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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!

 

QM Intern Creates Fair Trade Lookbook!

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We could not be more thrilled and proud of our intern Loren, who put together a beautiful Lookbook about our fair trade merchandise. She collected and photographed products from companies such as Tesoros, Firefly, Tiger Mountain, and Culture Shop into a unique compilation that showcases jewelry, clothing, accessories, and much more. To view the Quarter Moon Fair Trade Lookbook click here!

Vendor Feature: Tesoros Trading Company

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It is no secret that here at Quarter Moon we love ethnic and fair trade products. One of our vendors, Tesoros Trading Company, never ceases to amaze us with what their artisans are crafting. What is even better is the fact that most of their merchandise comes from several different places, such as Peru, Chile, Haiti, Brazil, and India.

We typically carry Tesoros Day of the Dead collection, that includes a variety of sugar skulls and an array of skull figurines. All of the figurines have their own unique character and personality. There is a skull friend for everyone!

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We also carry a quirky American-made ashtray from Tesoros that claims “Jesus hates it when you smoke.” It would be a great gift for your friend who has a sense of humor!

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Vendor Feature: It’s Cactus Haitian Art

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Quarter Moon is a proud seller of many fair trade vendors who promote fair living wages to producers in developing countries. They pay artisans and farmers a fair wage for their creations and we cannot appreciate them more for that! 

A fair trade vendor called It’s Cactus provides us with our Beyond Borders Haitian Metal art. This includes everything from metal pieces of mermaids, turtles, and birds to flowers and trees, you name it! 

But wait it gets better. The metal that is used to make the art is made from recyclable metal. Not only does It’s Cactus provide fair wages, but they support the creators who use materials that can help the world become a more environmentally friendly planet! 

These artworks can fit anywhere in your home and were created for any indoor or outdoor environment. 

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