Brand: Paper High
Colour: White / Off-White
Material: Elephant Dung Paper
Homewares type: Notebook
Paper High is proud to uphold the principles of being a Fair Trade company as set out by the World Fair Trade Organization to ensure that we value our producers' skills, traditions and earning potential as well as benefit the local economy as a whole.
We work directly with existing cooperatives, charities and family run businesses to produce all the products you see on this website. We have seen for ourselves the positive impact Fair Trade has on the most marginalised groups of people and we are determined to support this as much as possible in the way we run our business.
Elephant dung paper notebook
Our elephant dung notebooks are Fair Trade and made from 75% elephant dung and 25% recycled paper – yes really! 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!
Perfect for use as a journal or simply as an everyday notebook, they make a really quirky, fun gift for an elephant lover.
The large notebook measures approx 15.5cm wide and 20.5cm high, the medium book measures 11.5cm wide and 14.5cm high, the small book measures approx 9.5cm wide and 11.5cm high.
The notebooks are filled with approximately 60 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.
They are hand made by skilled artisans from the Maximus Elephant Conservation Trust in Sri Lanka who complete the designs with a brass elephant motif. The motifs are all hand finished so may be a slightly different design to the image shown.
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.
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