Maximus in Sri Lanka saw both the need for employment in rural areas and for the conservation of the endangered Sri Lankan elephant and started producing elephant dung paper in 1997 employing just 7 people. Today this Fair Trade and sustainable company employs more than 200 people. The production of the paper directly contributes to the villager’s income and a percentage of the profits go to the Millennium Elephant Foundation which provides a home for ex-working and orphaned elephants, holiday care for working elephants as well as a mobile veterinary service.

 

15.03.2018

So what’s a super-freegan?

So what is a Super-freegan? No it’s not a super hero dumpster diver…but it could be.
It is a person who does not shop at large chain supermarkets. In our latest ImportAnts story we talk about the compelling reasons behind this movement and why you will want to join them.

14.03.2018

Broom, Broom, Rake…

When is a broom also a rake? When it’s an Eco Max Coconut Palm Broom! The magic of this broom/rake is the natural fibre that […]

10.01.2017

Fair’s Fair

A beginner’s guide: the 3 ideals that are the basis of Fair Trade. The idea of “Trade not Aid” began way back in the early […]