An Earth Day Furochic Giveaway!

by DanicasDaily on April 22, 2010

Happy 40th Earth Day All! 

I hope you all are having a FANTASTIC day and doing a few things to be greener.  I wanted to kick off my Earth Day Giveaways with something fun, something a little different…something that is SO COOL!

Have you all ever heard of Furochic’s? 

Last year on Earth Day, I was introduced to Furochic’s by LA FUJI MAMA and completely fell IN LOVE with them!  Furochic, is a line of reusable fabric gift wrap inspired by furoshiki, designed by Jenn Playford of Jenny Wren Paperie.

I love the idea of reducing our waste caused by disposable packaging by using a reusable cloth. If you’ve never tried a wrapping cloth, you should! The possibilities and uses are endless


Wrapping a gift has never been so easy, eco-friendly and beautiful! Furochic™, printed with Jenn’s original patterns, is inspired by furoshiki, the traditional Japanese wrapping cloth. Furochic™ is part of the gift; it can be reused to wrap another gift or kept and treasured. Reduce waste and have fun! No scissors or tape required.

Jenn has created a bunch of videos on her site to help give you all ideas on how to use your Furochic ~ Click HERE to check them. 

For those looking for more FUN ideas, She has a book out called Wrapogami that features 25 different wrapping techniques, ideas for reusing your wraps, tips for choosing or making a wrap, a history of Furochic and furoshiki, and gift tips to make your gifts special.


THE BEST PART ~ Jenn has graciously donated THREE of her beautiful wraps for me to give away to YOU!!!



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1.  Leave me a comment telling me what you are going to do to be more Earth friendly during the coming year


* Tweet about this giveaway ~ sample tweet “@danicasdaily is giving away the COOLEST ECO-Friendly Gift Wraps around for Earth Day by Furochic” (leave a SECOND comment)

* Link back to this giveaway on your site and leave a THIRD comment letting me know you did.

THREE WINNERS will be randomly drawn & announced on Saturday, April 24, 2010.

Jenn is ALSO kicking it up a notch to celebrate Earth Day by offering 50% off all Furochic for the day. Stock up on earth friendly …50% off Sale

{ 44 comments… read them below or add one }

Caitlin April 22, 2010 at 1:37 pm

Neat giveaway!

To be more earth-friendly I am trying to use less plastic water bottles and instead use a reusable bottle!


Erika @ Dr.TriRunner April 22, 2010 at 1:38 pm

LOOOVE THESE! Ohhh the Martha Stewart in me is trying to burst out! I would like to say “I’m soooo environmentally friendly – there’s nothing else I could do!” haha but who am I kidding? EVERYONE could take their eco practices another step further. I am looking forward to COMPOSTING once we move at the end of June!!


erin April 22, 2010 at 1:39 pm

i have started using reusable grocery bags and water bottles


Erika @ Dr.TriRunner April 22, 2010 at 1:39 pm

Just tweeted!! – SperlyTriRunner


Brianne April 22, 2010 at 1:49 pm

I will continue to bike to and from work, eat locally and organically and use my resuseable shopping bags :)


Danielle April 22, 2010 at 1:50 pm

I am going to switch over completely to reusable grocery bags (I’m currently doing 50/50 with reusable & plastic). No excuses anymore!


Brianne April 22, 2010 at 1:50 pm

tweeted :)


Lauren B April 22, 2010 at 1:51 pm

I use cloth grocery bags, a canteen, and I never shower! kidding on the last part, but I love the enviornment, and these are too cute! :)


Paige April 22, 2010 at 2:06 pm

I am ditching bottled water for tap. I’m also keeping windows open until I absolutely have to turn on the AC.


Jane B. April 22, 2010 at 2:09 pm

I bought a Brita pitcher and reuse my water bottles instead of buying case after case of bottled water!


Jane B. April 22, 2010 at 2:09 pm

+ Tweeted :)


junghwa April 22, 2010 at 2:37 pm

i am going to recycle more papers!


tj April 22, 2010 at 2:47 pm

Very cool…especially because I stink at wrapping gifts! lol

This year I am going to buy more re-usable bags and USE them when I go shopping! :) yyeeaahhh! :)


tj April 22, 2010 at 2:48 pm

Tweet sent! :)


Lauriel April 22, 2010 at 3:12 pm

these are absolutely ADORABLE! i try to be semi *green* on a daily basis (unplugging my appliances when not in use, turning off the sink while brushing my teeth, using reusable tote bags for the grocery store, etc.) but i still have a looooong way to go! in honor of earth day, i decided that i’m going to plant a garden in my backyard. everything helps, right?

p.s. danica, i started reading your blog about 2 weeks ago and i think you’re FABULOUS! i absolutely love reading your blog and seeing your newest science experiments. no one else understands my nut butter, wafflewich, greek yogurt, sparkly water, and starbucks addiction quite like you! i think it’s fate. now, if only there were a trader joe’s in florida. ahh my life would be complete!

Reply April 22, 2010 at 3:22 pm

We are doing many things right already but we do still buy bottled water! I know it is so bad and I feel guilty. I did go buy reusable water bottles and thermal mugs for coffee. That is a start.


Lauren April 22, 2010 at 3:34 pm

I am going to start taking my own reusable shopping bags to the store. I always tell myself I will and I never do. It’s time now! I will do it!!!


anthy April 22, 2010 at 5:45 pm

We are recycling, and we have installed a motion-sensing light bulb in our basement (to not waste electricity by forgetting to turn the light off).

Thank you for the giveaway – these look really cool. :-)

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Julia April 22, 2010 at 8:59 pm

I’m going to try to stop buying bottled beverages, especially bottled water!


Mary April 22, 2010 at 11:14 pm

I am going to use only reusable bags :)


Alisha April 23, 2010 at 1:37 am

i’ve switched over to using reusable bottle.
its still kind of awkward, but i’ll have to get used to it :]


Diana April 23, 2010 at 2:00 am

I use (and plan to continue to use) empty plastic packaging from bread loaves and other foods to wrap up my sandwiches and snacks!


anthy April 23, 2010 at 3:37 am

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Jessica April 23, 2010 at 5:13 am

My earth day has reminded me that I didn’t buy all those reusable bags just to forget them when I go shopping. My one small step was to get them out of my house and into my car. This may seem little, but for me it was becoming a big issue.


Kayla April 23, 2010 at 5:19 am

Being more earth friendly is something that I’m trying to work on everyday. Throughout this year I’m going to try to carry reuseable bags with me whenever I go shopping. Not only do I hate those plastic bags, but they hold nothing in comparison to the reuseable cloth bags.


Me-Linh @ Sweet and Sweat April 23, 2010 at 6:42 am

To be more earth friendly this year, I’m going to try to use the Bart more often and to use more reusable bags!


Kate April 23, 2010 at 7:28 am

I am trying to completely eliminate zip lock bags. I’ve been loading up on tupperware whenever it’s on sale so I’m down to using about 1 bag a week!


Kate April 23, 2010 at 7:30 am
KBaker April 23, 2010 at 7:47 am

love this giveaway: THANKS! we are trying our hand at gardening this summer. sooo… wish us luck!


paula April 23, 2010 at 9:29 am

Yay, a giveaway celebrating earth day. I have one too, check out What am I doing to be good to the earth? This is my second year having a garden. We’ve planted just about everything I need (cilantro, peppers, tomatoes, onions, corn, beans, melons). I attended Michael Pollan’s author of Food Rules yesterday and I am thinking differently about processed foods and the amount of oil it takes to produce them.


Sami April 23, 2010 at 10:22 am

This is such a cool idea to GO GREEN! :)

Thanks for the giveaway!

This year, I’m going to try my best to use LESS plastic containers (plastic baggies) and use more items like the SNACKTAXIs I’m giving away and reuseable containers for packing lunches!


Sami April 23, 2010 at 10:26 am
Anna April 23, 2010 at 10:28 am

I am going to stop using plastic water bottles and ziplock bags! Glass tupperware only for me!


Amanda (WannaBe Chef) April 23, 2010 at 11:38 am

I plan to start using my fabric grocery bags more often and I’ve already traded in my disposable water cups for a big ole reusable water bottle!


BroccoliHut April 23, 2010 at 12:44 pm

I am going to try to grow more of my own vegetables!


DaMora April 23, 2010 at 12:51 pm

To be more Earth Friendly this year, I plan to carpool as often as possible.


DaMora April 23, 2010 at 12:52 pm

I blogged about your giveaway on my blog.

Feel free to enter my Yoplait Greek Yogurt giveaway too!


Jae April 23, 2010 at 4:17 pm

I strive to eat more organically :)


Tina S. April 23, 2010 at 5:10 pm

I plan to use more unharmful cleaners such as vinegar and water!


Tiffany April 23, 2010 at 7:32 pm

OMG, I’ve never heard of this but totally love the idea! I have reusable shopping bags but always leave them at home so I am making sure to keep a couple in my car for trips to the store!


Tiffany April 23, 2010 at 7:32 pm

I linked ya back :)


Katy April 24, 2010 at 1:24 am

What a cook giveaway! It’s been a year since I moved to Germany and living with the locals has taught me a lot about what I can do to be more green. For starters, we have mandatory recycling every other week, which I now participate in regularly. It includes plastics, metals, glass and paper. I also have begun composting in my yard since seeing my neighbor do the same. I shop only with reusable totes because you have to pay extra for plastic bags here. I even purchased biodegradable doggy poo bags so my little guy can be eco-friendly, too!
It’s been interesting seeing how the Germans do things and I have to say that when it comes to everyday, sustainable green living, they are on the right path!


Laura E April 24, 2010 at 7:57 pm

This year I want to continut to walk or ride my bike instead of driving everywhere! Also I need to stop using plastic baggies, plastic grocery bags, and plastic water bottles!


Stephanie April 26, 2010 at 1:40 pm

I love this product! I have recently switched over to all environmentally friendly cleaning supplies and I am trying to get my office to switch as well.


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