Our goal at VZWraps is to provide you with a stylish alternative to traditional wrapping paper that leaves no trash behind when your present is opened.
How did we get started? Like many parents, as my children grew, so did my environmental awareness. Yet I always loved wrapping presents – using beautiful bows, embellishments, and gorgeous papers. Until one Christmas it dawned on me that I was turning all those wrapping supplies into trash, and I just couldn’t do it. So I made a quick trip to the fabric store, plopped the sewing machine onto the ping pong table, and started making some gift bags. We still use most of those original bags all these years later!
In 2010, I started selling bags on Etsy, but as demand grew I launched my own site and found a local sewing contractor to help with production. As the company grows, I am committed to sound environmental policies. You can read more about those policies here, but essentially we strive to:
- use local, US-based labor,
- use ribbons made in the US from recycled materials as much as possible,
- use recycled, US-made shipping materials – envelopes, boxes, labels, packaging,
- and always keep an eye on what we can do better.
We’re proud to be a Green America Certified Bronze business and a member of the Sustainable Business Network of Philadelphia.
Why are the bags called VZWraps? My name is Isabelle Vesey, pronounced V-Z. Please follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest where I share green-gift ideas and new fabrics.