Oct 042011

If you had told me two years ago I would ever write about poo and hip in the same sentence I don’t think I would have believed you. But here I am and for once I don’t mind talking about this smelly topic, in fact I am really excited about it. Of course this is not about your ordinary, baby size poo in a nappy, instead it is about a big 100kg heap of poo which is the daily output of an adult Sri Lankan elephant. So what exactly is so hip about elephant poo?

Recently Import Ants has managed to bring the fun and eco-friendly Maximus Elephant Paper products to Australia, a concept that will no doubt appeal to eco-conscious Australians of all ages. Maximus Elephant Paper is 100% recycled paper made in Sri Lanka using elephant dung (poo) which is dried, heated to kill bacteria, mixed, dyed with salt dyes and turned into sheets of paper.

Isn’t it incredible that high quality paper can be made from just a waste product, removing the need to cut down trees or add chemicals or acids? Now that is what we call eco friendly paper! By using Maximus Elephant Paper you are not only saving trees, you are also doing your part for the care of the endangered Sri Lankan elephant as a percentage of sale proceeds go to a Sri Lankan elephant orphanage.

The paper is used for all kinds of different products in a range of shapes, sizes and colours: from regular paper and envelopes to notepads and journals, from photoalbums to gift cards and even a special Kids collection. If you thought paper made of elephant poo is boring you really need to check out Import Ants! The message behind these products is great and it is good for kids to know they are making a difference to the environment.

Part of the Kids collection is this fantastic Eco Max Craft-a-Card Kit ($26.50), which contains all kids need to create custom made cards from Maximus Elephant Paper. With a range of supplies like coloured cards, envelopes with stickers, animal shapes, coloured sheets of paper and 8 beautiful oil pastels there are lots of ways for children to use their imagination. The kit is available in a ‘Night’ and ‘Day’ design, each contains different animals to suit the theme.

To find out more about Import Ants, to check out the range of Maximus Elephant Paper products and to find a stockist near you visit www.importants.com.au.

For your chance to win an Eco Max Craft-a-Card Kit visit www.importants.com.au and answer the following question: Aside from the Craft-a-Card Kit which product from the Import Ants Children’s Range do you like most?

Submit your answer by leaving a comment below, your email address will not be published.

If you really want to win you can earn up to ten additional entries, please leave separate comments for each entry:

  • Like Import Ants on Facebook
  • Follow Import Ants on Twitter
  • Follow Hip little one with Google Friend Connect (click ‘Join this site’ in the right sidebar)
  • Subscribe to the Hip little one newsletter here http://hiplittleone.com/newsletter
  • Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter using @hiplittleone and @import_ants in your tweet
  • Write about this giveaway on your blog or Facebook page and leave the URL
  • Visit up to four of my sponsors on the left and right and tell me your favourite item (1 entry per sponsor)

Competition ends November 4, 2011. Sorry, Australian entries only.

  72 Responses to “Import Ants giveaway”

  1. Liked on FB. Like the Elephant Workbook 🙂

  2. The Australian plant journals look fantastic! What a great idea the elephant products are.

  3. I liked Import Ants on Facebook.

  4. I Follow Hip little one with Google Friend Connect

  5. I subscribe to the Hip little one newsletter.

  6. I visited Rudy and the Dodo and liked the wooden robot pencils.

  7. liked on fb i liked the elephant work book

  8. I visited Lastork and liked the bamboo baby wrap.

  9. I visited Art Eater and my favourite item was the framed wall art.

  10. I visited Sukimama and my favourite item was the Dabbawalla The fast track back pack.

  11. I love the

    Elephant Story Book!

  12. I am a FB fan of Import ants

  13. I love the “Bottoms Journals – A bright fun range of 3 sizes in journal and a paper holder with cute little elephant bottoms on the covers”. I am not much of an artist.. and to this day, my best ‘animal drawing’ is the back view of a horse disappearing into the distance (read – circle with a tail and stumpy legs). This journal cover design appeals to my (weird?) sense of humour!!

  14. Yay, liker number 11 on ‘Important Ants’ on facebook!

  15. Liked import ants on FB, subscribed to the newsletter and love the Elephant Story Book!!!

  16. I subscribe to the Hip little one newsletter

  17. And I also follow Hip little one with Google Friend Connect

  18. Another product i love would be the Elephant story book.

  19. Import ants facebook liker

  20. Import ants twitter follower

  21. Google friend connect follower

  22. Already newsletter subscriber

  23. I love the sheet paper – gorgeous colours!

  24. I am a new fan of Import Ants on facebook.

  25. I follow HLO via GFC

  26. I receive the HLO newsletter via email.

  27. I visited Sukimama and I love the byGrazeila Farmyard Poster

  28. I visited Rudy & The Dodo and I love the wooden space pinball machine!

  29. I visited SustainABaby and I love the FLATOUT Bear for my baby

  30. I visited Little YoYo Styles and I love the BambinOz The Portachair in Red

  31. Eco Max Art Pack so Cooper can create a work of art and then we could all gather to hang it in a special spot for all to enjoy

  32. I like the Aliya notebooks.

  33. Following import_ants

  34. GFC follower

  35. Newsletter sub

  36. love the max art pack, my budding artists would LOVE it too

  37. follow hip little one with google friend connect

  38. subscribe to hip little one newsletter

  39. craft-a-card is my favourite, but the journals is next 🙂

  40. i like importants on facebook

  41. i subscribe to the hip little one

  42. shared on facebook

  43. I love the Family Journals

  44. I’ve liked Import Ants on Facebook

  45. I follow Hip little one with Google Friend Connect

  46. I subscribe to the Hip little one newsletter

  47. I love the framed wall art from ArtEater

  48. I love Matilda from Australian Girl

  49. From Little Yoyo Styles I love the Aromaplay play dough

  50. From Sustainababy I love the amber teething necklaces

  51. I like them all but the Gift Cards and the Bottoms Journals – sooo cute!

  52. Subscribed to Hip Little One newsletter

  53. Have liked Import Ants on facebook.

  54. Love the ‘Bottoms Journals’

  55. HLO subscriber

  56. Eco max craft-a-card. Wow if someone had told me about this I wouldn’t have been sure if it was true!

  57. facebook like

  58. HLO newsletter subscriber

  59. HLO follower with google friend connect

  60. Matilda from Australian girl

  61. psi bands – since we were kids

  62. cantimini urban dress – mickey house

  63. Bubzyboo – Little Teetee Zara dress

  64. Aliya notebook, how often can you tell people that you are writing on dung.

  65. I liked import ants on facebook

  66. I subscribed to Hip Little ones newsletter

  67. The Family Journals are really cute and such a good idea.

  68. Liked Import Ants on FB 🙂

  69. And following Import Ant on Twitter

  70. The Motif Coloured Spiral Book is super cute 🙂

  71. I’ve always been a sucker for an elephant motif, so the Elephant Motif spiral book is my choice for me, but you can’t go past an elephant work book made of elephant poo paper for the kids!

  72. The Eco Max Art Pack

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