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 elephantThe 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.

Feefo Reviews - Average 100% (11 reviews)

Date Score Customer Comment Our Response
18-Oct-2021 Product:

Love it!! What a good way to recycle. We try our best to think of different ways to recyle as this is something that is very important to us. We are pleased that you are happy with the Elephant Dung Stationery Set!
02-Mar-2021 Product:

How different!
A unique gift supporting a fabulous charity
Thank you for the 5 stars! By buying this product you are helping improve the outlook for the majestic elephants of Sri Lanka- Thank you :-)
19-Dec-2020 Product:

Unusual and attractive design. We love a bit of unusual. Writing to someone on elephant dung stationery is certainly a talking point :-) Thank you for the 5 stars.
04-Dec-2020 Product:

The paper was good quality and the product well presented It's great to hear that you are happy with the paper quality of our elephant dung stationery sets. The source material is certainly a bit different ;-) Thank you for the 5 stars.
02-Dec-2020 Product:

A fun feel-good buy that is a thought-provoking talking point. We love that our elephant dung stationery sets are talking points. We are happy that the positive message of conservation is being discussed with an element of fun too! ;-)
26-Nov-2020 Product:

What a delightful set this is, my grand-daighter will be so happy to find this in her stocking on Christmas morning and so ethical too. Thanks. We hope your grand-daughter loves it just as move as you do.
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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