Friday, March 28, 2008

Packyderms for the planet

The Peach Paisley elephant

Continuing on the baby theme from yesterday, here is a great gift idea for a new baby, elephant lover, or someone that appreciates beautiful vintage fabrics and handcrafted treasures. Etsy seller maidenlove makes these darling elephants from vintage fabrics and stuffs them with wool. Nothing is greener than re-purposing materials into a new, very lovable object! And check out her quote below; I love that she gives some of the money right back to her muses!

The Tropical Elephant, with a dupioni silk saddle

Vintage blue barkcloth elephant

Maidenlove's shop announcement says:

Wool is Simply Amazing.
It's naturally hypo-allergenic, anti-microbial, flame and mold resistant, and chemical-free! Plus, wool is calming and lowers your heart rate, is sustainably harvested and a renewable resource!
I'm pleased to support small farmers and use this natural product in my soft toys and pillows.

Elephants on a Mission.
Not only to bring comfort + joy to young and old alike, partial proceeds of each elephant sold will be donated to The Circuses Fund.

Elephant of teal silk and handwoven fabric from Michoacan, Mexico.

A mother and baby set, of tangerine gingham.

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