Elephant Dung Mini Notepad & Pencil

£5.99
Brightly coloured miniature notepad and pencil in a matchbox. The notepad is made from elephant dung. The pencil is a pencil stub from a waste/reused pencil.

Approximate size:
Box 6.5 x 4.5 x 1.5cm
Pencil length 6cm
Notepad 5.5 x 3.5cm (approximately 60 sheets)

Fair Trade item made in India.

How is this item fair Trade?
Paper made from elephant dung is made in a similar way to other handmade paper, with a few extra processes due to its fibrous nature and the need to remove bacteria. Several processes are required to collect, clean and disinfect the poo before drying it and form into paper.

The paper is probably one of the most ecologically safe papers to make and use. No bleach is used. The waste water is let out in cultivated fields close by, and works as a great fertilizer.