1 Elephant Dies Every 15 Minutes. That adds up to 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.