Large Elephant Dung Paper Notebook

£13.95
SKU Code: ENB1
Availability: In stock

Our elephant dung paper notebooks make a great quirky but practical gift. They are Fair Trade and perfect for use as a journal or simply as an everyday notebook.


The elephant dung covers are made from 75% elephant dung and 25% recycled paper – yes really! The notebooks are filled with approximately 50 pages of paddy husk paper, a beautiful handmade paper that is very smooth and easy to write on with any pen of your choice. All the paper is acid-free.


The notebooks are handmade by skilled local artisans who complete the designs with a brass elephant motif. The brass elephant motifs are all hand finished and maybe a slightly different design to the image shown.


Dimensions: 15.5 x 20.5 cm

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All the elephant dung paper used to make the covers of the notebooks 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 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% (5 reviews)

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

Excellent Thank you for giving our elephant dung paper notebooks 5 stars.
13-Feb-2020 Product:

Very environmentally friendly notebook made with elephant dung and old rags and recycled paper. What a clever way of putting it all together as one product and supporting the elderly and disabled elephants
04-Sep-2019 Product:

Good Glad you like your elephant dung paper notebook.
26-Dec-2018 Product:

Bought for someone else. Looks good though. Thank you, glad you like the Large Elephant Dung Notebook and hope they like their present.
08-Dec-2016 Product:

Excellent
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