. Our sari gift bags are made from vintage sari fabrics, mostly cotton or silk.
We use GOTS certified organic cotton thread for all our products, and organic cotton tape to make gift bag drawstrings. In line with our plastic free policy, the bags have metal cord stops.
Every furoshiki comes with an instruction book, to be passed on along with the gift. The books are printed on 100% recycled and compostable Kraft card.
We turn our waste card and fabric into eco-friendly gift tags. All packaging is 100% recycled and we only use eco-friendly paper tape.