Reena Kazmann of Eco-Artware

Eco Gift Wrapping Presentation Links

Benefits of manufacturing recycled papers: -- Conserves our forests -- Requires less water -- Saves on landfill space -- Requires fewer chemicals and bleaching materials compared to virgin paper products -- Decreases air and water pollution Benefits of soy and vegetable-based inks: -- Soy ink can be removed more easily than petroleum-based ink during the de-inking process of recycling. This causes less damage to its paper fibers. The waste left from the soy ink during the de-inking process is not hazardous and can be treated easily.

Where to Find Recycled Paper Gift Wrapping Supplies

Crinkle Co

Gift wrap, pillow boxes, gift bags and purse style gift bags.

Earth Presents

Gift wrap paper sheets, tags, bags, gift wrap sets.

Fish Lips Paper Designs

Gift wrap paper sheets, tags, invitations.

Green Field Paper

Gift wrap paper sheets.

Green Paper Company

Green wrap paper sheets, invitations, stationery Available at Creative Partners in Bethesda, Maryland.

Little Kay Gardens

Plantable seeded paper made from 100% recycled paper.

Nashville Wraps

Wholesale to the public catalogue. Service charge for orders under $25. Carries some "green" products in addition to others., raffia, recycled eco ribbon, recycled paper bows and ribbons, gree-free papers and bags Offers 100% recycled tissue paper--some in packages of 25 sheets and others in packages of 120 sheets. Eco-friendly supplies usually not in one place--scattered throughout the paper catalogue.

Snail's Place Paper from the Monks at Abbey Press

Gift wrap paper, gift wrap bags, cards, tags, peel and stick bows from recycled paper

Where to Find Eco Ribbons and Bows

Cream City Ribbon

Non-woven cotton ribbon, recyclable

Etsy - a site for independent craftsmen

For pre-made bows from reused paper: Search "recycled bows for packages" in their catalogue

How to Wrap Presents Creatively with Scraps of Paper and Miscellaneous Items Around Your House

Easy techniques and ideas to use odds and ends to create one-of-a kind, personal gift wraps by artist, John Boak.