Our Prints

Sustainable Beeswax wrap in the print 1% for the planet covering the top of a bowl of leftovers; the print features the 1% for the planet logo and outlines of many different plants and animals all in shades of blue.
1%FTP 
In this print, Khala & Company teamed up with 1% for the Planet to highlight the mosaic of life forms that comprise 1%FTP’s iconic planet-shaped logo. From pine trees to human divers, flowers to bees, spend some time just looking at the design of these Khala Cloths, discovering as many figures as possible & thinking about how you are connected to it all, especially in the food you wrap. In addition to the beauty and meaning of our Khala Cloths prints, comes the peace of mind that they are honoring your food, no plastic or food waste represented here! 
Since our founding in 2016, Khala & Company has been a full business member of 1% for the Planet, partnering up with fellow 1%FTP non-profits to amplify their missions and work. 
Concept: Asa McKee 
Graphic Design: Corinne Wells  
   
   
 
Small sustainable beeswax wrap covering a bowl in the print Among the Sunflowers, a cheerful print of traditional yellow and brilliant red sunflowers accompanied by the Khala & CO logo in green.
Sunflowers have such a beautiful but complicated cultural history. In the United States, their bright faces and bountiful seeds were first cultivated by Native American tribes, and then by Euro-American settlers. This is the first artwork painted by Khala founder, Tamar McKee, in commemoration of her grandmother who grew up in western Kansas and passed away in 2018 with this artwork adorning her walls. As a family-run business, Khala & Company was mentored by such elders, and when we honor our food, we honor them. 
Artwork: Tamar McKee 
  
 
      
Sustainable Khala & CO beeswax wrap in the foreground in the print DinoClimate, which features cartoon and brightly colored dinosaurs, leaves and insects. In the background is a browned fossil dinosaur skull still in rock.
In this print, watercolored dinosaurs beam contentedly in the comfort of their prehistoric climes. Eggs signal the generations to come, food is plentiful & the atmosphere adaptable. If you find yourself saying, “awww!” when you encounter these Khala Cloths, then our intentions are true! But this print also captures a moment in planet’s history that we know to be catastrophically extinct, where the climate changed beyond what the dinosaurs could survive as a species. As you wrap your food in this print, think about the carbon-imprint you are sparing the planet and know this everyday action will have extraordinary impact, one Khala Cloth use at a time. 
Artwork: Corinne Wells 
   
   
 
Clippings of mint atop a eco-friendly beeswax wrap in the print Harvest, which has realistically rendered ripe vegetables cascading down the fabric accompanied by the Khala & CO logo, on a wooden picnic bench drenched in sunlight.
This is more than just a pretty print of luscious vegetables just waiting to be harvested and honored in these Khala Cloths. This print is here to remind you that food waste is a global problem that contributes 8% of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions each year - - a small solution to which you literally hold in your hands every time you use Khala Cloths to wrap and preserve your food.  As you do so, “Harvest” is also here to remind you that when we at Khala & Company encourage you to “Honor Your Food,” we are talking from root to tip; from the hand that picks under the blistering sun to the hand that stocks the shelves in the quiet of night; from the farm to the fork; and from compost into life force once again. Let’s not waste it. 
Artwork: Madeline Ellis
 
 
  
Ripe and vibrant strawberries in a bag folded from Khala & CO's sustainable beeswax wrap in the print Heartberries, which features delicate strawberry plants and the Khala & CO logo.
Heartberries 
In times when we need more heart than ever, this print "Heart Berries" is here to remind you of the people & planet that make it possible to honor your food. Heart Berries are the reminders of childhoods in wild or scrappy strawberry patches, competing with the birds and bugs on who would get the newest, ripest berries first… Of plates and glasses in grandparents' homes adorned with quaint renditions of the charismatic fruit… Heart Berries also remind us of how native species of strawberries in North America speak to creation stories of Sky Woman, where through trauma and loss, the earth awakes to offer humanity the first berries of summer from the hearts of the beloved departed. "Heart Berries," was born under the full moon of June 2020, the Strawberry Moon, so that we could charge it with all this meaning and more. But most of all, we offer this print to give you ALL heart whenever you need it most. 
Concept: Asa & Tamar McKee 
Artwork: Madeline Ellis 
 
 
 
The process of cutting out a Khala & CO sustainable beeswax wrap, showing the production floor and a workers hands holding a sustainable beeswax wrap with the print Khalarado. This print has falling golden and colorado flag aspen leaves on a background of aspen bark and the Khala & CO logo.
Whether you are a lifelong Coloradoan or find yourself visiting the state in search of adventure, this print is for anyone who wants to celebrate the Centennial state! From the beauty of the iconic state flag to the golden shimmer that spreads across mountainsides when aspen groves alight in autumn, this print is inspired by Khala’s roots in our home state of Colorado. Wherever your adventure takes you, pack-in & pack-out, leaving no plastic trace with these “Khalarado” Khala Cloths. The forests will thank you. 
Concept: Asa & Tamar McKee 
Artwork: Corinne Wells 
 
   
 An ecofriendly beeswax wrap in the print Watershed Mermaids atop a red sandstone rock perched on a valley overlook. Watershed Mermaids is a colorufl print with mermaids representing three different ecosystems, with scattered shells and wave patterns throughout.
When was the last time you thought about our earth’s watersheds, from headwaters to ocean? The miracle of this system is as beautiful as it is hydrologically profound, and we envisioned these mermaids as being keepers of the waters every drop of the way. The Headwaters Mermaid wrings the glacial runoff into the waiting arms of the River Mermaid, who then flows and deltas into the Ocean Mermaid. As you wrap your food in this print, know you are helping the Watershed Mermaids by keeping plastic out of their waters. 
Concept: Tamar McKee 
Artwork: Madeline Ellis    
    
       
 
Bowl covered with an eco-friendly Khala & CO beeswax wrap on a round structure of ruddy red branches, featuring the print Windows into the Still Wild, which has various native Colorado Wildlife rendered in a colorful and abstract style.
It is spring, and the warmth of the earth wakes the bear who stalks the foothill creeks looking for rainbow trout to satiate their long winter hunger. It is summer, and the buffalo stir up the fragrance of sagebrush plains still wet from the passing of a rainstorm while a rainbow arcs overhead. It is fall, and the elk bugle under the golden canopy of quaking aspens. It is winter, and a flicker perches on the trunk of a cottonwood, withstanding the stormy swirl of an oncoming blizzard. In this print, each animal is a window not just into their habitat, but their homes during specific times of years, climatic events, and ecological niche in the American West. Despite the encroachment of humanity’s lesser forms – plastic pollution being just one – these creatures still roam in wild-enough places, and this Khala Cloth is here to remind of how you can help, one wrap at a time. 
Concept: Asa McKee 
Artwork: Tamar McKee