Welcome to our blog

Welcome to our new blog.

We support the conservation of our wildlife, and have researched, promoted and donated to organisations that are doing great work to protect our precious natural heritage, such as the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) and Blood Lions.


Welcome to Head On Design’s blog!

We support the conservation of our wildlife, and have researched, promoted and donated to organisations that are doing great work to protect our precious natural heritage, such as the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) and Blood Lions.

You can read about our previous blog posts about Blood Lions and the canned lion industry, as well as our support for World Elephant Day here.

We created this blog to voice our opinion on matters that are important to us, and to highlight organisations and individuals who work tirelessly to help preserve our environment.

One such individual we recently came across is an inspirational young boy named Hunter, who is working to help raise an orphan rhino, Osita at Aquila Game Reserve through his own campaign, Raise The Baby Rhino with Hunter. To help with his efforts, with every sale of a Head On Design rhino product online or at the Watershed, we are donating 10% of the proceeds to his cause.


We will continue to keep you updated on Osita’s development on our facebook page so be sure to follow us.

We hope you enjoy reading our blogs as much as we enjoy writing them.
Till next time.


The future of elephants is in our hands

3rd March is World Wildlife Day and we are celebrating by raising awareness of the fragility of our planet. Being a long time supporter of conservation we would like to encourage everyone to take steps in protecting our environment.
The theme of this years World Wildlife Day is “the future of elephants is in our hands.”
Africa’s population is one of the fastest growing and one of the biggest threats to elephants is the loss of habitat due to development. With so much focus on protecting the rhino many people are unaware that elephants are one of the most critically poached and trafficked species in the world with not only their tusks being in demand but their skin and meat also being traded. Our collective efforts could mean the difference between the survival of the species or their extinction.
What you can do:
1.    Take to social media and let your voice be heard
2.    Donate to Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Elephant programme
3.    Don’t support the ivory trade

To help you celebrate these magnificent animals we are offering a 10% discount on all elephant products for the month of March on our website or at the V&A Watershed shop F058, Waterfront

#responsibletourism #conservation #endangeredwildlifetrust #inourhands #WWD2016

Bred for the bullet: Hunting is NOT conservation


Following the recent story of Cecil the lion I feel it is time to empower and educate myself and others, confirming Head On Design’s philosophy that we need to appreciate our natural heritage and make conscious decisions about what we buy and organisations we support.

Sitting in a sold out Labia theatre last week Tuesday I was brought to tears by “Blood Lions,” a brutal documentary that exposes the multi million dollar captive lion and canned lion industry. I was heartbroken and deeply disturbed not only by how these carnivores are treated and killed “legally” in South Africa but by how little the public know about what is happening in our very own back yard.

The film is directed by filmmaker Nick Chevalier and follows the journey of conservationist and journalist Ian Michler, and Rick Swayze – an American who poses as a trophy hunter.

The Blood Lions organisation’s goal is to bring an end to canned hunting and the exploitative breeding of lions and other predators on farms across South Africa and to create awareness about this cruel and unethical industry on a global scale. The result so far that Australia is the first country to ban the importing of trophy heads and the hope that others will follow suit.

Did you know:

  • South Africa is home to approximately 8000 captive lions. These lions are bred to be exploited purely for commercial gain, from “innocent” tourist attractions such as walking with lions and petting lion cubs, to canned hunts and for the Asian lion bone trade.
  • According to www.bloodlion.org every single day 2 to 3 lions are being killed in canned hunts.
  • Hundreds more are slaughtered for the lion bone trade in Asia.
  • There are only approximately 2300 free roaming lions in reserves and parks according to the Endangered Wildlife Trust.
  • Lions bred in captivity become human imprinted and genetically impaired and are unable to be released into the wild despite what carnivore breeding facilities may say and do not contribute to the conservation of the species in anyway.

What you can do:

  • Be a responsible tourist
  • Make responsible purchases. For every Head On Design lion trophy head purchased, we will donate 10% of the proceeds to the Endangered Wildlife Trust and Blood Lions. Buy Now
  • Watch the Blood Lions trailer 
  • Get involved in the campaign against captive lions and the canned lion industry  
  • Support organisations like the EndangeredWildlife Trust 


Photography credit: www.jamesgradwell.com

#responsibletourism #bloodlions #bredforthebullet #endangeredwildlifetrust #conservation