Christmas Gift Wrapping

December 13th, 2017 by admin

Holiday 2017 Gift box

While standing as a time-honored tradition, wrapping presents also marks a spike in the waste that we create throughout the year. According to the Wall Street Journal, gift wrapping sales in the U.S. totaled $9.36 billion in 2010 (more than the combined GDP of Africa’s 9 poorest countries). One of the problems with traditional wrapping paper is that the dying and lamination make recycling difficult. This means that most of that paper does not end up in a plastic bin targeted for reuse, but in trash bags headed for a landfill and we produce 4 million pounds of it. At 4 million pounds, that’s over 333 million square feet, or about 5,787 NFL football fields worth of wrapping. One option is to try and find wrapping paper made with recycled content or use gift bags that you can reuse.

With that being said, we are very proud to tell you about the paper that is used to make our Aveda holiday gift sets and bags. Since 2007, Aveda has purchased handmade paper from Nepal to use as responsibly sourced, reusable wrapping paper for our gift sets.

Having searched around the globe for a sustainable solution, Aveda learned that the people of Nepal had been handcrafting lokta bark paper for hundreds of years. Aveda’s sourcing of handcrafted paper allows women to earn an income as they support their families and rebuild their homes. Every holiday gift purchased is wrapped in beautiful Certified Wildlife Friendly paper handmade in Nepal. Show you care by giving a gift that was made with care.  Click here to learn about the unique paper making process and the benefits that it brings to the people of Nepal.


We wish you a very Merry Christmas,

The Team at Studio 59


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