Retail

Retail Boutique: Gift Wrap

Bright, bold wrapping paper and complementary gift tags can transform any holiday package into a work of art. These companies provide stylish seasonal products with an eco-friendly or design-savvy twist.

1. Smock provides a stunning array of eco-friendly gift wrap options in bright, double-sided sheets. Each roll of gift wrap has a different vibrant design in corresponding colors on each side, and is sustainably printed using wind energy and 100- percent post-consumer recycled paper. The company also provides letter pressed gift tags and cards on bamboo paper grown without pesticides or fertilizer.

2. TapeSwell decorative tape is a unique product that can add pizzazz to holiday packages. The rolls come in colorful, modern patterns and are sold both individually or in complementary combo packs. This tape can be applied to gift boxes as an eye-catching alternative to classic wrapping paper. TapeSwell also offers mailing label tape, an alternative to traditional package labels and envelope wraparounds (10” labels that can be used to transform your envelopes into works of art).

3. Retta le Ritz specializes in hand illustrated paper products created by owners Retta Leritz DiFate, a former interior designer, and Eric DiFate, an artist. For the 2010 holiday season, the company has expanded its holiday paper selection as well as that of gift tags and social stationary. The designs are whimsical and classic with bright colors and eye-catching illustrations.

4. According to Fish Lips Paper Designs, if each person in the state of Florida wrapped one shirt box-sized gift with Fish Lips’ gift wrap, more than 21,710 trees and 9,264,000 gallons of water could have been saved in 2010. The company’s eco-friendly gift paper is made from 100-percent recycled paper and printed with non-toxic soy inks. The gift wrap is extra thick with a smooth satin finish. Fish Lips offers everyday and holiday gift wrap in bold, graphic patterns as well as “green” note cards and invitations.

Keywords:   eco-conscious products     eco-friendly     holiday retailing     recycled materials     seasonal products  

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