Eco Maximus Elephant Dung Greeting Card

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These joyful elephant dung greetings cards are full of colour and character. Each one is hand-painted so the person you send the card to will receive a lovely piece of art along with your message.

The cards are made from 75% elephant dung and 25% recycled paper – yes really! - and come in a range of colours. Each card comes with a matching envelope, also made from elephant dung.

All the cards are Fair Trade and painted by artists at the Maximus Elephant Conservation Trust in Sri Lanka.

Dimensions: 11 x 15 cm

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All the elephant dung paper used to make the greetings cards is handmade at the Maximus Elephant Conservation Trust in Sri Lanka.

The process of making elephant dung paper is a little different from making regular handmade paper. The fibres are pulped by the elephant, instead of by hand or machine, whilst they are digesting, then the readymade pulp comes out the back!

The elephant dung is collected then vigorously boiled with margosa leaves, which are a natural disinfectant. They are then mixed with 25% recycled paper, resulting in our beautiful elephant dung paper. The coarseness and shade of the paper are entirely dependent on the elephants’ diet, making each sheet as unique as the elephant that produced it.

Due to the handmade nature of these products, colours and designs may slightly vary but loveliness comes as standard.

To see the rest of our Elephant Dung Range click here

Making a difference elephantBy buying this product you are helping improve the outlook for the majestic elephants of Sri Lanka.

 All the products in this range are made by skilled and creative artisans using elephant dung paper from the Maximus Elephant Conservation Trust. Elephant dung paper is the ultimate in recycling - it's made up of 75% dung and 25% recycled paper, with the elephants in charge of the pulping process of paper-making as they digest their food!

 Maximus has its workshop in the grounds of the Millennium Elephant Foundation (MEF), a wonderful small charity that cares for sick, old and disabled elephants. The foundation is also working hard to resolve the conflict between elephants and local communities, a critical concern as the elephants' natural habitat decreases and they turn to eating farmers' crops.

Working with initiatives like Maximus, they are able to show the positive relationship local economies can have with these amazing animals - a simple example of this is that they pay villagers to collect the elephant dung which is used to make the paper.

By buying this product you will help the foundation continue its incredible work.

Feefo Reviews - Average 100% (7 reviews)

Date Score Customer Comment Our Response
22-Jan-2021 Product:

Excellent Colourful and made of dung. Glad you gave our eco maximus cards 5 stars. Thank you.
28-Dec-2020 Product:

Brilliant well made card. So good to get something unusual. Our eco maximus elephant dung greetings cards are certainly a conversation starter ;-) Thank you for the review.
13-Feb-2020 Product:

very cute card using it for Valentine’s Day as it’s unique and a bit of elephant poo goes a long way 😛
29-Oct-2019 Product:

Excellent Thanks for buying our elephant dung greeting card! It goes towards keeping the elephants safe so thanks from them too!
31-Aug-2019 Product:

As Above We're really pleased that you were so happy with your elephant dung greeting card. We just love how they are made.
28-Jul-2018 Product:

Good product and customer service. We're pleased to hear you were happy with your elephant dung greeting card.
29-May-2018 Product:

Fantastic cards - something a bit different for my elephant lover friend! So glad you love them! I hope your friend does too although if they are an elephant lover it is probably a sure thing!
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