Scone's Amanda Paradice launches online business selling reusable gift and food wraps

NEW VENTURE: Scone local Amanda Paradice has launched Rewrap and hopes to see the fun wrapping concept take off in Australia.
NEW VENTURE: Scone local Amanda Paradice has launched Rewrap and hopes to see the fun wrapping concept take off in Australia.

AMANDA Paradice is best known for her jewellery shop on Kelly Street but now she is taking her designs one step further with the launch of her own online business.

Rewrap, a variety of beautifully designed reusable gift and food wraps, came about due to Amanda's desire to leave as small of an ecological footprint as possible.

"I've been thinking for a long time about what I can do to help the environment, because it's very much on my mind," the mother of four said.

BRIGHT AND FUN: The aim of Rewrap is to showcase the many fun ways gifts can be wrapped which don't involve paper.

BRIGHT AND FUN: The aim of Rewrap is to showcase the many fun ways gifts can be wrapped which don't involve paper.

"I've got to the age now where I am thinking further ahead. I want to help the planet, and don't want to leave it with a bigger footprint than what I came with.

"I wanted to do something I could send easily in the post, I wanted to do something I could design myself, I wanted to do something good for the environment, I wanted to do something fun and this is what I came up with."

Inspiration for the idea came from her grandmother, who used to give her presents in fabric, as well as leaving a better future for her four children.

"My grandmother and her husband were in the war and they reused and recycled everything," Amanda said.

"Every Christmas she would always lament at all this paper that had been thrown away."

The website offers a variety of different reusable gift wraps as well as silk scarves which can be used for wrapping gifts, and beeswax food wraps.

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"The beeswax wraps are an extension of the idea, where instead of using glad wrap you use cotton pieces of fabric made with beeswax and pine resin," Amanda explained.

"They last for over a year and you can use them with all different food types except for meat.

"They're great for sandwiches, snacks, they're easy to use and smell great."

Products are available now on Amanda's website www.rewrap.com.au or in her store at 152 Kelly Street Scone.

Find out more on Instagram @aparadice_jewellery

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