Yesterday, I received an update from Faber-Castell. They sent me two statements to publish here: the English Version and a German Version for you to read. According to those, the vast majority of products is free of animal derivatives.
They are still a cruelty-free company on all levels. They do not test on animals nor commission it by other parties.
I did reach out to them again today, to double check once more that all of the products previously listed in my February 2022 update are still free of animal derivatives and I also asked about the Fude Pens, which I forgot to ask about in December.
my Faber-Castell entry in the Compendium
Faber-Castell Vegan Statement 2022
Faber-Castell Vegan Bescheinigung 2022
Source: Mail contact
Following new Faber-Castell products are free of animal derivatives – including the manufacturing process:
- 115210 Pitt Graphite Matt
- 160701 Creative Marker – white as snow, Creative Marker blackout
- 160806 Neon Marker
- 2818.. brush line
- 2828.. brush line
- all brushes that are part of drawing/painting sets
The material used for all brush hair is nylon.
Faber-Castell is a cruelty-free company on all levels; they do not test on animals, neither commission other parties to do so; the raw material chain is free of animal testing
They would like you to know, that animal testing for art-, writing- and drawing materials/ supplies is banned in Europe.
No animal based raw materials are ever used as auxiliary supplies/ additives in Faber-Castell’s entire production.
source: mail contact
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
here is the updated Gelli Arts information about their Gelli Plates:
Gelli Arts confirmed that the Gelli Plates are still vegan-friendly and are still cruelty-free, staying the same as four years ago.
Four years ago, the statement was that Gelli Arts is cruelty-free, they don’t test on animals and don’t commission any other parties to do so. Materials used in the Gelli Plates are free of animal testing. Gelli plates are free of animal derivatives.
Source: mail contact
Gelli Arts website
Here is my information sheet, I send out to all companies.
Here is my 2021 updated information sheet with guidelines for a cruelty-free company and vegan-friendly and vegetarian-friendly products, which I send out to companies.
At your disposal:
English Version (PDF)
German Version (PDF)
I have resumed sending out enquiries to update and broaden my compendium.
All the best,
I bring lovely watercolour news (especially to Europeans)! Kaia Natural Watercolor is a cruelty-free company based in the Netherlands, offering all vegan, 100% natural, plastic-free, non-toxic, highly pigmented watercolour of professional artist quality and highest lightfastness. What a mouth full. They come in ten different shades . They are available as single pans or in a set of all ten.
Source: mail contact; website