Notebook - Assam
Take notes on the teas you are tasting with this handmade notebook from Assam.
It's made from 100% recycled paper using elephant and rhino dung by artisans in Assam who are working to support the conservation of the one-horned rhino and Asian elephants in the remote forest of Assam where they live.
Asian elephants and the one horned rhino, also known as the Indian rhino, are facing a high risk of extinction in the wild. The animals were once found throughout northern India and the Himalayas but poaching and habitat loss have meant numbers have dwindled significantly.
Elephants have been slowly crowded out of their natural habitats as industrial scale tea plantations have taken over large tracts of land. Still elephants travel along ancient migratory routes across the state and invariably have to move through tea plantations. Unfortunately, many of these end up falling into trenches on tea plantations. They also face other dangers such as herbicide or pesticide poisoning, electric fencing, razor wires or human-elephant conflicts.
By creating these notebooks, the makers are seeking to give the wildlife a value, and give the people of Assam a reason to save these beautiful animals and participate in sustainable development.
Composition: 100% recycled paper, handprinted cover in cotton
Colour: blue & white