enquiries sent out and more: Papermate, Uniball, Winsor & Newton

  • Dec 7th 2023, enquiry sent to Winsor & Newton for an update; last contacted in 2017
  • Dec 7th, enquiry sent to Papermate, or more accurately I filled in the contact form and either it went through or not; it was not conclusive, though I tried several times.
Papermate’s stance on animal testing – Dec 7th, 2023

on their website I found out, that they are a Newell brand, and you’ll find their stance on animal testing in their FAQ  list.

Direct quote from Papermate’s list of FAQs as of Dec 7th, 2023 :

“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.


sources: company websites, mail contact

New enquiries sent out to …

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
  • Simply Gilded : about washi tape and stickers
  • Archer Paper
  • Hobonichi


more enquiries sent out

Hello there,

I have sent out more enquiries to companies, concerning updating their profile on here;because they brought out new products . There are also companies I have written to for the first time.

Here is the lot of them:

  • I wrote to Faber-Castell about their brushes (update), their new neon markers and their new white-as-snow marker and their blackout marker.

You find a list of Faber-Castell’s products here.

  • I wrote to Etchr (Etchr Lab) for the first time
  • I wrote again to Mon Marte
  • I wrote to Gelli Arts for an update
  • 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.

You reach me here mail@veganartstuff.info