July 16, 2015
Photo by Odeelo Dayondon
Generic is, well, generic. Especially when it comes to wrapping paper. Instead of buying the overplayed chevron and polka-dotted rolls from drugstores, we suggest you spruce up your special gift with locally made Wrappily’s wrap sheet.
In its second year, Wrappily paper has gained a reputation for being beautiful, reversible and environmentally friendly. It’s made from 100-percent recyclable and compostable newsprint using neighborhood newspaper presses. As impressive as all that sounds, the appeal of pretty wrapping paper is undeniably what lures gift makers to buy. Owner and designer Sara Smith (who was a wrapping paper saver before she started this) covers this corner by collaborating with local artists and designers, including the talented Andrew Mau and Jana Lam, to create covetable, one-of-a-kind patterns.
Available at Owens and Co., 1152 Nu‘uanu Ave., 531-4300, Sugarcane Shop, 137 11th Ave. Ste. 101, 739-2263, wrappily.com