Gallery: The Local Paper Makes Gorgeous Eco Gift Wrap


Here’s a source for gift wrap paper that is as beautiful as it is eco-conscious. Known as The Local Paper, these couture coverings are based on unique themes that are inspired by the designers’ travel, nature, and life. Each elegant wrap comes in 24×36 inch sheets that are Forestry Stewardship Council certified, made with papers that are 30% recycled post-consumer fiber. Additionally, all of the packaging used is recycled, recyclable, and biodegradable. You can purchase The Local Paper at the Contemporary Arts Museum Shop in Houston, TX or online.

+ The Local Paper


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  1. ACE001 March 8, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Yeah, this is not uber eco, although they are trying. If you really want to be an eco-giver, head over to Loop at They have eco-luxe wrapping paper, printed with soy inks on FSC-certified, 100% post-consumer recycled, processed chlorine free paper that was made from wind-generated energy.

    Whew! that’s a green mouthful!

  2. allegrodesign February 26, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Metallic ink isn’t considered eco friendly. If the designers are using something special, it would be good to point that out.

  3. Charissa February 9, 2010 at 1:48 am

    Oh, very nice – the patterns are interesting but understated. I write a blog about gift wrapping ( and am always on the lookout for interesting papers and green ideas to share. Thanks for the tip!

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