Compendium

If you don’t find a company you are looking for in this list, there is the chance that you find them via the search box.

Companies might change the ingredients of their products  over time; if they do offer an ingredients’ list  or Safety Data Sheet (SDS) to their products, please cross-check. Should there be any discrepancies, please let me know.

I started my compendium in spring 2017; if you type the name of a company into the search box, you can find the blog entry in which I introduced the information of the company (if date not mentioned below). This can give you an estimate about how old the information is.

In future, I will note the time I last updated each company’s entry here in the compendium.

August 2022 :  2022 Guidelines: cruelty-free and vegan-friendly art supplies

February 2021 version: this is the information sheet, companies received attached in the enquiries til July 2022 (English version, German version).

From 2021 on, I will relay a summary of the information I am provided with by the companies, and ask you, the reader, to form your own opinion. You are able to see, if and how far a company choses to disclose their cruelty-free status; and concerning animal derivatives, what details are given on the products and the manufacturing cycle.

Here is my entry  on how to decipher company responses and how to read information on MSDS.

Anja (Ansho)

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

 

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Amsterdam

declined to reply

Arches
declined to reply

Archer Paper

waiting for a reply – status: August 2022

 

Arteza declined to reply

Art Select
declined to reply

Arto watercolour paper

status: July 14th, 2021

manufacturer: Campap

According to Campap their paper is free of animal derivatives ; no further information whether this applies to the finished product or production as well.

cruelty-free status: undisclosed

manufacturer: Campap

source: mail contact

website: Campap (Arto watercolour paper)

Arto watercolour paper blog entry

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Blockx
declined to reply

Bob Ross
declined to reply

Boesner
declined to reply

Botz Glazes (->pottery)                            status: March 2017
glazes should be free of any animal derivatives

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Canson                                        status: May, 2017

although their papers do not contain animal derivatives with the exception of Mi Teintes and Ingres Vidalon, they do not know about the glue and packaging and several dyes get tested on rabbits.

So Canson is neither completely free of animal derivatives nor is it cruelty-free.

Source: Mail contact

 

Chameleon Art Products         

status : Dec 2021

all Chameleon products are free of animal derivatives except the Chameleon pencils, those contain a small portion of beeswax.

They state, they are a PETA approved cruelty -free company and they do not test on animals. Here is the link they provided.

Chameleon website

Source: mail contact

my blog entry from Dec 3rd, 2021

 

Cléopâtre
Declined to reply.

 

Claire Fontaine

waiting for a reply – status: August 2022

 

 

Coliro (Finetec) Pearlcolors                                                          status: Dec 2021

  • Coliro/Finetec is cruelty-free : they don’t test on animals and neither commission other parties to do so.Finetec Pearlcolors are completely free of animal derivatives, the material itself as well as  the manufacturing process is free of any animal derivatives. The material and production are cruelty-free.

The mica raw material supplier for Finetec is member of the Responsible Mica Initiative.

Here a quote of the Initiative:

“ENGAGE MULTIPLE STAKEHOLDERS UNDER A COALITION FOR ACTION TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A FAIR, RESPONSIBLE AND SUSTAINABLE MICA SUPPLY CHAIN IN BIHAR & JHARKHAND THAT IS FREE OF CHILD LABOR AND PROVIDES RESPONSIBLE WORKING CONDITIONS”

Quote source

Source: mail contact; websites Coliro and Finetec

my blog entry from Dec 3rd, 2021

Colorfin: Sofft Sponges 
Declined to reply.

Colors Of Nature – earth-friendly artist’s paint (all-vegan company)

sadly, this company closed down –  status: August 2019

  • Oil Paints and organic linseed oil
  • Encaustic Plant Wax Pucks
  • Brushes
  • Watercolour Paints
  • Crayons
  • Pastels
  • Pigments
  • 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)

Veganartstuff Post

Colours of Nature

Source: Mail contact

C.Kreul                                   (status :2017 to Dec 2018)

  • Javana fabric paints
  • Javana Textil Potch
  • Javana texi mäx glitter, opak and sunny
  • Javana Phantom Pen
  • Javana Laundry Marker
  • Kreul Textil Liner
  • Hobby Line Acrylic Gloss, Satin and Matt Varnish
  • Hobby Line Art Potch (Varnish & Glue)
  • Hobby Line Foto Transfer Potch
  • Hobby Line Gemstone Glue
  • Solo Goya Glossy Varnish (Picture Varnish; Gemäldefirnis)
  • Solo Goya Matt Varnish (Picture Varnish; Gemäldefirnis)
  • Solo Goya Fixative
  • Solo Goya Acrylic Paints
  • Solo Goya Art Acryl Basic
  • Solo Goya Triton Acrylic Paint Marker
  • Solo Goya Pouring Liquid
  • Solo Goya Tempera Gouache
  • Solo Goya Aqua Paint Marker
  • Kreul Pic Tixx Pens, with the exception of Pic Tixx Candle Pens, those are vegetarian friendly

PAPER:

  • Kreul Paper Water Color
  • Kreul Paper Mixed Media
  • Kreul Paper Sketching
  • Solo Goya Paper Sketching
  • Solo Goya Paper Water Color
  • Solo Goya Paper Oil Color
  • Solo Goya Triton Acrylic Pad

CANVAS

  • Kreul Canvas Board
  • Kreul Stretched Canvas
  • Solo Goya Stretched Canvas Basic Line
  • Solo Goya Stretched Canvas Premium Line

And Following products are vegetarian friendly:

  • Kreul Pic Tixx Candle pens
  • Chalky chalk paint
  • Solo Goya Triton Acylic Paints (several colours are only vegetarian      friendly)

Veganartstuff Post

C Kreul Homepage

Source: Mail contact

Clay and Paint factory               status:   Sept 2017
NOT vegan-friendly.

Cretacolor                          status: March 2017

unavailable information about animal ingredients  in products and contamination of raw materials through animal derivatives , because these aspects are not part of the material testing. No animal testing in the manufacturing process, however no guarantee for raw material suppliers  and subsuppliers apply such testing

Culture Hustle – “Potions and Powders” status: March 2018

Products: 

  • Powders: powder paints; mixable with water,  acrylic medium …
  • Potions: acrylic paints

Veganartstuff Post

Culture Hustle

Source: Mail contact
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Daler-Rowney            status: March 2017

  • All Artist Oil Colours with the exception of Ivory Black and Blue Black
  • All Georgian Oil Colours with the exception of Ivory Black, Prussian Green and Coeruleum Hue
  • All Cryla and Cryla Flow colours with the exception of Ivory Black
  • All Designer’s Gouache with the exception of Neutral Grey 2, Paynes Grey, Lamp Black, Cool Grey  1,2, & 3 and Warm Grey 1,2, &3.
  • All System 3 colours with the exception of Raw Sienna
  • Pearlescent Liquid Acrylic Inks
  • Artist Inks
  • Rowney Block Printing Colours (Water Based and Oil Based)
  • Dalon and Cryla, brushes and series 260, 270 &280.
  • All painting surfaces and equipment with the exception of Saunders Waterford paper (gelatin sized), canvas panels (backing glue is an animal derivative) and rabbit skin size

Veganartstuff Post

http://www.daler-rowney.com/content/do-any-daler-rowney-products-contain-animal-ingredients-or-are-they-tested-animals

http://www.daler-rowney.com/en/content/home

Source: Mail contact 

Defet – da Vinci Brushes           

as of August 2022 (waiting for an update since Nov 2021) categorized: declined to reply; last status: 2017

since 2017 da Vinci Brushes started to label  products as “vegan” but did declined to comment for an update

status: 2017 

All purely synthetic da Vinci brushes are free of animal derivatives (bristles and glue used). Pay attention to combination fibre brushes that also contain animal hair. 

Synthetic brushes – free of animal derivatives:

  • Casaneo (watercolour brushes)
  • Nova Synthetics,
  • Spin Synthetics,
  • Cosmotop Spin
  • Cosmotop series 5040
  • Effect Brushes and Pipe Overgrainers
  • Vario Tip
  • Top Acryl
  • Grigio Synthetics
  • College /Forte Acrylics
  • Impasto Top Acryl II
  • Junior Synthetics
  • Forte Synthetics
  • Forte Basic
  • Fit for school and hobby
  • Paint-finger
  • Manolino
  • Primo Synthetics

Veganartstuff Post

Defet – da Vinci Brushes

Source: Mail contact

Deka Farben
(fabric paints)
declined to reply

Delta Marker by Rotbart       status: March 2017

  • Alcohol Marker

Veganartstuff Post

http://delta-marker.de

Source: Mail contact

Derivan    status: April 19th, 2018

Australia based  Derivan  is a cruelty-free company with an array of different products.

Jul 18th ,2020 update: some watercolour shades contain oxgall (Derivan watercolour information sheet) several may contain honey (information via reader mail)

Except the one colour Ivory Black in the Matisse range, all Derivan and Matisse branded paints are vegan-friendly!

Here you can find all of their products, e.g. cadmium-free acrylics, different types of acrylics, acrylic based inks, mediums, screen ink, block ink, watercolour, fabric paint, face and body paint, glitter glue, liquid pencil, …

Matisse is Derivan’s professional acrylics range

Source: Mail contact

Derwent                       status: 2017- Dec 2018

Derwent does not test on animals or commission animal testing. However, they cannot guarantee that all the raw material they use are free from animal testing.

List of vegan products:

  • All Derwent Coloursoft pencils
  • All Derwent Inktense
  • All Derwent Graphitint pencils
  • All Derwent Aquatone
  • All Derwent Metallics
  • All Derwent Graphitone
  • All Derwent Pastel Pencils and Pastel blocks
  • All Derwent Charcoal Pencils and Charcoal XL Blocks
  • All Derwent Graphite Blocks and Graphite XL Blocks
  • Derwent Graphic Pencils B, HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H, 7H, 8H
  • All Derwent erasers
  • Graphik Line Painter and Line Maker
  • Derwent watercolour paper
  • all waterbrushes: water reservoir brushes with small, medium and chisel tip
  • water soluble sketching pencils

Derwent Ranges that are only partially free of animal derivatives:

Source: Mail contact; Derwent website

 

Derwent Homepage

Source: Mail contact

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Eberhard Faber
declined to reply

 

Edding                                                         status: Nov 2021

manufacturer: Edding

According to Edding it is unlikely for their products to contain any form of animal derived ingredients, because the materials used are of synthetic and chemically treated nature. They cannot promise though, that their products are 100% free of animal derivatives.

cruelty-free status: Edding does not test on animals and does not require their material suppliers to do so. They cannot promise that their products are free of animal testing, in the case that REACH regulations required for ingredients to be tested.  Edding’s statement November 2021

Source: mail contact

blog post

Etchall – products for etching glass         status: March 2018

Products free of animal ingredients:

  • Etching Crème
  • Dip n’ Etch
  • Vinyl Etchmask
  • Squeegee
  • Detail Pick Tool
  • Svivel Knife
  • … for more check out their website

Veganartstuff Post

https://etchall.com/

Source: Mail contact

Etchr Lab

as of August 2022 categorized: declined to reply (waiting for a reply  – status: Nov 15th, 2021)

it is strange to label  products as “vegan”, but when contacted about further information,  they decline to comment

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Faber-Castell                                   

 status:  February 1st, 2022

Faber-Castell is completely cruelty-free and has been so for more than  several decades  (more than 40 years), including their raw material suppliers. This does not only mean, they don’t test on animals and do not commission such testing but also their raw material suppliers don’t test or commission for the material they use. So no animal testing on any level, including MSDS (material safety data sheets) and raw material suppliers.

All listed products here are free of animal derivatives, including the manufacturing process.

cruelty-free status: cruelty-free on all levels 

Here is my updated (incomplete) list of products, free of animal derivatives :

  • Gelatos
  • all Faber-Castell coloured pencils (including Albrecht Dürer and Polychromos)
  • all graphite pencils
  • Pitt Graphite Matt
  • watersoluble graphite aquarelle pencils
  • Art Grip aquarelle pencils
  • Pitt Pastel pencils
  • Pitt Graphite Crayons e.g. art.nr. 129902, 129905
  • Graphite Pure pencil art.nr. 1173…
  • all mechanical pencils
  • all mechanical pencil refills; coloured and lead ones
  • jumbo lead pencils
  • graphite and polymer lead
  • indelible pencils (Kopierstifte)
  • Albrecht Dürer watercolour marker
  • regular erasers, kneadable erasers, pencil erasers
  • all Pitt Artist products
  • Pastel crayon Polychromos
  • Polychromos pastels (art. nr. 128 …)
  • tortillion / blending stump/ estompe/ Papierwischer
  • soft pastels
  • oil pastel crayons
  • foldable watercup
  • charcoal,  natural Pitt/ Zeichenkohle
  • charcoal (zeichenkohle)
  • graphite chalk/crayon (Graphitkreide)
  • natural charcoal art.nr. 129114, 129116, 129118, 129122
  • compressed charcoal (Reißkohle) art.nr. 129906, 129903, 129900, 129913, 129916
  • sanguine  crayon (Rötelkreide)
  • Creative Studio pastels
  • Creative Studio oil pastels
  • Creative Marker ‘white as snow’ and ‘blackout’ (160701)
  • Neon Marker (160806)
  • sharpener
  • ruler
  • Pitt Monochrome
  • Ecco Pigment
  • Grip lead pencils and mechanical pencils
  • Art & Graphic Water Brush
  • Goldfaber Coloured Pencils
  • Goldfaber Aqua Watercolour Pencils
  • Oil Colours (Creative Studio)
  • oil paint (tempera)
  • Creative Studio – watercolour paint in pans
  • watercolour starter set in tubes
  • all brush lines and brushes that come in drawing/painting sets (all brushes are synthetic, they have nylon bristles)
  • Broadpen
  • all ink
  • Graf von Faber-Castell inks
  • Faber-Castell ink
  • (ink) converter
  • Grip fountain pen
  • pastel textmarker
  • metallic textmarker
  • textliner 48
  • metallic textliner
  • notebooks DinA5 and DinA6
  • biros
  • biro lead
  • Fineschreiber 1511
  • Grip marker (flipchart, whiteboard, textmarker pens, permanent marker)
  • Grip Textmarker & Textliner
  • Multimark marker
  • all Uni-Ball products (attention: Faber-Castell is  the distributor not the manufacturer; so regard the information as ingredients based only)
  • felt pen and double-sided felt pens (Faserschreiber)
  • T-Shirt marker
  • Jumbo Grip neon
  • all chalk (alle Kreiden)
  • Connector Deckfarben (opaque paint in pans)
  • wax crayons art.nr. 122540, 120010, 120024
  • thermoplastic wax crayons art. nr. 122540, 120404, 120405

 

Source: mail contact

latest Faber-Castell blog entry

http://www.faber-castell.com

https://www.faber-castell.de

 

Fabriano                         

as of August 15th, 2022 categorized: declined to reply (waiting for an update – Feb 1st, 2022)

since initially contacting Fabriano in 2017, they now have a couple of products listed on their website as “vegan-friendly” but declined to give further information

status: March 2017

All paper products, except three, are free of animal derivatives. The exceptions are Roma, Esportazione and Secolo XIII  

Veganartstuff Post

http://fabriano.com/en/

Source: Mail Contact

Finetec Pearlcolors/ Perlglanzfarben     

status: Dec 2021

  • Coliro/Finetec is cruelty-free : they don’t test on animals and neither commission other parties to do so.Finetec Pearlcolors are completely free of animal derivatives, the material itself as well as  the manufacturing process is free of any animal derivatives. The material and production are cruelty-free.

The mica raw material supplier for Finetec is member of the Responsible Mica Initiative.

Here a quote of the Initiative:

“ENGAGE MULTIPLE STAKEHOLDERS UNDER A COALITION FOR ACTION TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A FAIR, RESPONSIBLE AND SUSTAINABLE MICA SUPPLY CHAIN IN BIHAR & JHARKHAND THAT IS FREE OF CHILD LABOR AND PROVIDES RESPONSIBLE WORKING CONDITIONS”

Quote source

Source: mail contact; websites Coliro and Finetec

my blog entry from Dec 3rd, 2021

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Gelli Plates                   status: November 2021

manufacturer: Gelli Arts

Gelli Plates do not contain any animal derivatives.

cruelty-free status: Gelli Arts do not test nor commission other parties to test on animals; materials used in the Gelli Plates are free of animal testing.

Gelli Arts confirmed that the same information from 2017 still applies.

blog post from November 2021

http://www.gelliarts.com

Source: Mail contact

Gerstaecker
declined to reply

Ghiant
declined to reply

Giotto
(and Lyra belong to Fila group)
declined to reply

Golden Paints                                           

status: August 2022                       

labels: Golden Paints (arylics), Williamsburg Oils (oils paints which contain honey), Qor Watercolors

cruelty-free status: the company itself does not test on animals but the raw materials are not free of animal testing, see their statement here;

products: not clear whether the given information solely applies to the finished products or the manufacturing cycle as well;

Golden Acrylicslist of ingredients containing animal derivatives

Williamsburg Oils (in 2017 listed here as vegetarian-friendly) oil paints : do contain beeswax, other animal derived ingredients: PbK9 (carbonized cattle bone) in Ivory Black, Payne’s Grey, Cold Black; size: rabbit skin glue (rabbit collagen)

Qor Watercolours: animal derived ingredient is PbK9 in Ivory Black; see their statement here

 

Source: source: mail contact, websites Golden Paints, Williamsburg Oils and Qor Watercolors

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Hahnemühle               

status: February 2nd, 2022

All paper and canvases by  Hahnemühle are free of animal derivatives and additives.

This of course means all Hahnemühle paper products are free of animals – including the Digital FineArt products as well. The only exception are books with a leather cover.

Photo Silk Baryta was taken off the market for the moment, because of a change in the supply chain – to make it vegan.

Caution: old Photo Silk Baryta stock from retailers won’t be vegan

PastellFix was taken off the market for good; unfortunately changes to make it conform could not be achieved;

Old PastellFix stock from retailers is not vegan.

The Hahnemühle Signing Duo and Protective Spray are free of animal derivatives.

cruelty-free status of 2017 : no animal testing, no commissioning of such (again, information of 2017); 

Certificates of Conformity: EnglishDeutsch

source: mail contact

latest Hahnemühle compendium entry

Hahnemühle website

 

Hobonichi

waiting for a reply – status: August 2022

 

 

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J

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Kaia Natural Watercolor                        status: August 2019

100% natural, plastic-free, all vegan watercolour in artist quality.

Kaia Natural Watercolor

veganartstuff blog post

source: mail contact, website

 

Kuretake                                     
 status: 2017 / 2018
Kuretake does not test on animals, but cannot confirm whether its raw material suppliers do or don’t test on animals to guarantee material safety (mail contact August 2018)

products free of animal ingredients (status: 2017)

  • Kuretake Fude Pensexcept the Fountain pen Shikatsuno series, the Fountain Brush pens have a brush tip made of animal hair
  • ZIG Cartoonist Inkexceptthe Sumi Ink
  • ZIG Kurecolor
  • ZIG Clean Color Real Brush
  • ZIG Waterbrush H20
  • Acrylista
  • Gansai Tambi including the Pearlescent and Starry Colours

Veganartstuff Post

http://www.kuretake.co.uk

http://www.kuretake.co.jp/en/

Source: Mail contact
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Lana Beaux Arts                                     

(no update yet – Feb 2022)

 status: 2017  

All Lana Beaux Arts products distributed by Hahnemühle are free of animal derivatives.  The gelatine used in the watercolour paper is not from an animal source.

Hahnemühle

Veganartstuff Post

Hahnemühle certificate of conformity

https://www.hahnemuehle.com/en/hahnemuehle.html

Source: Mail contact

Lascaux                            status: March 2017

All Products, e.g.: Acrylic paints, Gouache, painting mediums, varnish, fixative, ink, synthetic brushes

with the exception of the acrylic colour Resonance Black

Veganartstuff Post

Lascaux

Source: Mail Contact

Léonard (Bullier)

as of August 15th, 2022 categorized: declined to reply (waiting for a reply – status: Nov 15th, 2021)

Léonard is a brush company that also now (2022) offers “vegan” labelled brushes in their catalogue, however they declined to reply to my enquiry about further information

Liquitex                                 

status March2017 / addition April 2018

All Paints, with the exception of the colour Ivory Black, mediums, varnish, synthetic brushes and knives are vegan friendly

Veganartstuff Post

http://www.liquitex.com

Source: Mail Contact

Lukas
declined to reply

Lyra
(and Giotto belong to Fila group)
declined to reply

M

Maimeri declined to reply multiple times

Marabu
declined to reply

Mead

status: February 25th, 2021

declined to reply

 

Moleskine

status: February 2nd, 2022

Moleskine would like you to know that at this moment in time, during the paper binding process, traces of gelatin may be  present.

Moleskine is working to find new sollutions concerning this topic.

Moleskine’s cruelty-free status: they do not test on animals and neither commission it from other parties

source: mail contact

 

Molotow
declined to reply

Mont Marte

status: November, 2021

company: Mont Marte

cruelty-free status: products are not tested on animals according to Mont Marte (no further details)

  • Mont Marte do not test their products on animals (no further information)
  • Mont Marte art supply ranges are not certified vegan
  • brushes from taklon fibre are synthetic, soft cover books and the marjority of products, which includes paints, gessoes and glue products, are free of animal derived ingredients (no further information, whether this also includes the manufacturing cycle)
  • Acrylic Colour free of PBK9: 75ml, 2L, 1L
  • Dimension Acrylic Paints free of PBK9: 75ml, 250ml
  • 100ml Satin Acrylic paints are free of PBK9

 

products containing animal derived ingredients:

  • natural bristle brushes,
  • hardcover books
  • oil paints containing the pigment PBK9 /bone black (unfortunately, I could not find any information about the ingredients of the products on the website, and on the products’ MSDS (material safety data sheets) and additional information sheets. Maybe a retailer will offer those, or on the packaging; I looked through different products, but could not find any ingredients lists.

Mon Marte’s paints do not contain cadmium or cobalt; the colour names are only based on historical and traditional oil paint colour names.

Source: Mail Contact; website

And here is my blog post from November 17th,2021

 

Motip Dupli
declined to reply

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Natural Earth Paint

status: March 4th, 2021

all their natural pigments, earth paints and art supplies are free of animal derivatives, except their face paints, which contain beeswax.

cruelty-free status : undisclosed 

Natural Earth Paint website

 

Source: mail contact, website

Nevskaya Palitra

status: February 15th, 2021

declined  to reply

 

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Old Holland
declined to reply

Oozeq                                            status: Aug 2018

Oozeq is a vegan-friendly never dry putty/ plasticine by the cruelty-free company Oobleq.

More information in this post or on Oozeq’s website.

Source: Mail contact

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Pébéo
declined to reply

Pelikan
declined to reply

Pan Pastels by Colorfin   

                   to further enquiries in 2017 and 2018, Colorfin declined to reply   

 status: March 2nd, 2017

  • soft pastels are free of animal derivatives

cruelty-free status: the company does not carry out animal testing; no further information available

http://www.panpastel.com

Source: Mail contact, website

Pilot

 status: Oct. 3rd, 2021

cruelty-free status: undisclosed

products free of animal derivatives: unavailable information (company’s reply)

Source: mail contact

blog entry : Pilot reply

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Qor Watercolor

status: August 2022

Manufacturer: Golden Paints

cruelty-free status: the company itself does not test on animals but the raw materials are not free of animal testing, see their statement here for further information

products: not clear whether the given information solely applies to the finished products or the manufacturing cycle as well;

Qor Watercolors products that contain  animal derived ingredients is PbK9 in Ivory Black; see their statement here

 

source: mail contact, website

Qor website


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Rotring
declined to reply

Royal & Langnickel
declined to reply

Royal Talens
CAVE: Products are NOT vegan-friendly!

  • Ecoline Brush Pen
  • Ecoline ink in jars

Veganartstuff Post

https://www.royaltalens.com/en-gb/

Source: Mail contact
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Sennelier
declined to reply

Schmincke

found in August 2022: Schmincke’s Statement; here you can also find their up to date product information 

status: 2017

cruelty-free status: Schmincke in general does not test on animals nor does it commission other parties to do so; Schmincke cannot guarantee that raw material suppliers and subsuppliers do not test on animals (some raw material is sourced from large scale industry companies).

All packaging is free of animal derivatives.

Products free of animal derivatives (status 2017):

  • All Akademie and College products:
  • Akademie Aquarell watercolours
  • Akademie Gouache
  • Akademie Acryl Color
  • Akademie Oil Color
  • College Oil
  • College Acrylic
  • College Linol
  • Aero Color Professional

products with exceptions:

  • PRIMAcryl with the exception of Ivory Black
  • Pastels with the exception of D Black (D Schwarz)
  • Pigments with the exception of Ivory Black
  • Aqua Linoprint colours with the exception of Ivory Black

http://www.schmincke.de/

Source: Mail contact (2017), website (statement; August 2022)

Schoellershammer
declined to reply

Simply Gilded

waiting for a reply – status: August 2022

 

ShinHanArt

  • Touch Twin Markers/ Brush Markers
  • 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.

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http://www.shinhanart.com/

http://www.shinhanart.co.kr

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Speedball Art                                  

last update: Feb 2019

  • all products of the drawing & lettering lines(Super Pigmented Acrylic Drawing and Calligraphy Ink, Nibs, Pen Cleaner, Pen Holders -they have an oblique pen nib holder and offer also calligraphy products for left-handed people and a cartooning pen set; the Speedball Textbook, Elegant Writer, Calligraphy Fountain Pens and ink cartridges) https://www.speedballart.com/uploads/Drawing%20&%20Lettering.pdf
  • Following Block and Screen Printing Products:                                                        
  • water-soluble block printing ink
  • water-soluble block printing ink pearlescent base
  • water-soluble block printing ink retarder
  • water-soluble block printing ink extender
  • water-soluble block printing ink transparent extender base
  • fabric block printing ink
  • fabric block printing ink extender
  • water-soluble screen printing ink
  • acrylic screen printing ink
  • professional acrylic screen printing ink
  • fabric screen printing ink
  • opaque fabric screen printing ink
  • water-soluble transparent extender base (screen printing)
  • acrylic extender base (screen printing)
  • fabric and acrylic transparent base (screen printing)
  • fabric and acrylic screen retarder base
  • Professional Relief Inks
  • Glazes (Ceramics Products)

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https://www.speedballart.com

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Standardgraph
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Strathmore                                      

(waiting for an update – January 31st, 2022)

status: March 2017

All Strathmore paper products are vegan friendly with the exception of Gemini Watercolour Paper.

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https://www.strathmoreartist.com/ Vegan

https://www.strathmoreartist.com

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Stylefile (Publikat)                          status: Jul 2017

  • the Stylefile Marker
  • Marker Paper sketch-pads
  • sketch-books

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http://www.stylefilemarker.com

http://www.stylefile.de/stylefile-marker/

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Terry Ludwig Pastels                    status: Nov 2018

Terry Ludwig Pastels is a cruelty-free company and all their pastels are vegan-friendly, with the exception of those containing bone black.

Source: Mail contact

Terry Ludwig Pastels website

 

Tsukineko
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UHU                                              status : 2017

  • All glue products (examples
    Patafix, double sided tapes,
    Model building adhesives, double sided tapes and strips, Home & Office Tapes, Repair Tapes,
    Mounting & Construction Adhesives, adhesive, wood glues, contact adhesives, paper glues,
    Special adhesives, super glues, epoxy adhesives,

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http://www.uhu.com/

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Umton Barvy

last updated: February 19th, 2021

 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 the manufacturing cycle as well.

Company cruelty-free status : undisclosed

Umton website

Umton: chemical composition

Composition of Colours – list received Feb 2021

Colour Index Numbers – received in Feb 2021

source: mail contact

 

Uniball Mitsubishi
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Vang
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Viarco
(checking the ingredients momentarily)
Waiting for a reply. Should be considered NOT vegan-friendly until cleared.

Viva Décor
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Weber Art
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Winsor Newton

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Zebra Pen
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