We love a good question. Here's some that we've already been asked and we hope that you can find the answer you're after down below but if not, just drop us a line (email@example.com) and we'll get back to you.
HOW DO I WRAP WITH NUDOS?
See here for instructions.
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT SIZE I NEED?
See here for help on how to find the correct size.
DO I ASK FOR IT BACK, OR PASS IT ON?
So with NUDOS, there are two options:
1. You can ask for it back. Traditional etiquette is to return the wrap with thanks to the gift giver with a thank you! Most people these days get that circularity is fundamental to protect our Earth and create a sustainable way of living. However, NUDOS and this method of wrapping is still growing, so it makes sense to ask for it back in some cases. For example, with your kids, nieces and nephews. Or, if the person you're gifting to isn't likely to pass it on, you could say (or include a little note to say): "hey by the way, if think you're unlikely to use the wrapping I'm happy to have it back and reuse it again".
Feel free to forward them this link to educate them on some of the big issues caused by seemingly harmless gift wrap. Your small act of circularity may become the reason they discover something new and change their ways!
2. Let it become a part of the gift and your receiver gets to keep it and pass on the wrap next time they wrap a gift. This way, it stays in circulation and keeps replacing single-use paper each time it's gifted. When you pass it on, just forward them this link on and they can learn more about what it means and how to use it.
WHY DOES IT COST MORE THAN SINGLE-USE WRAPPING PAPER?
As a society, we're so used to being able to buy things incredibly cheap and quickly but rarely stop to question why or how something is so cheap and how it's made. I mean, why would we, after all?
The fact is, most products you can buy today are mass produced and therefore benefit from what is called "economies of scale". That means, with a higher production volume, the cost per item lowers significantly.
Most things that make it to your local stores and supermarkets are being produced in the 100,000+ pieces. Which is great for the customer since they can pay less in most instances. However, when we pay less, oftentimes there's a cost saving or a corner being cut somewhere in the supply chain. Whether it's through underpaying workers or by using the cheapest, least-environmentally friendly materials available. Also, the cheapest items to produce often tend to be ones that create huge damage to the environment, a cost which we are yet to fully appreciate.
With NUDOS, we make sure we don't cut any corners. The fact is there's still a whole process for that wrap to land on your table, from the sustainable material manufacturing (or recycling), to the printing, cutting, finishing and packaging.
That means we pay more for: the most sustainable materials we can, the most eco-friendly packaging, the most environmentally friendly ink and make sure we only work with environmentally certified supply chain partners that proactively aim to do the least damage to the earth as possible.
HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT TO OTHER "FABRIC" WRAPPING (OR FUROSHIKI)?
"This is an eco-friendly gift wrap."
"Our wraps are sustainably made from cotton, polyester and silk."
Above are examples of what you might read on other sites where they sell something similar to reusable gift wrap.
The problem is that simply creating something reusable is not enough. It matters where the material came from and how it's made. For example, polyester is a synthetic fibre derived from coal, air, water, and petroleum. Cotton is often claimed as sustainable but if it's non-organic, virgin cotton, it's often propping up an industry built on under-paid factory workers and damaging farming practices. Silk is the fibre that silkworms weave to make cocoons. To obtain silk, many farmers boil the worms alive inside their cocoons (look for peace silk instead). So in those cases, it's unfortunately doing more harm than good, through an unsustainable supply chain.
WHAT MATERIAL IS NUDOS MADE FROM?
All our wraps are currently made from either 100% recycled plastic bottles or 100% revived deadstock material discarded from fashion houses. Each material has been chosen specifically based on the least negative impact on the environment and society.
Each recycled plastic wrap (coming soon) we produce is designed by and supports those most impacted by climate change in order to raise awareness of the issues and provide resources to those that need it most. This of course is not possible with the Revived Collection (from deadstock fabrics) as those are pre-designed and are instead being repurposed.
WHAT ARE THE CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR MY NUDOS WRAP?
Since your NUDOS wrap will mostly be wrapping gifts, it shouldn't end up getting too dirty. Although, we get that sometimes life happens, so if it does just follow the below guidelines:
- Hand wash & hang dry
- Iron on medium setting
- Do not tumble dry
- Do not bleach
DO YOU MAKE HOLIDAY SPECIFIC DESIGNS?
Whilst some designs might seem naturally aligned with particular holidays (e.g. Diwali, Christmas, Eid, Chinese New Year etc.) we typically don't make specific artwork for the holidays. The reason is that a NUDOS wrap is designed to remain as versatile and reusable as possible, which means that it's able to wrap for any occasion or season.
The main thing is - it's gotta look good, so make sure you neaten up those edges!
CAN I BUY WHOLESALE?
Please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your enquiry and we can assist you with this.
IS THE PACKAGING SUSTAINABLE?
We hate packaging waste. We tested out a bunch of different packaging for sustainability, reusability and the ability to withstand crashing around in the back of a Royal Mail van. We finally settled on the Jiffy Green envelopes.
They are made from recycled content, even the padding is made from 100% recycled paper pulp. They also double up as a handy storage bag for your NUDOS wraps and are also fully recyclable at the end of their lifetime.
You'll also notice that there isn't any other paper in the package when it arrives. We wanted to reduce that extra waste and instead send you a thank you note and digital wrapping instructions via email.
WHAT ARE YOUR SHIPPING OPTIONS?
Please refer to our shipping page for information.
WHO CAN I CONTACT ABOUT A PRESS ENQUIRY?
For press enquiries, please email us at email@example.com and we'll be happy to chat.
HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION?
Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be happy to help.