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Brand: Paper HighColour: White / Off-WhiteMaterial: Elephant Dung PaperHomewares 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.
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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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Where possible we reuse packaging we receive from our suppliers. Our leaflets and paper invoices are 100% recycled paper. Our mailing bags and bubble wrap are 100% recycled plastic. Our documents enclosed envelopes are biodegradable. We are on a journey with this and will be making more changes as soon as products become available.
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We offer a home delivery service in the local area. Home delivery costs £3.50 for orders up to £10 and free for orders £10 and over in the following postcode areas:
YO1, YO8, YO10, YO17, YO19, YO23, YO24, YO26, YO30,, YO32, YO41-43, YO51, YO60-61, HU15, DN14, LS24-25
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Estimated delivery times are 3 to 5 working days to Europe, and up to 7 working days for the Rest of the World.
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Paper High is a BAFTS member based in E Sussex. Here's what they say about themselves:
We are a small home based business.
We keep all stock at home, so when you place an order, we don't have to travel to collect or package your items. It's all done in our home office.
We package the majority of our goods in recycled plastic mailing bags. Originally we started doing this to protect against rainwater, but now it means you have the option to disinfect the package when it arrives in your home.
We have been strictly observing the government's advice and have been socially distancing - staying in apart from for essential trips - since 16 March.
As far as we can be sure, nobody who lives in or has visited our home has been ill since the outbreak hit the UK.
We use the Royal Mail and very occasionally Parcelforce for deliveries. We have a "Drop & Go" account so we don't have to wait in line or get within 2 metres of anyone when we post out your goods. As long as our local post offices are open, and we remain well, we will get your orders out. Like a lot of essential services, the Royal Mail is under pressure with staff self-isolating, so your parcel may not arrive as quickly as you would normally expect, None of this is normal, but we'll get through it together.
Artisans and producers in low income countries rely on fair trade to support their families. Fair trade has helped build some resilience into the communities we help in the form of better hygiene and sanitation, better nutrition and healthcare support. Most of the countries where our goods originate have banned exports and imports to limit the spread of the virus. This means workers are unable to get their work to us, and in some cases their workshops are closed. Our suppliers are continuing to pay for and place orders to keep their producers going through what we hope is a very short-lived period in our lives. In contrast, high street fashion companies in the UK have cancelled $1.5bn in orders with garment factories in Bangladesh, putting thousands of low paid women out of work.
The need for fair trade has never been clearer. Thank you for your support and stay safe and well.
We have received the "Good To Go" mark from National Tourist Organisations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Read more about it in our blogpost
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