Nashville Wraps-Celebrating 40 Years in Green Packaging!
Nashville Wraps is celebrating 40 years in business! The cool thing is the company started as a recycled project. Back in the 1970’s Nashville Wraps CEO’s father and brother-in-law were apparel reps traveling Tennessee, Kentucky and North Carolina. One of their customers had a textile business in Mountain City, Tennessee making beautifully-printed polyester fabrics.
After touring the facility, Robby’s dad asked about the 8-foot rolls of paper stacked high out behind the building. The owner explained, “It’s the paper left over after the fabric printing process and it’s becoming a problem. It’s filling up the landfill so fast the city wants us to find another way to dispose of it.” The rolls were beautiful florals and other patterns, but the printed side was on the inside of the roll.
Robby’s sister Kathy Green explains, “Dad could not get this paper off his mind. His apparel customers were paying a bundle for gift wrap. My husband got together with a machinist friend and designed and built a machine that re-rolled the paper, turning it pretty side out, and then cut it into 24-inch rolls that he and Dad could sell to their dress shop customers on the cheap!
“They started including a few rolls of the recycled wrapping paper when they went on the road with their dress samples. The paper quickly sold out. Because the apparel business was so time-consuming, Dad and Charles sold Robby the business. Robby called his new business Nashville Wraps. Soon the paper was selling fast and his new customers were asking for matching ribbon – so he sought out vendors for ribbon – and then they needed boxes – and so on.”
Now 40 years later, Nashville Wraps is one of the largest gift packaging distributors in the world specializing in eco-friendly products. Most of our products are made in the USA and many carry our Green Way brand.
In honor of this celebration, we’ve introduced our new Rainbow Confetti Collection. Confetti is super popular in design right now, so it’s perfect for all-occasion and special occasion gifts for birthdays and celebrations. Children’s shops will love these products as well as candy and gourmet shops.
This colorful design is fun for spring & summer! Just choose your favorite color of bright tissue or use multiple colors in the bags. We can hot stamp these bags with your store name or logo! The 100% recycled paper shopping bags are made in the USA with coordinating 100% recycled tissue paper and recycled gift wrap. More Spring & Summer Packaging.