Thursday, November 15, 2012

Shop the Season: Mr. Ellie Pooh

No, Ellie Pooh is not Winnie's distant cousin. It's an eco-friendly, earth conscious kiosk in The Holiday Shops. The name comes from their signature paper products, made from recycled elephant dung. Get it, poo(h)? But they don't just stop at paper. The shop also features fairly traded goods from around the world.

The Ellie Pooh acid-free paper, made in Sri Lanka comes in a variety of products like holiday cards, notebooks, and decorative boxes. You'll find interesting textures on all. The taxi cab card is three dimensional, as well as many of the box designs. Cards are $5 each or five for $20. The elephant refuse products have one of the cutest logos around, which is available in a child's onesie ($20) with the phrase "Poo Happens" on the back.

Inspired by their mission in Sri Lanka to help endangered elephants, the shop also carries a variety of other fair trade products. They've got the most adorable and brightly colored animal trinkets and ornaments from Venture Imports in Kenya.

You'll also find two varieties of handbags. One made from post-consumer recycled pull tabs by Escama Studio in Brazil. The other styles, by Saraye, are made from woven stalks of tall grasses in the Mekong River Delta of Cambodia. Purses start at $30, and the shop proprietor notes that they have much better prices than MoMA for the same styles. The shop also features a collection of handmade Costa Rican seed jewelry by Women of the Cloud Forest, and in case you get hungry while shopping, they have an impressive lineup of Theo Chocolates - the only truly fair-trade brand of its kind.

Want to learn more about Ellie Pooh and how its made? Check out their story in the Shop or on their website

Mr. Ellie Pooh
Booth G08 in the 42nd Street AllĂ©e  (map)

The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park
Monday – Friday: 11am - 8pm
Saturday: 10am - 9pm
Sunday: 10am - 6pm

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