The naturally sourced Bee’s Wrap is a malleable material that can be used as a sustainable substitute for plastic food wrap. It’s washable, reusable, and biodegradable—meaning it won’t negatively impact the environment after being thrown away.
Bee’s Wrap was founded in 2012 by farming and gardening enthusiast Sarah Kaeck, who hoped to begin a movement towards healthier and greener living by eliminating the use of plastics in kitchens. After researching some traditional food storage methods, Kaeak was able to create Bee’s Wrap from a combination of organic cotton, beeswax, organic jojoba oil, and tree resin. The wrap is easily molded by the warmth of your hands and hardens to provide safe food storage just minutes after application. Use Bee’s Wrap to cover plates and bowls or to store sandwiches, vegetables, and cheeses.
At first, each wrap was produced and hand-printed with bee’s wax in the creator’s home. Over time, the company has received enough funding to design and invest in custom fabric-coating machines. Today, Bee’s Warp products are manufactured by a growing team of women in a quaint Vermont workshop.
Since their inception, Bee’s Wrap fabric and printing processes have been certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard. The beeswax itself is naturally sourced from sustainably-managed US hives, and the jojoba oil is 100 percent organic. These ingredients are not only easier on the environment but possess antibacterial qualities to retain food freshness. As for the packaging in which Bee’s Wrap is delivered, it’s completely recyclable and uses no plastic.
To reuse Bee’s Wrap, simply wash it with cool water and gentle soap. To store the wraps, let them air dry, fold them, and put them away. With proper care, one Bee’s Wrap can last up to a year, so consider it an annual investment. When the wrap’s kitchen life comes to an end, you’ll only have to cut it into strips and throw them into your compost heap. Alternatively, you can try using the strips as kindling for your next fire!
As an environmentally-conscious company, Bee’s Wrap is determined to pave a pathway for social change. At an individual level, the company wishes to at least enhance the lives of those who buy and use their products. Creator Sarah Kaeck explains, “As a family business, we are vested in the values and environment we pass along to future generations.”
You can shop for Bee’s Wrap products on the company’s website, but remember that all shipments are coming from the USA. If you’re living in another part of the world, postage can become a little pricey. Purchase Bee’s Wrap in sets of three or in specific food categories like “baguette wraps” or “bread wraps.” Wraps can also be ordered to feature any of three unique prints: original, geometric, and clover. If you think Bee’s Wrap would make the perfect gift for a friend or loved one, but you’re unsure of what kind of wrap to get them, you can always buy a gift card!