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When we started to think about creating a meaningful experience, the obvious criteria that set the baseline was to be cruelty-free and sustainable. In addition, it also means that we want to put meaning and impact behind everything we do. This was the time when we traveled to Nairobi, Kenya and discovered The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT), a truly amazing and heartening experience.
Their work is nothing less than impressive and truly inspiring. At the heart of the DSWT’s conservation activities is the Orphans’ Project which effectively reintegrates orphans back into the wild herds of Tsavo. They have successfully hand-raised over 150 infant elephants thus far.
When a tiny new-born elephant is orphaned, it is often because its mother and family have been killed to serve the brutal ivory trade. For an elephant, family is all important; a calf’s very existence depends upon its mother's milk for the first two years of life.
The following videos will share how orphaned elephants are rescued and nursed during the early stages of their lives.
When the nursery orphans are thriving after their time in Nairobi and are psychologically and physically stable for relocation, they are transferred to either the Voi or Ithumba Stockades in Tsavo East National Park or the Umani Springs Stockades in the Kibwezi Forest. Tsavo encompasses an area of 8,000 square miles (over 12,000 square kms) containing Kenya’s largest single population of elephants, which currently stands at approximately 12,000. It is in this magnificent environment where most of the hand-reared orphans will ultimately live the quality of life that elephants so desperately need.
$10 of every bag sold will support the efforts of The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
Contributions will be made to DSWT USA, a 501c3 registered US-based charity that is a separate entity which provides financial support to the DSWT and its conservation programs.
We are very excited to support future efforts of The David Wildlife Trust and will also include updates and developments in our weekly email newsletter. Donations will be made monthly on an ongoing basis.
Our elephant logo is not only an expression of supporting an elephant orphanage in Kenya, but also a statement against animal cruelty in fashion.