FOLKUS, Jimmy Jordan Wrapping Paper

FOLKUS is a Brooklyn-based brand that aims to create a sustainable future by amplifying Black folk stories andleveraging the practical approaches, inventiveness, and design aesthetic of Black folks.

Their collection of wrapping paper rolls
are multipurpose, double-sided and free of trees, water, bleach, harmfulinks or acids — allowing for easy and chic environmental stewardship.

The inspiration behind the Prints

The Jordan design is based on Kpokpo, "a country cloth" crafted by the Vai and Mende people of Sierre Leone.  A Kpokpo is a heavy cotton cloth crafted on a tripod loom. These beautiful textiles were once a symbol of wealth and prestige, so much so that the cloth was used as sort of hammock to transport chiefs and to mark special occasions.

"Brother" Jimmy is the human Swiss-Army knife -- the guy that somehow has amassed a wealth of know-how knowledge. Jimmy knows how to build shelves, fix your computer, make sushi, braid hair, prepare your taxes; we could go on and on. Jimmy is a "relaxed" design because like the man be prepared to hear "no problem" when he lends a helping hand. 

30 sq ft. / 76.2 cm x 3.05 m