“As a leading manufacturer of quality products, great care is put into the type of ingredients and formulations we use. Like you, we are also concerned about animal testing. Every effort is made to avoid such practices. While we do our best, we cannot guarantee that some of the third-party, indirect suppliers are as sensitive to this issue as we are. We do however strongly encourage our direct suppliers to work with their partners to avoid these practices.”
Uniball / Mitsubishi have so far ( since 2017) declined to comment and since then also declined to reply to product information enquiries.
You find my information sheet, I send out to all the companies, here.
Finally, here you will find my 2017 post on company family trees, which mentions Newell brands.
Some of you wanted information about the following brands (here you find my information sheet I send to all the companies):
Claire Fontaine, Rhodia; an almost two hours nightmare of trying to get any enquiry through , searching contact information, all filled in forms (different countries) declined multiple times each. I thankfully finally got one email through (fingers crossed if it doesn’t get filtered out), all thanks to a reader’s information
Golden Paints: updates for Golden Paints, Williamsburg Oils and Qor watercolours
I wrote to Léonard (brush manufacturer) because they brought out brush sets labelled “vegan”
to Coliro (Finetec Pearlcolors) for an update
to da Vinci (Defet; brush manufacturer) for an update
I think those are all at the moment that I’ve written.
Although I am working my way through updating all my entries (please bear in mind that if I didn’t attach any date to an entry in the compendium, the information could reach back as far as 2017), I am open to hearing from you any companies you want me to write to. I’ll put them first. I know what time of year it is and if you are looking present-wise for your wishlist or someone else, or just because you need to let out your creativity, tell me about the company (maybe mention what product range as well, if they offer many); of course we need also to factor in the time it can take a company to reply. So the sooner, the better.