Local designer Viola Sutanto is redefining how to give great gifts with her eco-friendly gift-wrapping line, Chewing the Cud.
The chipper line features everything you need to gift well — witty letterpress cards, reusable wrapping cloths, stamps, and even custom stationary.
New this fall, keep an eye out for fresh bucket bags (available in two sizes) that are great for stowing away knick-knacks, packing picnics, and as gifts for expecting moms or brides. Also, get your hands on Limitee, a limited edition gift decorating kit with an array of embellishments (stickers, tags, etc.), housed in a wooden cigar box. It's the hip scrapbooker's dream kit.
We also love CTC's most popular item, the Give Wraps. Quirky, happy, original designs are printed on 100% organic, recycled cotton sheets, with soy-based ink.These versatile little guys so fun that we're guessing you won't want to gift them away -- and we don't blame you. In fact, we suggest using them as head or neck scarves, framing and hanging them, or (our favorite!) get a set and use them as chic cloth napkins for your next dinner party. (We guarantee they'll be a conversation -- not to mention compliment -- starter.)
Find Chewing the Cud at:
- Birch (3263 Sacramento St.)
- Curiosity Shoppe (855 Valencia St.)
- The Desk Set (3252 Sacramento St.)
- Egg & Urban Mercantile (85 Carl St.)
- Lavish (508 Hayes St.)
- Lola of North Beach (1415 Grant Ave.)
- Perch (654 Chenery St.)
- Union Street Papery (2162 Union St.)
- Wink SF (4107 24th St.)
Lily Ko (lily.7x7 @ gmail.com) studied fashion design and merchandising at Central Saint Martins and the Academy of Art University. In addition to writing for 7x7, Lily is an editor at SF Station, works as a freelance stylist and covers food, fashion and fun on her blog, Curated SF.