Isabelle Vesey's Profile

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I started making gift bags a few years ago for my family’s Christmas presents because I was tired of the waste generated from traditional wrapping paper. Who hasn’t filled an entire trash bag with paper and ribbon after your kids have quickly ripped open their gifts on Christmas morning? The next year, after I already had a stash of bags, my wrapping went so much more quickly — just drop in the present and tie the bag shut! What a time saver during one of the busiest times of the year. Now, I make bags for all occasions — wedding showers, to welcome a new baby, birthdays, you name it. I don’t think I will ever buy wrapping paper again!

VZWraps can be reused countless times, keeping rolls and rolls of wrapping paper out of landfills. Paper that often can’t be recycled because it is dyed or laminated, contains non-paper additives, is too thin to have good-quality fibers, or has…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 22
  • Joined February 26, 2010

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Always looking for recycled or eco friendly fabrics, use ribbon made from recycled plastic bottles and from 100 percent recycled post consumer polyester

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About

I started making gift bags a few years ago for my family’s Christmas presents because I was tired of the waste generated from traditional wrapping paper. Who hasn’t filled an entire trash bag with paper and ribbon after your kids have quickly ripped open their gifts on Christmas morning? The next year, after I already had a stash of bags, my wrapping went so much more quickly — just drop in the present and tie the bag shut! What a time saver during one of the busiest times of the year. Now, I make bags for all occasions — wedding showers, to welcome a new baby, birthdays, you name it. I don’t think I will ever buy wrapping paper again!

VZWraps can be reused countless times, keeping rolls and rolls of wrapping paper out of landfills. Paper that often can’t be recycled because it is dyed or laminated, contains non-paper additives, is too thin to have good-quality fibers, or has tape on it (earth911.com.) According to the Clean Air Council, an additional 5 million tons of waste is generated in the U.S. during the holidays. Four million tons of this is wrapping paper and shopping bags.

I realize that 100% cotton may not have the smallest carbon footprint, but my hope and goal is to find more sustainable fabrics for my bags. I try to use repurposed or vintage fabrics when I can find them. I’m also investigating organics, bamboo, and hemp, although at this time, the prices are still a bit high. I have found a source for grosgrain ribbon made from 100% recycled plastic bottles and a beautiful satin ribbon made from recycled post-consumer polyester. If one of the recycled ribbons is not available in the right size or color, I'll use vintage ribbon or traditional satin or grosgrain made in the USA.

I can be reached at IVesey [!at] VZWraps.com
http://www.Facebook/com/VZWraps and on Twitter at @VZWraps

You can read my blog at http://www.vzwraps.com/blog

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