The Story Behind Ele and Phant
As far back as I can remember, I have loved elephants. Their beauty, elegance, intelligence and emotions have enchanted me my entire life.
In July of 2015 while traveling through Tanzania, I photographed a mother elephant and her baby calf at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro. This photo ignited a spark in my heart to take action to help save these majestic beings and hence ele and phant was born.
The ele and phant logo now represents a beautiful and endearing mother and baby calf.
C. Miller, Founder Ele & Phant
Contributions From Every Ele and Phant Purchase
50% of the net profits will be donated to two amazing organizations, Save the Elephants and Wild Aid.
Save the Elephants, based in Kenya, mission is to “Secure a future for elephants and to sustain the beauty and ecological integrity of the places they live; to promote mans delight in their intelligence and the diversity of their world”. They work with wildlife departments, governments and communities to assist the efforts to defend against ivory poachers and traffickers. “At least 33,000 elephants are killed for their tusks each year in a devastating wave of poaching that is sweeping across Africa. This elephant genocide is driven by demand for ivory as a symbol of wealth or prestige in Asia. Sophisticated criminal elements – often the same groups that smuggle guns, people, and drugs – orchestrate the poaching and smuggling of elephant tusks to foreign markets. The illicit profits of this ivory trade finance terrorism and wars, threatening not only the future of elephants, but also security in Africa and around the world.”
Wild Aid, based in California, mission is to save the elephants and stop the ivory trade. Wild Aid works to to reduce global consumption of wildlife products by persuading consumers and strengthening enforcement. Their slogan is “When The Buying Stops, The Killing Can Too”
When you wear and ele and phant garment you will be sharing your passion and inspire others to defend against poachers and traffickers. Elephants are one of earths most treasured glorious beings. They deserve our protection as we would protect our children. Send a message to the world and wear ele and phant for your Love for Elephants.