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!
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.