Elephant Cement - a sustainable fair trade success story
One of our best selling items in the shop is our range of "Elephant Cement" bags from Cambodia. Elephant Cement is a real cement company which exports its product to builders and merchants around the world. Our colleagues at Craftworks Cambodia use the sacks with their distinctive elephant designs to make a range of eye catching accessories that support the artisans who produce them.
Wallets, messenger bags, iPad cases and phone cases are just some of the fair trade products we sell with the Elephant Cement brand. By using a raw material that might otherwise go to landfill, and providing employment for people who might otherwise struggle to make ends meet, this range is a true sustainable success story.
We are by no means the only UK shop to sell these bags, and we meet lots of customers who have picked similar items up on their travels. However we also work with Craftworks Cambodia on their range of unique jewellery made from recycled bullets and bomb casings. As far as we know we are still the only UK retailer to sell these. An incredible gift with a message of hope and peace.