Elephant Dung Stationery Set

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Our elephant dung stationery sets make a great quirky but practical gift.

They are Fair Trade and will make people smile – fancy sending friends elephant dung through the post!

Each set comes with 20 sheets of handmade elephant dung paper and 10 envelopes, all decorated with a charming border of elephants. The writing paper is A5 size and can be written on with any pen of your choice. All the paper is acid-free. The elephant dung paper in the sets is made from 75% elephant dung and 25% recycled paper – yes really!

Dimensions: A5

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All the elephant dung paper 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.

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% (5 reviews)

Date Score Customer Comment Our Response
05-Jul-2020 Product:

I love this stationary. Initially given it as a gift, this purchase was made to renew my stock. It's easy to write on unlike some recycled paper. I expected it to smell a bit but if anything it has been disinfected too much as that is the only scent. And it brings a smile to my correspondents when I tell... Read More. What a lovely review. We too love the concept of the recycled elephant dung paper so glad to hear it is easy to write on, smells ok and brings a smile to your correspondents.
26-Jul-2019 Product:

Lovely concept and design. Great, glad you love your Elephant Dung Stationery set.
19-Dec-2018 Product:

Loved this! I’ve sent this set to all my family members as a gift and the loved it. Great, glad you and all your family loved the Elephant Dung Stationery Set.
27-May-2017 Product:

Super cute kit. Is a gift for an ethically minded, environmentally supportive old school letter writer! This will be perfect. One of our best sellers, this elephant dung stationery set is a great talking point!
08-Dec-2016 Product:

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