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The Elephant Story

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Cool Thai hill tribe items, very pricey

This store is in two side by side buildings. When we went there one of the buildings was closed... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2018
Polly O
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Most unusual collection of goods and information on the Asian elephant.

The two shops are educational and inspiring in terms of the needs of the protecting the great... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2017
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San Antonio, Texas
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A Not-for-Profit store benefiting Domesticated Asian Elephant Conservation. Store products are from countries that have Asian Elephants (far east) and most products are fair trade and made by the indigenous hill tribes. All proceeds go to help...more
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723 & 725 High Street, P.O. Box 539, Comfort, TX 78013
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

The clothing and gift items sold in this store are very attractive and beautiful to see. It is inspiring to look at the craftmanship of this work. I am quite impressed with what the owner is doing for the elephants. It is dedication that stems...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank William K
Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

This store is in two side by side buildings. When we went there one of the buildings was closed. They have jewelry, scarves, trinkets, bags and clothes from Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. It’s primarily clothes from the hill tribes of Thailand. Everything is fair...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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EdStory, Owner at The Elephant Story, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2018

Dear Polly O, Thank you for your comments on The Elephant Story. Most of the Hill Tribe fabrics are purchased vintage pieces from small villages. They are carefully restored and made into articles of clothing by Thai craftspeople. Therefore, the purchase of the products benefit...More

Reviewed April 8, 2017

The two shops are educational and inspiring in terms of the needs of the protecting the great elephants. Goods from the areas are sold to support the non-profit.

Date of experience: April 2017
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EdStory, Owner at The Elephant Story, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2017

Folks, Thank you for your kind comments. It is always good to hear from people who share our passion for elephant conservation.

Reviewed April 6, 2017 via mobile

If your ever in Comfort, Texas you have to go to the elephant story. No place like it, and they offer such unique, quality and life sustaining products. The owner is a one of a kind human who created a way to offer fantastic products...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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EdStory, Owner at The Elephant Story, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2017

Thank you for your comments about our passion and store. Most people would say the owner was a bit unhinged so the "one of a kind human" reference is most appreciated. Come back and see us again.

Reviewed March 19, 2017

I loved all the awesome fabrics, clothes, jewelry, handmade cards, and other knick knacks. We stopped in both stores. The employees were nice and very informative about the merchandise and their cause.More

Date of experience: March 2017
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EdStory, Owner at The Elephant Story, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2017

Thank you very much for your kind review. My wife will be very pleased that you like the things that she has a direct hand selecting. Most of the fabrics come from indigenous hill tribe groups which makes their purchase a bit of an adventure...More

Reviewed March 12, 2017

Discovered "The Elephant Story" stores today by chance while out for a Sunday drive! Having traveled extensively in Thailand, I am a huge fan of Thai culture and both stores have some really authentic and unique items. What made today's discovery so special for me...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Randy R
EdStory, Owner at The Elephant Story, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2017

Hello Randy and Aui, I am so sorry I missed you folks on Sunday. I lived in Thailand a number of years ago and have worked there and the region for more years that I care to admit. I saw that you signed up for...More

Reviewed January 11, 2017

Two stores next to each other dedicated to protecting these lovely animals. Lots of unique good to look at and purchase.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed December 22, 2016

Found the cutest lounge pants for Christmas gifts! They also have jewelry, throws, furniture and knickknacks

Date of experience: December 2016
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EdStory, Owner at The Elephant Story, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2016

Thank you very much for you kind review. Most importantly, the elephants thank you for your support. Please come see us again soon. Best regards, Ed

Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

This store is fabulous. I'm not a shopper, but I spent almost an hour looking at some of the most unique, beautiful fabrics and hand made gifts I have ever seen. The Elephant Story in this small Texas town is a shop like no others....More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed September 15, 2016

After moving from Houston to continue our salon Scott&Company in Comfort Texas I was thrilled to be able to offer an incredible journey we like to call The Elephant Story. Just a quick walk down the street and you're transported into another world. Ed and...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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EdStory, Owner at The Elephant Story, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2016

Hello Scott, We are so happy to have you in our community. Further, your support of our elephant conservation efforts and personal shopping of our products have enabled us to expand our program in Thailand. Thank you for all of your contributions to our cause....More

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Lee B
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Hi Lee, Please re-submit the review as The Elephant Story has just now been opened to receive reviews. Thank you for taking the time to give us your comments. Best regards, Ed
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