“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:

  • Pilot’s reply
    Source: Published on2021-10-03
  • No ink pads yet but… alternatives
    Source: Published on2021-09-03
  • paper free of animal derivatives – status 2017
    Source: Published on2021-07-14
  • Arto watercolour paper by Campap
    Source: Published on2021-07-14
  • enquiries sent out
    Source: Published on2021-07-14
  • Faber Castell update: complete information
    Source: Published on2021-04-01
  • Updated information : Faber-Castell
    Source: Published on2021-03-13
  • Natural Earth Paint
    Source: Published on2021-03-04
  • (M)SDS – (Material) Safety Data Sheets , and how to read them
    Source: Published on2021-03-04
  • Enquiries sent to Mead, Natural Earth Paint, Mon Marte
    Source: Published on2021-02-25
  • Umton Barvy
    Source: Published on2021-02-19
  • 2021: updated cruelty-free and vegan-friendly guidelines PDF
    Source: Published on2021-02-15
  • New enquiries sent out: Faber-Castell, Umton, St. Petersberg watercolours, Nevskaya Palitra
    Source: Published on2021-02-15
  • Derivan watercolours not free of animal derivatives
    Source: Published on2020-07-18
  • Sadly, Colors of Nature closed down
    Source: Published on2019-08-30