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Reusable Silk Gift Wrapping by Biota Collection

Posted By Abigail Doan On December 6, 2007 @ 12:11 pm In Green Graphics & Packaging,Green Holiday Gift Guide,Innovation | 9 Comments

Posch Biota Collection, reusable eco-friendly silk, gift wrapping, furoshiki, holiday 2007 [1]

The art of furoshiki [2] gift wrapping is a time-honored, ancient tradition, and Montreal-based Posch [3] designs has put a new twist on this eco-friendly packaging concept with its latest reusable, silk fabric Biota Collection [4] wraps. Rid yourself of the guilt of holiday gift wrapping excess and throw-away packaging by swaddling your gifts for loved ones in these gorgeous silk squares that can be used as a stylish alternative to paper wrapping. It’s gift giving with a conscience and a flair for luxury that lasts.

The Biota Collection [4] is a collaboration of four Montreal graphic designers who joined forces to create limited-edition silk square serigraphs [5] that are stunningly illustrated with endangered species such as the Beluga Whale, the Atlantic Walrus, and the Wapiti, to name a few. (More that 400 animal and plant species are listed as endangered in Canada, and more than 30 species are en route to extinction). The Posch [3] team viewed this crisis as an opportunity to find better ways of doing things via the beautification and improvement of practices that typically generate waste and a throw-away attitude.

Posch [3] donates 5% of profits made from the Biota Collection [4] to the World Wild Life Fund [6]. The sales from their fabulous tote shopping bags [7], which Inhabitat reported on in June 2007 [8], go towards saving the fragile ecosystem of the last 500 Piping Plovers still alive in Quebec. Posch [3] also donates 2% of all sales to Équiterre [9], a local NGO that empowers citizens by inspiring them to take everyday steps toward reducing their greenhouse-gas emissions. All good causes worth getting wrapped up in!

Biota silk scarf wraps retail for $15

+ Shop Posch/Biota Collection [4]
+ Posch blog [10]

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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/12/06/reusable-silk-gift-wrapping-by-biota-collection/

[2] furoshiki: http://www.env.go.jp/en/focus/attach/060403-5.html

[3] Posch: http://www.posch.ca

[4] Biota Collection: http://shop.posch.ca/pages/biota

[5] serigraphs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screen-printing

[6] World Wild Life Fund: http://www.worldwildlife.org/

[7] tote shopping bags: http://shop.posch.ca/

[8] Inhabitat reported on in June 2007: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/06/10/posch-bags/

[9] Équiterre: http://www.equiterre.org/en/

[10] + Posch blog: http://shop.posch.ca/blogs/posch

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