A furoshiki is an almost square piece of cloth that is traditionally used to wrap, carry or protect items. It is folded in a manner similar to origami to create beautiful gift-wrapping and bags.

Here at Zusetsu we currently stock 4 sizes of furoshiki:

Extra Large
100 and 104cm furoshiki

Creates a beautiful furoshiki bag, such as this Leaf Bag.

90cm furoshiki 

Creates a slightly smaller bag, or special gift wrapping.

70cm furoshiki

A versatile furoshiki that can gift wrap a bottle, or a present that is just under A4 size.

48cm and 50cm furoshiki

Ideal for wrapping small gifts, such as a boxed candle, or a small book.​​

We also stock:
 70cm Modern Girl furoshiki bag kit

A gorgeous small bag that is easy to make! This simple kit makes a lovely present.

Furoshiki are increasingly popular as more and more environmentally-conscious people choose this exceptional alternative to plastic shopping bags and unrecyclable gift-wrapping paper.

With their contemporary designs, and their long heritage, our furoshiki from Kyoto are truly beautiful.

Visit our Furoshiki Tutorials page for lots of Kyoto wrapping ideas to get you started. Every order receives a free, easy-to-follow furoshiki instruction booklet!

We also offer furoshiki workshops so that you can come along and brush up your skills. Look out for upcoming events on our Events page, or email us if you’d like to host one!


Further Reading:

Gwendolyn Smith, The Guardian: 'Why Reusable Cloth Could Consign Christmas Gift-wrap to the Bin'.

Chip Colwell, Sapiens Anthropology Magazine: 'Why Do We Wrap Presents?'

We were thrilled to feature in Culture Whisper’s article about Sustainable Wrapping.

You can read the article here

We were thrilled to feature in Practical Green Life: '8 Alternatives to Wrapping that Won't Cost the Planet this Christmas'

Madeleine Somerville, The Guardian: 'Save the Wrapping Paper for Christmas - and Save the World Too!'

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Zusetsu - An English company passionate about contemporary textiles originating from the traditional, creative heritage of Kyoto.

Registered office address: Zusetsu Ltd., Castle Nurseries, Chipping Campden, Glos., GL55 6JT United Kingdom

Company Number: 11806597. VAT Number: GB 315 9298 79. Copyright Zusetsu Ltd., 2020.