Converting elephant dung into paper products
Giving cotton waste a new life
Building communities where both men and women thrive
What Elecosy can offer
We are an eco-friendly, fair trade company based in Belgium and originating from the paper and interior design industry. We started Elecosy in 2013 with a completely different product in mind, but were rather quickly drawn into the world of Fair Trade and handmade recycled products from rural communities in Sri Lanka and India.
After two years of hard work, we received our Guaranteed Fair Trade status with the World Fair Trade Organisation. We are 1 of 200 fair trade companies worldwide, and 1 of only 2 in Belgium. Guaranteed, so you can be sure that all our products are made safely, that the workers are paid properly, and that they benefit from extra protection such as education and healthcare ! You can find the ten basic principles of fair trade on the WFTO website.
All products we have been developing have a social project behind them : each notebook, each pair of earrings, each bag, each single flower, all have been made with care and attention by a unique human being. By buying an Elecosy product you contribute to the community they belong to and to their ambition to improve their lives.
ECO-FRIENDLY – RECYCLED – SUSTAINABLE
The environment in the country of origin is respected and the local resources are used : elephant dung, rhino dung, cotton waste, bamboo sticks, No chemicals are used in the manufacturing process. Elephant dung products are sustainable … as long as there are elephants that provide their dung. And that’s the aim of the project in Sri Lanka : prevent human/elephant conflict. Flowers and bowls , wall decoration and earrings are made from the side cuts of the cotton fabric industry. They are mashed up to make cotton paper and the products are created from there.
Countries We Serve
By buying Elecosy products, you are helping to
protect Sri Lankan elephants and Indian rhinos in their natural habitat
develop a sustainable economy for the local community
create a mutually beneficial relationship with man, elephant, rhino and their shared environment