On the lookout for recyclable wrapping paper? How about a versatile scarf that turns into a shopping bag, or even a picnic blanket? Meet the reusable, long-lasting fabric that does all this and more… Knot Wrap!
Ethically sourced, with care for the environment, these beautiful fabrics can be wrapped in dozens of ways, and then reused however you desire. If that's not enough to convince you, here are ten reasons why you should embrace the Knot Wrap trend.
1. The gift of giving back
The Knot Wraps at Lush are the perfect way of giving a gift whilst also being mindful of environmental impact.
Many of the 100% organic cotton wraps are made by re-wrap, a women's cooperative in India, which tutors rural women in sewing skills, admin and other production processes. They break every day for Yoga sessions to make sure the women feel mentally and physically ready for the day.
Some of the Knot Wrap designs have been created from recycled plastic bottles, which are melted down and spun into thread, ready to be woven. For those vintage lovers out there, a company in the UK sources vintage scarves that can be gifted and reused as Knot Wraps.
2. Create a customisable bag
We’ve all been there. You’ve headed to the shops without a bag, only to make an unexpected purchase and have to struggle home with it. Well struggle no more, as the beauty of the Knot Wrap is that you can wrap and rewrap practically anything. One minute it’s a comely carrier bag, the next it’s an attractive headscarf. You can’t do that (and definitely shouldn’t try) with a supermarket plastic bag.
3. A gift within a gift
Filled with wonderful Lush products, imagine how happy the receiver will be when they realise that the gorgeous Knot Wrap fabric isn’t the only gift you’re giving them. No need to ask who their favourite is now!
4. Time saver
Whether you’re a wrapping paper expert or always end up getting in a muddle with the cellotape, knot wrapping is so easy to do and an excellent time saver.
Knot Wrap is all about the art of folding and knotting fabric, with no cutting or tape to worry about. You don’t even have to worry if you make a mistake, because it's an easy fix – just unwrap and start again. Follow along with some tutorial videos to become a knot wrapping pro in no time.
If you need it wrapped in a hurry, just let the knot wrapping experts in store do all the hard work for you, so all you have to do is relax.
5. Make a statement
If you’re the type of person who likes to look on point 24/7 and treats every street as their own personal catwalk, then make the Knot Wrap your new accessory. With such a range of fabrics, patterns and colours to choose from you can easily coordinate your shopping purchases with your outfit of the day. Watch out Milan, the Knot Wrap is coming your way!
6. Help, I’m lost!
Did we mention that we offer a range of Knot Wraps emblazoned with city maps? This is a collaboration with the people at Splash Maps to create an innovative, wearable, washable fabric map, perfect for even the most experienced of sightseers. Unlike paper maps, they’re easy to fold, won’t fall apart in the rain, and you can wear them as a scarf or put them in your pocket when you’re spending time outdoors. What’s more, when used as a Knot Wrap, they’re perfect hand luggage for a short haul flight – just wrap up some of your favourite solid products, grab your Knot Wrap and let your journey begin.
7. Take up a new hobby
Fashion-focused and wonderfully versatile, Knot Wraps were inspired by the ancient Japanese tradition of furoshiki. Originally used to wrap up clothes when visiting the bath house, furoshiki has become a fun and addictive way of wrapping gifts and items. Everyone’s doing it, and you can learn the art too!
8. Winner winner, best gift giver!
Okay okay, we know gift-giving isn’t a competition, but if it was you’d totally win with your knot wrapped gift. Talk about standing out from the crowd! Just imagine the pile of presents; your beautifully bespoke fabric-clad masterpiece is going to be a total show stopper. Just sit back and let all the oohs and ahhs wash over you.
9. Endlessly reusable
It’s official folks, a change is coming and it’s blowing in a reusable direction. You’ll never have to buy wrapping paper again! Get yourself in a Knot Wrap loop with your nearest and dearest, sharing wrapping tips and reusing all of those beautiful Knot Wraps together. When they ask who was there at the start of the packaging free revolution, you can wave your Knot Wraps with pride.
10. Knot Wrap to the rescue!
Need a hair tie when the wind picks up out of nowhere? Use your Knot Wrap! Need to distinguish your generic black suitcase from the mountain of copy-cat luggage at the airport? Use a Knot Wrap! Need to protect yourself from midday rays? Use a Knot Wrap! Forgot your brolly and it's starting to rain? Guess what? Use a Knot Wrap! These pieces of fabric are as versatile as your imagination. So, go anywhere and believe in the power of the Knot Wrap!