The story behind the stripes: why zebra print packaging?

21/09/2021 —  By Hannah Mepham

The story behind the stripes: why zebra print packaging?

There’s a great reason why Green People is using zebra print artwork on packaging and emails. These magnificent, monochrome-coated creatures live in herds, known as a dazzle, and the uniqueness of their patterns earned them a spot as the symbol for Green People’s charity of the year, The Ehlers-Danlos Support UK (EDS UK).

 

EDS and zebras

A rare group of syndromes, Cardiac-valvular EDS (cvEDS), Vascular EDS (vEDS) and Hypermobile EDS to name a few, Ehlers-Danlos is incurable and has many symptoms which can be mistaken for other conditions. This means that it typically takes more than a decade for a person with Ehlers-Danlos to be diagnosed.

The charity EDS UK aims to change that and uses the zebra as their symbol to remind medics to consider the extraordinary when making a diagnosis by remembering the mantra: ‘Sometimes when you hear hooves, it really is a zebra.’

 

Elhers-Danlos Support UK Logo

 

To help EDS UK with their quest to make invisible illness visible, we’re putting the zebra in the spotlight through our artwork and, it wouldn’t surprise us if, instead of seeing reindeer pull our Christmas collection sleigh, you see zebra…

 

Our zebra-print gifts

Wildly Soft Hand Care Trio

Wildly Soft Hand Care Trio

A nourishing organic hand cream gift set that will dazzle and delight

£20.00

Born to Be Wild Manuka Hand Cream 30ml

Born to Be Wild Manuka Hand Cream 30ml

Delight dry hands with this nourishing Manuka hand cream stocking filler

£9.50

Wildly Kind Skin Care Duo

Wildly Kind Skin Care Duo

A scent-free skin care Christmas gift set for sensitive skin

£28.00

Wake up Wild Ginger Hand Cream 30ml

Wake up Wild Ginger Hand Cream 30ml

Revitalise dry, dull hands with this collagen support hand cream stocking filler

£9.50

Fresh and Wild Mandarin Hand Cream 30ml

Fresh and Wild Mandarin Hand Cream 30ml

A hydrating hand cream stocking filler scented with uplifting Ho Wood & Mandarin

£9.50

Glow Wild Skin Care Duo

Glow Wild Skin Care Duo

A dazzling day-to-night skin care routine that’s ideal for gifting

£28.00

Wildly Fresh Skin Care Duo

Wildly Fresh Skin Care Duo

A ready-made morning routine for men that makes a dazzling Christmas gift

£21.00

You can help us to put zebra in the spotlight and support EDS UK by sharing your Alexandra Kay purchases on social using the hashtag #showoffyourstripes.

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