Elephantasia has a new website!
Elephantasia 2016, NOVEMBER 2016
SUMMARY AND OVERVIEW
1 Elephant Dies Every 15 Minutes. That is an average of 96 each day, 35,000 elephants a year.
Elephantasia, a unique pachyderm-inspired collection by 12 international designers, aims to bring conservation into couture. This traveling exhibition will raise awareness and funds for the African elephants killed for their ivory and their babies suddenly orphaned as a result.
As featured by the The New York Times, The Huffington Post and UK Vogue, Elephantasia 2016 premiered at Vancouver Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2016.
Elephantasia is one branch of a movement “fashion for conservation,” highlighting conservation through the arts. Elephantasia’s producer, Ava J. Holmes of A-DOT Productions, invites you to partake in this high-profile, international effort to infuse the fashion industry with sustainability, charity and creativity. “Just as fashion increases the demand for ivory it can also be used to slow the slaughter of these beautiful creatures,” states Holmes.
Elephantasia will return to the runway at Eco Fashion-Week, November 2016.
ANNAFORA , AMIT AYALON, ALEX S. YU STUDIO, BRIGID KO, DANNY REINKE, DAWSON & DEVERAUX, DEVONATION, ERIA LAMARQUE, GARY HARVEY CREATIVE, FESVEDY, JACQUI BENNET, KATHERINE SOUCIE, KYOKO KONDO, MILA HERMANOVSKI, TATIANA SHEBELNICK
- Vogue UK – “Elephanatics”
- The New York Times – “ How the Elephant Became the Newest Celebrity Cause “
- HelloVancity.com – “VFW: Highlights and Trends for Fall/Winter 2016/17”
- The Georgia Straight online – “Elephantasia Turns Spotlight to Endangered Elephants at VFW”
- ZaychishkahStyle.com – “Elephantasia ‘Fighting With Fashion’ at VFW 2016”
- HuffingtonPost.com – “VFW: All the Highlights From the Fall/Winter 2016 Season”
- VanFashionWeek.com – “Elephanatics”
- Suley Era Magazine – “Elephantasia Invites Us to Stop the Slaughter and Fight With Fashion”
- Vancouver Fashion Week’s Pinterest – “F/W 16: Elephanatics”
- Imposter Magazine – “Saving Elephants One Show at a Time”
- LatestCanada.com - “Elephantasia Turns Spotlight to Endangered Elephants at VFW”
- Selfietagram.com – “Elephantasia 2016”
Join us August 12th! World Elephant Day is a global celebration for Elephant Conservation. It is the umbrella title for campaigns globally on one single day. A list of all the campaigns and events going on August 12th can be found on worldelephantday.org/events
“There is something incredibly special about African wildlife, especially elephants – they give us a greater sense of being, silent voices that touch our souls and speak into our hearts! We cannot imagine a world without them! I DO NOT WANT TO LIVE IN A WORLD WITHOUT THEM!” – Chantelle Melzer.
Chantelle Melzer has partnered with Elephant’s Alive, and will be donating 50% of the profits generated from her online “Gentle Giant’s” print gallery to help fund their projects, research and operations. She is currently traveling in Kenya capturing a series of elephant images, a portion of which will be added to her “Gentle Giants” print gallery on world elephant day, and a special exclusive series that will be released at a later stage.
Check out her "Gentle Giants" Gallery Preview on World Elephant Day at www.chantellemelzer.com
When Elephants Were Young is an heart wrenching and warming film produced by the founder as world elephant day, Patricia Sims and will be released world´wide on August 12th. Definitely get ahold of one of the screenings if you can and spread the word!
On World Elephant Day, we will begin to share some of the new design submissions for our next exhibition this November such as this one! The collection will return to the Runway this fall at Eco Fashion Week (ecofashion-week.com)
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ABOUT AFRICAN WILDLIFE FOUNDATION (AWF)
Donations will go to African Wildlife Foundation, an African conservation organization headquartered in Kenya with field programs throughout sub-Saharan Africa. AWF works to protect large, wild landscapes and viable populations of elephants, lions, rhinos, great apes and other wildlife on the continent. As demand for ivory products fuels a relentless elephant poaching crisis in Africa, AWF is working with partners to stop the killing, stop the trafficking and stop the demand. By supporting rangers and scouts, including equipping them with tools to conduct anti-poaching patrols, AWF is working toward eliminating elephant poaching inside and beyond Africa’s national parks and reserves. By investing in ivory detection dogs, deployed to Africa’s airports and seaports, and through wildlife criminal justice trainings, AWF is working toward disrupting the smuggling of ivory and other wildlife products from Africa to markets abroad. In addition, by supporting celebrity-driven demand-reduction campaigns in China, Vietnam and other countries, AWF is raising awareness and bringing an end to demand for wildlife products in markets abroad. AWF also partners with the local communities in Africa who live closest to elephants to help protect the world’s largest land mammal.
Staffing and conservation awareness support comes from Elephanatics. Elephanatics was formed in May 2013. It is the only elephant advocacy organization in British Columbia, Canada! The mission is to help the long-term survival of African and Asian elephants by raising awareness and disseminating information regarding the enormous challenges and suffering elephants face in Africa’s poaching crisis and in Asia’s tourist trade.