We are now proud stockists of Elephant Branded bags & Accessories, Apart from the products being fun, stylish, current and totally practical, they are also extremely ethical. We want to share their inspiring story with you...
After working on a project to design and build a nursery school in South Africa as an Undergraduate James gained first hand exposure to poverty and was shocked by the basic lack of school equipment which children had access to.
Upon graduating from university James jumped on a plane to China, with no idea of what to expect. He spent the next year working in architecture in Guangdong Province Southern China and loved it!
After travelling extensively through Asia, James was again dismayed by the lack of access children had to basic educational equipment.
Inspired to make a difference he took a simple idea.. Elephant Branded... by doing something small and as simple as buying a bag from a store, you have inadvertently donated a School Bag to a vulnerable child in Africa or Asia, giving them an opportunity that they previously never had.
Living in China James was never far from a factory and was appalled by the conditions and soul destroying life of the workers. Inspired to give local people a way out of poverty, James wanted to make a long term solution.
Elephant Branded products are handmade ethically by local village cooperatives out of recycled materials. Benefiting the local community, giving people the skills to earn a good wage and get themselves out of poverty. Enterprise out of poverty. Elephant Branded was born!
Elephant Branded's Mission
To make a positive, long term, sustainable change to the communities that produce their products and the children that receive their school kits.
One Elephant...One Idea.
Here are just a few of James's photos.
See our Elephant Branded products here
Thanks for reading. Hope you love the story behind these great bags and accessories as much as we do...
Buy Ethical! xx
Hi, Thanks for visiting our new Blog, where myself (Emma), and Rachel (my business partner) will be sharing our ideas and techniques with you.