Forest destruction is a big problem, so recycling in this way is really useful.

The Anniston Star reviews a book with an interesting title, Wrapping Scarf Revolution, by Patricia Lee.  The author also sells scarves at  As the article says, and as many well know:

On Christmas morning, trash barrels across the nation will be loaded down with tons — 4 million tons, to be more specific — of wrapping paper and shopping bags. These pretty rolls of paper are used for a short amount of time and discarded without a second thought — waste in the form of landfill fodder and money.

One solution, used in Korea, for example is to use scarves, and the book and website go into the approach in detail.  The scarves are attractive, reusable, and have multiple uses, from hobo sticks to carrying groceries.  Great idea.

I did not know that bojagi is a kind of Korean wrapping cloth, which, according to the WikiPedia article:

flourished during the Joseon Dynasty (1392–1910)

Bojagi or bo for short (also pojagi or bojaki) is a traditional Korean wrapping cloth. Bojagi are square and can be made from a variety of materials, though silk is common. Embroidered bojagi are known as subo.