Elephant Dung Notecube

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Our elephant dung notecubes make a great quirky but practical gift. They are Fair Trade and a perfect addition to any desk or telephone table.

The elephant dung cover is made from 75% elephant dung and 25% recycled paper – yes really!

Each notecube comes with approx 100 sheets of easy to tear out handmade paddy husk paper inside. It’s a beautifully smooth paper that is easy to write on with any pen of your choice. All the paper is acid-free.

The notecubes are handmade by skilled local artisans and each one is finished with a brass elephant motif on the top. The brass elephant motifs are all hand finished and maybe a slightly different design to the image shown.

Dimensions: 10 x 10 cm (approx)

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All the elephant dung paper used to make the covers 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.

The beautiful paper inside the notebooks is handmade from paddy husk, a by-product of Sri Lanka’s rice milling industry. Its high fibre and silica content produces a lovely smooth paper and because rice is the staple food of the country there is plenty of paddy husk available.

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% (4 reviews)

Date Score Customer Comment Our Response
30-Sep-2020 Product:

Excellent We have a wide range of elephant dung products which make the perfect unique gift! We are pleased you were happy with the note cube your ordered.
21-Sep-2020 Product:

As Above It is great to hear that you love our Elephant dung range :-) Thank you
16-Apr-2019 Product:

Schenken und ein gutes wichtiges Elefantenschutzprogramm unterstützen, was kann es besseres geben und das zu einem fairen bezahlbaren Preis. vielen dank, die elefantenkot-produkte sind wirklich grobarting und machen grobartige geschenke. Ich freue mich, dass ihnen die preise unserer produkte gefallen.
08-Dec-2016 Product:

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