Blog: Shopping for a Cause – The Elephant Pants

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So many of us find the elephant to be an endearing creature. Elephants hold cultural significance in many societies, representing strength, power, fortune, good luck and longevity. In India elephants are found in the form of the Hindu god Ganesha who provides prosperity, fortune and success. Ganesh is also known as a symbol of protection, and as a remover of obstacles of both the material and spiritual kind. Some Asian cultures believe elephants to be cosmic creatures that carry the world on their backs. South African’s use elephants in their coat of arms to stand for wisdom and eternity.

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You will find a plethora of elephant inspired products at Quarter Moon…We carry fair trade stuffed elephant toys, ganesh diety figurines, elephant mugs, ornaments and elephant design tapestries. You will find elephant sterling silver jewelry, greeting cards and more.

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We are very excited to carry a new clothing line called Elephant Pants. Beautifully printed elephant designs adorn these comfortable easy fit pants. A portion of The Elephant Pants revenue goes towards aiding the African Wildlife Foundation which supplies park rangers with better training supplies to apprehend ivory poachers, as well as paying African land owners to keep their land open to wildlife instead of selling to developers. They also support efforts to protect Asian Elephants and provide funding to the Elephant Nature Park in Thailand. The Elephant Pants company is in the process of receiving fair trade status which insures that the wages and work conditions of their employees are fair and safe.

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Join us in celebrating these beloved animals that bring so much joy to the people around the world. Stop by the shop to try on some elephant pants and browse our selection of elephant inspired gifts, home decor and jewelry. Feel good about your purchases which support their protection and fair trade!

 

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About Quarter Moon Imports

Quarter Moon Imports is a little clothing, jewelry & gift shop located in a 1940's stone cottage at Lake Ella in Tallahassee Florida. We've been here since 1989. Our shop is an eclectic mix of goods with a decidedly bohemian flair. Many of our gifts and jewelry are fair trade products. We also carry eco- friendly products and locally crafted soaps and gifts. We like being part of the local business community and especially love being at Lake Ella along with Black Dog Cafe, Joe's Bike Shop, Remember When Vintage, Glasswork by Susan, Panhandler's Kitchen Supply, Mickey's Lakeside Cafe and the rest. Our greatest hope is that you find us to be a friendly and welcoming place in the community. At the end of the day, that's what really matters.

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