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Greeting Card - Cheers
Gift the gift of the season with this "Cheers" card hand made with all natural Mr. Ellie Pooh paper. All Mr. Ellie Pooh paper products are 100% recycled. They are made up of 30% fiber from elephant dung and 70% recycled paper. No trees or toxic chemicals are used in our paper making process. Mr. Ellie Pooh’s papers are handmade, acid-free, and as organic as it gets! Made in Sri Lanka.
Measurements: 4" x 6"
Materials: Recycled Paper
Country of Origin: Handmade paper from Sri Lanka (card and envelope), letter-pressed in the USA.*Due to the artisanal nature of this product, color and size may vary.
THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT
Artisan Organization: Mr. Ellie Pooh
Country: Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is home to about a tenth of Asia’s dwindling wild elephant population. But because their grazing interferes with agriculture, the animals are being rapidly killed off. Conservationists urge that if they are to co-exist with humans, elephants must become a sustainable economic resource.
The solution: elephant poo. Since an elephant’s diet is purely vegetarian, its waste is basically raw cellulose, able to be cleaned and processed into a fine, acid-free paper. Mr. Ellie Pooh uses the money made through the sale of their paper products to compensate farmers for crop damage, thus raising the farmers’ tolerance of their tusked cohabitants.
Mr. Ellie Pooh’s papers are (obviously) organic and handmade with 100% recycled “content.” Compared to conventional paper, recycled paper production conserves energy and emits fewer greenhouse gases while preventing forest destruction.