Review: Ellie Poo Gift Set from The Exotic Paper Company (Competition Ended)

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A lovely selection of products from the ethical Exotic Paper Company
Okay so I hold nothing back when I say I love nature, I love animals and I love elephants, so what on earth is Ellie Poo?

About The Exotic Paper Company
Ellie Poo is one of many products from a fabulous company called ‘The Exotic Paper Company’ based outside Taunton, UK. A small family business which specialises in supplying 100% recycled paper products and poo planters. The paper often has their special ingredients added like ellie poo, rhino poo, reindeer poo, grass, denim, banana, etc.

Exactly what it says on the label. And don’t worry, it does not smell pooey.
I love this company. They have a great ethos and nothing makes me feel more passionate about a company than doing good for this Planet Earth. So for day 7 of my ’12 Days of Christmas Give-Away’ I contacted The Exotic Paper Company  as I wanted to experience their products for myself. And they were kind enough to offer a Ellie Poo gift set for one lucky winner.
‘The Exotic Paper Company’ supports the conservation of elephants which are often worked until they are of no use anymore, or reach old age and are discarded. They support The Millennium Foundation in Sri Lanka which then looks after them. As man is chopping down trees to make room for houses and crops, elephants’ habitat for food is reducing, so they tend to raid farmers’ crops to survive, which can destroy the farmers’ harvests. Because of this they are often seen as pests and killed or injured, along with Rhinos which are hunted. ‘The Exotic Paper Company’ uses a portion of the elephant dung and rhino dung to make their paper products.
Purchasing recycled paper can support our ecosystem by not increasing the surplus waste on this planet and not destroying the trees that are the lungs of this planet. 
One misconception about recycled paper is that some people think it actually costs more to recycle, but The Exotic Paper Company say this is simply not true.

It takes about 50% of the total energy to produce recycled paper rather than pulping wood.The paper production is the same for ‘new’ paper as it is for ‘recycled’ paper therefore, the quality is the same. ~The Exotic Paper Company

A great gift for an artist or a child. 
This paper is really great quality, nice and thick.
No run-through when writing. Great for notes or writing a journal
Ellie Poo Mug With A Novelty Surprise

The Exotic Paper Company have also developed other poo papers including Rhino poo and Reindeer poo paper. They specifically choose animals that are herbivores because basically 


“half-chewed rotting meat wouldn’t make great paper and also the bugs and nasties involved would make cleaning the poo too complicated.”

Christmas gifts with a difference!

 “Our speciality reindeer poo paper is a handmade paper that contains Christmas tree seeds which will grow.  Fun and novel and very popular”.

Cute little gift for an adult to grow a Christmas
tree or a child learning about gardening.

Now you may think, The Exotic Paper Company is just about poo paper, but you’d be mistaken. They also make a beautiful selection of papers that are perfect for wedding invitations, gift bags, special announcements and much, much more.  

The above products can be seen here:

Petal paper – Marigold, Larkspur & Cornflower 

Ellie Poo Mug & Planter Gift Set

Handmade Petal Wrapping Paper 5 Metres

This is the first time I have come across a paper that actually grows too. I love the idea of growable paper, not only is the paper useful, and recycled, but you get to plant beautiful wild flowers as well. What a great eco-friendly idea and I am a big advocate of encouraging bees and butterflies into our gardens through having wild gardens.

 “We even supply handmade growable paper which can then be planted by your guests to produce an abundance of wildflowers.”

I love the idea of growable paper. No more waste
and stationary can turn into beautiful wildflowers.

I love to write and even though we have computerised writing tools you cannot beat paper to write on. I love to support the planet and ‘The Exotic Paper Company’ does just that.  If you like what you see here, pop over to their site and also enter the give-away below to experience them for yourself.


If you like what you see in this review you can purchase the  Ellie Poo gift set HERE along with their other ethically sound products here. You can also keep up to date with ‘The Exotic Paper Company’ on Facebook HERE. 


I would like to say a great big thank you to ‘The Exotic Paper Company’
for sponsoring this give-away and providing me with products to review.

                       MERRY CHRISTMAS & may 2014 be full of blessings for you!

                                                               GOOD LUCK!

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Day 7 – WIN Ellie Poo Gift Set From The Exotic Paper Company – 12 Days of Christmas

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  1. December 7, 2013 / 12:12 pm

    patterned toilet roll

  2. December 7, 2013 / 12:15 pm

    My grand-daughter loves this prize

  3. December 7, 2013 / 12:59 pm

    books 🙂

  4. December 7, 2013 / 1:57 pm

    More books x

  5. December 7, 2013 / 4:57 pm

    Book marks

  6. December 7, 2013 / 5:20 pm

    i love the petal paper

  7. December 7, 2013 / 5:49 pm

    present boxes /wrapping paper

  8. December 7, 2013 / 6:17 pm

    deffo wrapping paper, old cards and envelopes

  9. December 7, 2013 / 8:35 pm

    Perfumed loo paper would be nice 🙂

  10. December 7, 2013 / 8:37 pm

    I'd like to see the little heart shaped leaves of the Sheperd's Purse plant, or even the little flowers or seeds from this prolific weed, very pretty and delicate.

  11. December 7, 2013 / 8:38 pm

    this is great

  12. December 7, 2013 / 9:02 pm

    writing pads x

  13. December 7, 2013 / 9:12 pm

    Business cards

  14. December 7, 2013 / 9:15 pm

    greetings cards

  15. December 7, 2013 / 10:26 pm

    Present boxes

  16. December 7, 2013 / 11:51 pm

    Gift Boxes. Gift Bags.Gift Wrapping Paper.

  17. December 9, 2013 / 8:24 am

    computer printing paper

  18. December 9, 2013 / 10:32 am

    I'd love to see wrapping paper made out of this.

  19. December 10, 2013 / 12:14 pm

    Wrapping paper as it's always such a waste anyway.

  20. December 13, 2013 / 1:30 pm


  21. December 14, 2013 / 12:53 am

    autumn leaves

  22. December 16, 2013 / 5:05 pm

    I couldn't see card blanks for card making separately, just in the Christmas card making set. I use many recycled materials in my cards, but have trouble locating blank cards for creations.

  23. December 16, 2013 / 8:49 pm

    Poo calendars

  24. December 17, 2013 / 5:36 pm

    This is so lovely….a really thoughtful gift for someone that loves nature

  25. December 17, 2013 / 8:07 pm

    I think card blanks is a great idea!

  26. December 17, 2013 / 10:21 pm

    the petal paper

  27. December 18, 2013 / 8:17 pm

    Toilet paper

  28. December 18, 2013 / 8:55 pm


  29. December 19, 2013 / 8:32 am

    Gift tags

  30. December 19, 2013 / 9:28 am


  31. December 19, 2013 / 10:25 am


  32. December 19, 2013 / 11:08 am

    kitchen roll

  33. December 19, 2013 / 1:26 pm

    Draw Liners for the girls

  34. December 19, 2013 / 6:06 pm


  35. December 20, 2013 / 1:10 am

    Denim A5 Stationery Set (Limited Edition). (Gianna)

  36. December 20, 2013 / 8:00 am

    Birthday cards etc

  37. December 20, 2013 / 11:35 am

    Pocket calendars 🙂 x

  38. December 20, 2013 / 2:27 pm

    recycled jewelry

  39. December 20, 2013 / 3:37 pm

    Handmade cards – Good luck everyone and thank you for hosting, amazing prize <3

  40. December 20, 2013 / 4:59 pm

    Tissues in funky designs are always cute 🙂

  41. December 20, 2013 / 5:13 pm

    Gift bags

  42. December 20, 2013 / 9:18 pm

    Confetti (so I can throw poo at people!)

  43. December 20, 2013 / 9:30 pm

    the petal paper

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