The Elephant Story was formed by Ed and Joey Story as a not-for-profit organization to promote elephant conservation in Asian elephant countries. The objective is to increase the awareness of the plight of what has become an endangered species given the deforestation in Thailand, Laos and Myanmar. A wide variety of vintage fabrics, craft products, clothing and jewelry from Asian elephant countries are offered to fund programs for the families and their 300 elephants in Baan Ta Klang, northeast Thailand. Your support enables us to provide two native English-speaking teachers in the village as well underwrite a portion of the veterinary for the elephants.
In addition to the efforts to promote elephant conservation, The Elephant Story will support indigenous crafts and textile groups in Asian elephant countries by providing a market for their goods. By way of example, the silk textiles of Carol Cassidy Lao Textiles support fifty weavers in Laos and eighty survivors of the Cambodian war who weave silk textiles in Cambodia. Moreover, the photographic images of Carol Stevenson will be offered for sale to support her elephant conservation efforts.