Our elephant dung stationery is hand crafted from 25% recycled paper and 75% elephant dung, meaning there can be some variation in the texture and shade of the paper covers depending on their diet. Each one is truly as unique as the elephant that helped to create it! The paper is acid-free and coloured with only natural dyes.
The paper inside the notebook is handmade from paddy husk, a highly sustainable by-product of Sri Lanka’s rice milling industry. The high fibre and silica content produces a smooth, acid-free paper perfect for writing on with any type of pen.
Due to the handmade nature of our products the colours and designs may vary, but loveliness comes as standard.
Make a Difference
The products in our elephant dung range are made by skilled and creative artisans using elephant dung paper from the Maximus Elephant Conservation Trust.
The ultimate in recycling, elephant dung is collected and boiled to sterilise it before the paper-making process. As unique as the animal that helped to produce it, each piece of paper is different depending on the diet of the elephant.
Improving the outlook for the majestic elephants of Sri Lanka, 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. Working with initiatives like Maximus, the foundation is able to show the positive relationship local economies can have with these amazing animals, and work towards resolving the conflict between the elephants and the local communities as they turn to eating farmers’ crops as their natural habitat is destroyed.
By making a purchase, you are helping to continue the fantastic work of our producers.