Pros: Quality, long term savngs, green impact, feel-good factor, new traditions
Cons: Up front cost
I saw a stat from the Clean Air Council (here in my hometown of Philly) that holiday gift wrapping generates ***4 MILLION TONS *** of waste each season and it got me thinking... the whole idea of cutting trees, making paper (a dirty process), shipping it from China, distributing it, and then disposing of it (after just a few hours use sometimes!) is stupid and even offensive to the holiday ethic.
A few years ago, fed up with the "Christmas Consumer" paradigm, my family adopted the "Secret Santa" paradigm (you draw the name of one other family member and buy a gift for only that person) as a way to reduce consumption and waste.
Now I am reaching out to my family to propose we give those gifts in cloth wrapping we can re-use each year - Schrapps seems to have this figured out. I know I might get some resistance from at least one of my siblings... Any suggestions??
I am giving this product a hopeful 5 stars b/c of my excitement about a new paradigm. I'll be back with detailed product rating once I have gotten my Shrapps.