“vegan – A person who does not eat or use animal products.”

My definition for vegan-friendly and cruelty-free art supplies is:
A product can be considered vegan, if the entire product itself does not contain animal ingredients, byproducts/ derivatives and none of those are used in the manufacturing process, e.g. the use of animal derived oils and fats in surfactants for the dispersion of pigments. The manufacturer does not test on animals or commissions other parties to do so, none of their parent and sister companies or any other partners test on animals or commission animal testing, none of their raw material suppliers and subsuppliers test on animals or commission animal testing, if there are other options. (According to the European Chemicals Agency, ECHA, animal testing has to be avoided if it is possible and has the goal to minimize animal testing for REACH. Lastly, there is no animal testing abroad for the manufacturer’s products to be sold abroad.)
By “entire product”, all parts of the product are meant, e.g. the ink and its jar it is contained in, the body and nibs of a marker, a pencil’s wooden body as well as lacquer/ print on it. My blog “” provides information on vegan, vegan friendly and cruelty-free art supplies.


Newest posts:

  • Derivan watercolours not free of animal derivatives
    Source: Published on2020-07-18
  • Sadly, Colors of Nature closed down
    Source: Published on2019-08-30
  • Kaia Natural Watercolor
    Source: Published on2019-08-30
  • Still no news about Arteza
    Source: Published on2019-04-24
  • Spraypaints so far… also airbrushable inks
    Source: Published on2019-04-22
  • inquiry sent out to Arteza
    Source: Published on2019-02-27
  • Speedball Super Black India Ink contains shellac
    Source: Published on2019-02-01
  • Speedball Super Black India Ink might no longer be vegan
    Source: Published on2019-01-24
  • C.Kreul additional products
    Source: Published on2018-12-23
  • Faber-Castell’s ink and broadpen
    Source: Published on2018-12-23
  • Derwent update
    Source: Published on2018-12-16
  • new inquiries sent out
    Source: Published on2018-12-11
  • UART pastel paper not vegan
    Source: Published on2018-11-25
  • Terry Ludwig Pastels
    Source: Published on2018-11-19
  • Inquiries sent out – pastels special
    Source: Published on2018-11-15