Derivan Watercolours: some contain oxgall and several a small amount of honey.
Thank you, Freia, for informing me about this matter. I checked the Derivan watercolour information sheet – and sure enough, it states there, that in some colours oxgall is an additive.
I don’t know whether they changed the formula or it was overlooked in April 2018, when I contacted the brand. Back then, the only animal ingredients in their products was ‘ivory black’ in only the Matisse range (ingredient :charred bones).
Please always check – double check the products you are interested in, better be precautious than sorry later on.
The oldest information you can find here will date back to 2017. A lot can change within three years, e.g. ingredients of products. I am grateful to you for notifying me about changes you spotted.
Source: reader mail; Derivan website; Derivan mail contact, April 2018
I wanted to give you a heads-up, at the moment, outlook won’t let me send emails out,but receiving them still works.
I mention this because I am not able to reply to your messages. So I reply here and hope you will find it and don’t think I overlooked your mail.
Thank you Ben, for writing in about spraypaints. I didn’t have really success so far, but will start a new round of inquiries as soon as I can send mails again.
Here are the companies, I’ve written to(I can’t remember if its all of them):
- Molotow (March 2017) declined to reply
- Ghiant (March 2017) declined to reply
- Montana (2017) website didn’t accept inquiry multiple times
- Amsterdam/Royal Talens declined to reply/ no interest
- Motip Dupli (March 2017): declined to reply
- Pébéo (Feb 2018): declined to reply
- Schmincke :according to the ingredients information sheet I received in March 2017, their Aero Colors Professional (Airbrush) are completely free of animal ingredients; they don’t test and don’t commission animal testing – however, they cannot confirm that their raw material suppliers (e.g. Bayer) and subsuppliers are free of animal testing.
- Edding: don’t test on animals and don’t commission others to do so, cannot guarantee that their raw materials are completely free of animal derivatives;
- LIQUITEX: cruelty-free spraypaints and airbrushable acrylic inks -> All Paints, with the exception of the colour Ivory Black , are vegan-friendly !!!
vegan-friendly airbrushable inks (cruelty-free brands):
Souce: Mail contact
Hope you see this Ben; to Helen and Stephanie: I haven’t forgotten about you; once outlook is up and running again, I’ll send out inquiries.
Here is an update on inquiries sent out:
- Boesner, Feb 26th, 2018: no reply yet; also did not reply a year ago,
- Amaco, Feb 26th, 2018: first reply: I should just read their safety data sheets (which I did before even writing to them) and contact another department, which I did, but no reply
- Art Spectrum Manufacturing Company, March 7th, 2018: no reply yet
- Arteza, March 7th, 2018: same day response; they are busy at the moment, I should contact them again in a couple of months
- B&B Etching Products, March 7th,2018: Etchall https://www.veganartstuff.info/2018/03/08/etchall-vegan-friendly-products-etching-glass/
- Zebra Pen Corp., March 7th, 2018: no reply yet
- Bigger Ltd /Culture Hustle, March 7th, 2018: vegan-friendly acrylics https://www.veganartstuff.info/2018/03/08/culture-hustle-potions-powders/
- Blockx, March 7th, 2018: no reply yet
- C.Kreul for paper and canvas, March 7th,2018 : https://www.veganartstuff.info/2018/03/15/c-kreul-canvas-and-paper/
- Ceramica collet S.A., March 8th, 2018: no reply yet
- Charvin, March 8th, 2018; unfortunately not suitable https://www.veganartstuff.info/2018/03/23/charvin-not-vegan-friendly/
- Chroma Acrylics, March 8th, 2018: no reply yet
- Cranfield Colours, April 3rd, 2018: https://www.veganartstuff.info/2018/04/13/cranfield-colours/
- Creative Mark , April 3rd, 2018: no reply yet
- Creative Paperclay, April 3rd, 2018: no reply yet
- Qor Watercolors (Golden Paints), April 3rd 2018: https://www.veganartstuff.info/2018/04/05/qor-watercolors-except-bone-black/
- Muji, April 4th, 2018: no reply yet
- Ikea, April 4th, 2018: customer support can’t answer my inquiry, I should telephone their main switchboard; I am going to leave it at this point and not pursue it any further;
- Liquitex for the cadium-free colors:, April 17th, 2018: https://www.veganartstuff.info/2018/04/18/liquitex-cadmium-free-colors-vegan/
- Crown Ball Pen, April 17th, 2018:
- DecoArt (2nd try for a more detailed reply), April 17th, 2018: (las years reply: “Our products are not tested on animals and do not contain animal products”)
- Demco EnCouleurs, April 17th,2018:
- Derivan, April 17th,2018: https://www.veganartstuff.info/2018/04/19/derivan-vegan-friendly-products/
Here is my compendium : https://www.veganartstuff.info/compendium/
Source: Mail contact
Australia based Derivan is a cruelty-free company with an array of different products.
Except the one colour Ivory Black in the Matisse range, all Derivan and Matisse branded paints are vegan-friendly!
Here: http://www.derivan.com.au 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: http://matisse.com.au/products/.
Source: Mail contact