Need To Know
First Time Use - How to Wrap & Seal
How Do They Work?
Simply warm them in your hands and wrap them around produce, bowls, sandwiches, nuts, snacks, cheese and cooked / smoked meats - virtually any perishable. The wraps stick to themselves and provide a clean and protective seal.
How do I get them to Stick to Bowls?
If you want your wraps to firmly stick to bowls, we recommend activating them to ensure they adhere properly. To activate your wraps, roll each wrap into a ball in your hands like you're kneading dough, the combination of warmth and motion will make them forever tacky. Once activated ensure that you stick the wraps to themselves, not just the bowl, to make sure they provide a good seal. Check out the :57 second mark of the video above for some visual tips.
How to wash & store your wraps
Reusable? I Don't Get it, Won't They Get Dirty?
Fear not friend. After use, simply rinse in cool water - hot water will reduce the wax coating - and gently wash with an eco-friendly soap (avoid ethanol based soaps) and a soft sponge or your hands, just like you would a plate or bowl. Try not to let them soak in water for too long. Once clean you can either hang to dry or use a towel (don't wring them out though) and reuse immediately. They may - with certain foods like pomegranate - develop a darker patina, but as long as you keep working them they'll keep delivering freshness.
How Long Do Etee Wraps Last?
What kind of dye is used? Is the cotton organic?
Fair question! All of our dyes are non toxic and free of heavy metals, AZOs and formaldehyde found in typical textile dyes. etee Food Wraps are made with organic cotton muslin infused with Certified Organic beeswax, tree resin, organic jojoba and cinnamon & clove essential oils with a touch of non-gmo soy wax. Both the dyes and the fabric utilize very little water to be processed, of which a great portion is recycled. They are certified under the Global Organic Textile Standard - recognized as the world's leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres - which means they are also in compliance with social criteria. You can learn more here: http://www.global-standard.org/
Will They Work In A Freezer?
30 days or less, yes! But they're not recommended for uncooked meat.
What Sizes Do They Come In?
Each pack includes:
- Small Teal wrap (7" x 8") - good for cut cucumbers, avocados, small trail mix, fruit and to top jars.
- Medium Green wrap (10" x 11") - good for cheese, trail mix, half a sandwich, half a cabbage, medium bowls, grape tomatoes and baked goods
- Large Blue wrap (12" x 14") - good for sandwiches & left over pizza slices, celery, cheese, larger bowl or dish, larger melon, grapes, greens, beans and asparagus.
Bags & Accessories
Why Organic Cotton?
When I first heard about organic cotton, I didn't really get it. Organic food made sense,
but I didn't understand why Organic cotton was so important. But it turns out that cotton requires a lot of processing and it's really hard on fields, which in turn runs off into our water table.
Here's a quote from Huff Post that elaborates:
"What makes organic materials, like cotton, so much better than the conventional ones? Organic cotton is grown in a way that uses methods and materials that lessen the impact on our environment. A big effort in the organic movement is to use growing systems that replenish and maintain soil fertility and build biologically diverse agriculture. Organic cotton uses far less water too."
Why Reclaimed Leather For Our Canvas Collection?
Leather looks cool and it's super useful, but due to animal treatment and the cattle industry's impact on global warming, not to mention the issues surrounding how leather is tanned, we wanted to avoid virgin leather.
Please don't feel judged if you eat cows, or use leather - we do too - but this was an experiment to see how practical it is to avoid virgin leather. Turns out it's possible, but requires a bit of digging. After a number of trials, we settled on old horse straps and reins from a Mennonite farmer we met outside of Toronto.
Here's a quote from Cosmopolitan that elaborates:
"...When it comes down to it, the cruelty faced by animals, the environmental degradation, and the awful working conditions of the poor who are forced to take up work in slaughterhouses and tanneries—the price we as a civilization are paying for a handbag or car seats is just too much. No matter how hard activists work, we will never be able to entirely stop the cruelty or the ecological damage."
Orders, Shipping & Stuff
Help! I already submitted my order, but I need to make a change!
We process our orders pretty quickly, but we'll do our best to make changes where we can. If there are any changes needed to your order or address give us a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible so that we can fix that up before it ships out!
Who do you ship with?
In the USA we ship via USPS, in Canada via Canada Post, and all international orders are shipped via Globegistics.
Do you charge shipping?
Shipping is free in North America! International orders are charged an added shipping cost that varies depending on your location and how much you purchase. VAT and local international mail charges may apply and are outside of etee's control.
How long do I have to wait my order arrives?
Your order should ship within 2-4 business days, and arrive within 3-10 business days after that depending on where you're located in North America, and 9-15 business days internationally. Be sure to triple check your shipping address, as simple errors can hold up processing time.