By Natalie Richoux
Mark your calendars! August 12 is World Elephant Day; launched three years ago in an attempt to bring attention and awareness to the threat that Asian and African elephants face. The Asian Elephant has officially been listed on the endangered species list while the African Elephant has been listed on the threatened species list, signaling a need for conservation of these great animals! You can help in creative way though!
There are numerous organizations that sell items that are fun and trendy but also donate to various elephant conservation organizations! With these elephant-inspired products, you can wear your love for this great pachyderm and donate to save them while you are at it!
Ivory Ella Red and Navy Surprise Beach Tote, $75
More than just a stylish tote, this purchase comes with four surprise extras (anything from tops to jewelry). Beyond the adorable items you get by purchasing this bag, you also donate to a great cause! In Ivory Ella’s three-year history, they have donated $1 million to Save the Elephants, a nonprofit whose goal is to ensure a future for elephants.
Elephant & Co Elephant Backpack , $46
With a large zippered opening, padded lining and adjustable shoulder straps, this adorable elephant backpack is perfect for your little one and you can feel good about the purchase! Elephant & Co. is a non-profit and 100 percent of their proceeds go to the International Elephant Foundation, a nonprofit who is working to save elephants through their conservation, education and research efforts.
Divinity LA Ella Bracelet , $20
All of Divinity LA’s jewelry is handmade in the USA from semi-precious stones, including their Ella bracelet. This bracelet goes beyond being a great accessory; it also donates 10 percent of its proceeds to the International Elephant Foundation.
Ivory Ella Tees, $32
Another Ivory Ella favorite are their adorable and fashionable tees that come in a variety of styles and colors. With so much variety, you can be a part of more conscious consumerism and not only show your love and support for elephants but do something to help save this incredible species of animal!