Pants for elephants? Well, yeah, kind of. They’re a real thing but they’re actually for you to buy in order to support the African Wildlife Foundation’s efforts to save elephants around the world. For every purchase (depending on the price of the purchase) they donate $1 or $4.
Their products are all covered in artistic designs which, naturally, are covered in elephants. So, if you’re an elephant lover like me, it’s a gold mine filled with harem pants, tapestries, shorts, rompers, jewelry and more!
The business was created with the help of Kickstarter in October of 2014 by two elephant phans, Nathan and James. Nathan Coleman was inspired by pants he had purchased in Chiang Mai, Thailand during a visit in September 2013. With compassion for the decreasing population of elephants, the two decided to partner with the AWF’s Say No Campaign with the goal to end poaching.
About my purchase:
I bought the “Hattie” pants. They have a high elastic waste, loose legs with pockets and elastic bottoms at the ankles similar to their other pant designs. Each pair has a story. Hattie was from New York City’s Central Park zoo. She was said to be, “the most intelligent of all elephants” so it only makes sense that her style warm and bright hues of orange, purple, teal, and tan. The design makes them comfortable and perfect for yoga. They won’t move around while you’re out adventuring or playing upside down.
The Hattie pants are $25 but I used a code from an ambassador to save 15% use the discount code: KristenL
Also, receive free shipping for purchases over $75!
That’s a good buy. 😉
My best friend gave me these soaps and cosmetics for my birthday this year. It’s safe to say she knows me pretty well! Not only do these cosmetics smell and feel amazing but they also stand up for an extraordinary cause for those without a voice of their own.
Lush is a company that was built on the promise to not test any of their cosmetics on animals. They also refuse to buy ingredients from companies that test anything on animals.
“The reasons for this: One is we don’t believe that animal testing ensures safety. So, we want to think of other things when it comes to safety – other ways of testing,” says Lush Co-Founder, Mark Constantine, “The other one is simply compassion.”
Their policy has been a challenge to uphold. Distributors often change their testing habits, which then result in Lush not being able to use any ingredients from those companies.
It’s not simply a matter of finding ingredients or not. The cosmetic company fights animal testing in other ways such as getting customers involved in signing petitions in hopes to make a difference and save lives of animals.
Dale Partridge, 28, founded the do-good-themed business named Sevenly. Each week the company chooses a cause to donate $7 of each purchase to.
The Sevenly team proudly tells customers, “You matter,” encouraging them to make a purchase that will go on to help someone in need. Each week is a promising opportunity for customers to buy high quality products that donate to a charitable cause. What I enjoy about Sevenly’s cause marketing is that they not only donate to these foundations but they educate customers about the causes, why they are so important and why they need help. They also encourage customers through social media and blogging, inspiring them to give back and make the world a better place.
Partridge built a business on kindness rather than a large revenue. It goes to show that by finding what makes you feel rich, you may go on to make some money doing so. He is passionate about making a difference in lives around the world. All causes are different, some are for bringing happiness to the lives of those with cancer, others are to solve hunger in third world countries, there is no limit to where they place their passion for paying it forward. Even in their office, when an employee is having a bad day, Sevenly has a room dedicated to exposing all of the troubles they wish to solve. Employees take a step into this room and remember their work is important and they matter. Thanks Sevenly!