IMAGE: Emily Blistein and Jessica Anderson of You're So Golden
In the last year, Bee's Wrap has become my most treasured multi-purpose product—and it makes for a truly lovely (and infinitely useful!) gift to give. Handmade by a team of badass women workers in Vermont, these biodegradable beeswax cloths are more than a sustainable alternative to plastic wrap. As we show below, you can use 'em for everything from storing sandwiches to starting fires.
Bee's Wrap should be an indispensable part of everyone's sustainable living toolkit. It's beautiful and functional and biodegrades. Check out these six ways to work with Bee's Wrap and be sure to participate in our Bee's Wrap x Loam Instagram Giveaway @loammagazine to grab a wrap of your very own.
The Loam crew loves a hearty loaf of No-Knead Bread. We use Bee's Wrap not only to keep the dough covered as it rises, but also as a sturdy surface for shaping the dough.
STORING SANDWICHES ON THE GO
Sometimes a glass storage container is just too clunky. Bee's Wrap is ideal for wrapping up fruit, nuts, and breads for everything from rock climbing treks to lakeside picnics. Simply use the warmth of your hands to mold the wrap to whatever goodie you're taking with you on the road.
AS A FIRE STARTER
Short on newspaper? Shred soon-to-expire Bee's Wrap (it can last for almost a year) to warm a winter's night.
TO OPEN JARS
Because sometimes you need a little help!
AT THE FARMER'S MARKET
Bring Bee's Wrap, a few small cloth bags, a sturdy reusable tote, and a Mason jar or two and you'll have everything you need to sustainably store this season's abundance.
AS A PLACEMAT FOR HIKING
Unlike flimsy plastic wrap, Bee's Wrap is sturdy enough to support a picnic spread.
There you have it! Six ways to work with our favorite practical & pretty sustainable food storage alternative. Living with less really opens up the door to doing more.