Hawaii: In Real Life ~ Midori-dori

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Did you know that Americans throw away 25 percent more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s than any other time of the year? Whether we’re in the holiday season or not, we should be conscious of reducing our waste throughout the year.

In support of Kanu Hawaii’s “Simplify the Holidays,” we visited McKinley alumni Stacy Uyehara at her Ala Moana kiosk, Midori-dori, to find out more about her beautiful, reuseable, local-style furoshiki (Japanese fabric wrap). It’s easy to use and a great replacement for gift wrap — in fact, you don’t even need a box to make it work.

Here’s a video of Stacy showing me how quick and easy it is to wrap gifts with Midori-dori … well, almost! I had some flashbacks of Cat Toth’s “Scarfing” video. But it’s all good!

We were so excited, we forgot to add that in addition to all the places Stacy mentioned, Midori-dori is carried at Big Island Packaging in Hilo. Anyway, if you want to watch the entire episode, check it out on Hawaii IRL.

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