Food & dining

Insider: Cute, reusable, and washable, Bee’s Wrap replaces plastic baggies in your lunch

When Vermont mom Sarah Kaeck wanted to banish plastic baggies and wrap from her kitchen, she invented a more thoughtful way to store food. Six years ago, Kaeck launched Bee’s Wrap. She infused organic cotton with beeswax, organic jojoba oil, and tree resin and created reusable and washable squares and rectangles with geometric patterns. The wraps soften with the warmth of your hands to mold around sandwiches, cheese cubes, carrot sticks, cookies, and even to cover a bowl. When it cools, it creates a seal. The company recently added a set with a whimiscal pattern — Bees + Bears Lunch Pack ($21), a trio of wrappers, which include one sandwich square (13 inches by 13 inches) plus two rectangles (10 inches by 11 inches) for bundling up lunches for the office, school, or on-the-go eating. After you unwrap the food, use one as a place mat. The pattern is inspired by New England’s ecosystem. Available at Kitchen Witch, 671 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, 617-524-6800; Cambridge Naturals, 23 White St., Cambridge, 617-492-4452; Kitchen Outfitters, 342 Great Road, Acton, 978-263-1955; Duck Soup, 365 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, 978-443-3825, or go to