How can we live happily in an earth friendly way? How can I be a part of the sustainability movement?
This is how ecowrap Byron Bay started.
If we can reduce the use of disposable plastic food wrap, even only a bit, that can be our first step toward earth friendly action.
Our life is full of useful, easy and convenient products. I used to throw away plastic food wraps after using once only, many times a day.
For a while, I used to wonder ‘Is it ok to add more rubbish in the world?’…
When you throw a little pebble into a calm pond, the ripples gradually expand. I hope ecowrap Byron Bay will be a little peddle sending out earth-friendly ripples.
Our society is starting to focus more on sustainable living, realizing the real intangible value of nature, rather than just exploiting it to feed our ever-growing disposable consumer economy.
From hand to hand, from mouth to mouth, through the connection between people, the concept of kindness to the earth is slowly but surely being passed on. We believe that treating our mother earth with respect is the first step towards a positive sustainable future.
ecowrap Byron Bay is creating the kindness and love toward the mother nature based on this concept.
YOKO (eco wrap BYRON BAY Producer)
Yoko migrated to Byron Bay, Australia in 2004 from Japan. Since 2008, she has been living in a small but powerful sustainable town called Mullumbinby in the beautiful Byron Shire. She has been continuously practicing Earth-friendly and people-friendly living, while raising two young children.
About 10 years ago, Yoko started to produce natural baskets using palm fronds and vines. To share the art of creating with natural and local materials, she has been organizing workshops in the shire. After questioning the use of disposable plastic food wraps, Yoko decided to establish ecowrap Byron Bay to contribute to building the sustainable society, and she has been hand making re-useable food wraps with love according her belief of living in harmony with mother earth.
How to use
For your child’s lunch wrap, or perhaps for a bring-a-plate gatherings, the lovely and colourful ecowraps will highlight your yummy creation.
For lunch, wrap some sandwiches or rice balls
The power of bees can keep the freshness of the vegetables for a long time
ecowrap is also useful for wrapping leftover vegetables.
You can change the shape of ecowraps with the warmth of your hand, so it to will fit any shape
After use, you can just wash ecpwraps under the running water and leave them to dry.
You can reuse them again and again. When they are finally ready to go back to nature, you can compost them.
Just wash and dry
Tips to use the ecowrap well
ecowraps will mould to fit perfectly over any foods, bowls, plates, etc. simply by warming them with your hands
ecowraps keep their shape when cooler than body temperature.
For wrapping meat, fish, and acidic fruits like citrus, onions and garlic, put these food in slightly deeper bowls. Your ecowraps will last longer if they don’t touch these foods.
Even it ecowraps are not directly in contact with food, the antibacterial effect of the beeswax will keep the food fresher for longer than plastic food wraps.
When you start using ecowraps, bees wax might stain the bowls, but it will gradually disappear.
The odor of beeswax will not pass into food.
How to use ecowrap
As our ecowrap is made by all natural product, texture might change depending on the temperature and humidity.
Please do not use the ecowrap for microwave, oven and hot water. Bees wax starts to melt from 50 ℃ to 70℃.
Please keep the ecowrap in the draw and avoid direct sunlight and high temperature.
Once the ecowrap become sticky, please put it into the fridge. Then, the sickness will disappear.
For low temperature in winter, bees wax tend to get harden and you might feel less sticky on the surface of ecowrap. Please put the ecowarp under the sun and that would make it softer again.
After use, please wash the ecowrap with water or natural detergent by hand, then air dry it. You can use it again and again.
Depending on how you care your ecowraps, usually, it is possible to use it repeatedly for a long time.
Using more and more makes white wrinkles on the surface of ecowraps. That is the clear evident that you are considering about the future of earth and contributing to earth-friendly living. Nothing wrong with the product. Please keep it with your affection.
When ecowraps completed its' duty, please cut it small and compost them. It will return to the earth safely.
Our commitment to good materials
Our main ingredient, bees wax comes from hives located in the hills surrounding beautiful Byron Bay.
ecowraps are reusable food wraps made with all natural ingredients which are environmentally friendly. We use three kinds of materials: 100% cotton, a hemp and cotton blend and plant-based dyes. We coat each material with all natural ingredients, such as beeswax from Byron Bay, organic jojoba oil, organic extra virgin coconut oil, and natural tree resin. Each ecowrap is made by hand with love. It can be used with confidence in your home even with small children.
ecowraps are a fantastic alternative to traditional disposable plastic food wrap as it prevents food from drying out and keeps it fresher for longer. This is because the natural preservative effects of the ingredients in ecowraps, such as bees wax, jojoba oil and coconut oil are superior to plastic.
Efficacy of bees wax
Bees wax is a natural antibiotic due to its anti-bacterial properties. It also has excellent moisture retaining and waterproofing abilities.
Efficacy of jojoba oil and coconut oil
Jojoba oil is a powerful antioxidant, making it is possible to preserve goods for several years. It has anti-bacterial and antioxidant effects in addition to its ability to help food to retain moisture.
For you to enjoy the visual impact of ecowraps in your kitchen and in your fridge, the owner of ecowraps has chosen an attractive range of 100% cotton materials (some are organic cotton), which are all designed to last.
There are three different sizes, S, M, L for different purposes.
S size 20x20cm
For small vegetables like cucumbers or avocados, small fruits like apples, or to be used as covers for small cups or bowls.
M size 27x27cm
For covering the cut section of medium sized fruits and vegetables, like cabbages or melons as well as sandwiches, blocks of cheese, and plates or salad bowls.
L size 33x33cm
For covering the cut section of large sized vegetables like pumpkins or watermelons, leafy vegetables, or loaves of bread, as well as serving plates or bowls.
Q. How long can I use the ecowrap for?
A. It depends on how you use it, but the wrap will usually last for a year. Please follow the instructions on how to use ecowraps to ensure that they last for as long as possible.
Q. Is wax going to crack after while?
A. Yes, as beeswax is a natural product, it is normal for cracks to form on the surface of an ecowrap after using it for a while. Please take care when removing the wraps from bowls or in peeling ecowraps apart in order to minimize wrinkling or cracking.
Q. Is there any difference in using different thickness ecowraps?
A. While the thickness of the material may differ, all ecowraps have the same essential properties. The thicker ones might be harder to start with but it will become nice and soft with repeated use.
Q. Can I use ecowraps in the microwave?
A. No. You can’t use an ecowrap in the microwave as the bees wax may melt. Please exercise caution when using ecowraps near hot surfaces or when covering hot food. Please note that ecowraps are not dishwasher safe.
ecowrap Byron Bay
1 Hibiscus Place, Mullumbimby, NSW 2482 Australia
TEL +61 4 0359 4911