Enquiries sent out to:
- Mead (composition books, journals, notebooks and planners)
- Natural Earth Paint
- Mon Marte
For the latter two I spent more than a couple of hours going through their FAQs, information and reading thouroughly through the provided MSDS (Safety Data Sheets) of product ingredients.
Umton Barvy – Summary:
The only animal derived ingredient to be found in Umton’s artistic oil colours, tempera gouache and watercolours is PBk9 /Amorphous Carbon/ Bone Black in several colours (see attached PDF lists and colour listings on their website for more information).
At this time, there is no further information whether this applies only to the finished products or manufacturing cycle as well.
Company cruelty-free status : undisclosed
Umton: chemical composition
Composition of Colours – list received Feb 2021
Colour Index Numbers – received in Feb 2021
source: mail contact
New product enquiries sent out to:
- St. Petersburg watercolours (White Nights; English branch)
- Nevskaya Palitra
To all, who have sent enquiries to me about companies (and products) that I have yet to contact: I have not forgotten any of you, I will pick up where I left off. Thank you for your patience.
Dear watercolour people,
sadly, I just found out that Colors of Nature closed down. The cruelty-free Canadian company that flew under an ethical and environmentally conscious flag, manufactured and offered only vegan-friendly products ranging from watercolours, and oil paints in artist quality, … over to brushes, glass mullers and more. I feel as though I am writing an obituary and in a way I am. What a plight for our small world of vegan art supplies. Which leaves us with no more natural, eco-friendly oil paints ;and brands that offer non-pencil watercolours halved. I introduced the company on here in 2017. In all my correspondence with Lori Stryker and Mark, they were nothing but accommodating and nice. – I am sorry to see this business go, farewell Colors of Nature.
Manufacturer: Golden Paints
- all Qor Watercolors, except Bone Black
- Synthetic Ox Gall
- Lift Aid
- all Watercolor Mediums
- all Watercolor Grounds
All of Golden Paints’ Gels, Mediums and Pastes are vegan-friendly.
Here is the information about Golden Paints, which you can already find in the compendium and here: https://www.veganartstuff.info/2017/03/13/acrylic-products-by-golden-paints-with-exceptions/
- All Golden Paints’ acrylic products including mediums and varnishes
with the exception of:
Bone Black, Jenkins Green, Neutral Gray 2, Neutral Gray 3, Neutral Gray 4, Neutral Gray 5, Neutral Gray 6, Neutral Gray 7, Neutral Gray 8, Prussian Blue Hue, Terre Verte Hue, FLUID Bone Black, FLUID Jenkins Green, FLUID Prussian Blue Hue, MATTE FLUID Jenkins Green, MATTE Bone Black, MATTE Jenkins Green, HLA Bone Black, OPEN Bone Black, OPEN Jenkins Green
- Williamsburg Oil Paints, except Ivory Black, Cold Black and Payne’s Grey
Source: Mail contact
This is a list of cruelty-free companies and the vegan-friendly products they offer. If you don’t find the company you are looking for in this list, please enter the company name in the search box to see their status. If you still can’t find the specific company you are looking for, please let me know, so that I can contact them.
Cheers, Anja (Ansho)
Continue reading “Cruelty-free companies offering vegan-friendly products:”
- Goldfaber Coloured Pencils
- Goldfaber Aqua Watercolour Pencils
- (Creative Studio) Oil Colours
All Faber-Castell coloured pencils are vegan-friendly.
Here is my incomplete vegan-friendly Faber-Castell product list: https://www.veganartstuff.info/2017/03/15/vegan-friendly-products-by-faber-castell/
Source: mail contact
Colors of Nature is an environmentally conscious, ethical, cruelty-free and 100% vegan company, producing and selling vegan art supplies only.
Colors of Nature Product Range:
- Oil Paints and organic linseed oil
- Encaustic Plant Wax Pucks
- Watercolour Paints
- Kids’ Watercolour Paint
- Glass Mullers (designed and manufactured for Colors of Nature by artist Silvia Taylor)
- Natural Brush Soap
- empty paint tubes (e.g. you can store your own created colour blends)
Source: Mail contact
The Touch Twin Markers/ Brush Markers are vegan friendly. The ink is refillable and the nibs are replaceable.
All ShinHanArt products are cruelty-free and almost all are vegan friendly.
Following products contain animal derivatives- are not vegan friendly:
- PWC, Extra Fine Artist’s Watercolor-No. 683 Ivory Black, contains PBk9
- ShinHan Professional Korean Color-No. 302 Black, contains PBk9
- Sh Korean Color-No. 302 Black, contains PBk9
- ShinHan Professional Korean Color-No. 331 Snow White, contains gelatin
- Painting Glue (Medium), contains gelatin
The pigment PBk9 is made of animal bones.
Source: Mail contact