Vegan Art and Craft Supplies

by Sandra
Last updated: 17/05/18

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It seems like a minefield, I know, but once you know what to look out for, it’s not so intimidating!

 

Common Animal Derivatives in Art + Craft Supplies

 

  • Natural Hair from hogs, squirrels, camels, goats and ponies are often used in paint brushes.
  • Shellac is a resin like secretion from the female lac insect, used to give a glossy finish and as a binder in inks.
  • Cochineal comes from various types of lac, scale insects; its secretions are used to make a strong carmine dye.
  • Bone black made from the charring of bones to produce very dense black.
  • Ox gall is a watercolour medium based on the animal protein from gall bladders of cattle, which improves paint flow.
  • Tempera paints use egg to bind the pigments together, this paint has fantastic longevity and pre-dates oil painting.
  • Gelatin is obtained by boiling skin, tendons, ligaments, and/or bones in water. It is usually obtained from cows or pigs and is commonly used to size paper and canvas.
  • Rabbit skin glue, also called hide glue, made by rendering an assortment of animal parts. Traditionally used in the preparation of gesso, as a sealant (size) on canvas (and wood panels) underneath gesso, and as a glue in some book making.
  • Casein is an adhesive binder made from the proteins in cow’s milk, and is commonly found in pencils.
  • Honey is used as a preservative and to increase colour vibrancy and smoothness.
  • Beeswax is also often used in pencils and crayons for smoothness.

(Sources: Art Discount and Jackson Art)

 

Art + Craft Supplies Vegan List

 

We’ve put together a list of safe art and craft supplies that are animal friendly. These companies have stated that the products listed are NOT animal tested and contain NO animal derivatives.

 

 

Adhesive

 

3L

All 3L products including Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and HomeHobby by 3L.

Sold via cc-craft.co.uk in the UK

(Source: 3L Corporation via Facebook messaging)

 

Best-Test

Premium White Rubber Paper Cement

(Source: Vegans have superpowers blog, June 2013)

 

C.Kreul

Javana Textil Potch – for textiles
Hobby Line Art Potch – varnish and glue
Hobby Line Gemstone Glue

(Source: Vegan Art Stuff blog, April 2017)

 

Diamond Glaze

A clear adhesive used for many media.

(Source: Diamond Glaze customer service)

 

E6000 Glue

Made strictly with chemicals.

 

Elmer’s Glue

“Elmer’s does not use animals or animal parts to make glue. Our products are made from synthetic materials and are not derived from processing horses, cows or any other animals.”

(Source: Elmer’s website)

“Elmer’s Glue is made from a chemical compound called polyvinyl acetate (PVA) resin emulsion […] Like you, we are also concerned about animal by-products/testing. […] 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 however, strongly encourage our direct suppliers to work with their partners to avoid these practices.”

(Source: Elmer’s, via email, dated July 2017)

 

Gorilla Glue

Gorilla Epoxy

Gorilla Glue Mulri-Purpose

Gorilla Super Glue Brush and Nozzle

Gorilla Super Glue Gel

Gorilla Super Glue Impact Touch

(Source: Gorilla Glue via email 21 Mar 2016)

 

G S Hypo

Jewellery cement

(Source: G-S Supplies, Inc., via email July 2017)

GS Hypo Cement

 

Iglu

Listed as vegan on Amazon.

 

Ocaldo PVA

(Source: Ocaldo, via email, July 2017)

 

Plaid

Mod Podge

 

Stix 2

All products including glues, hot glues, adhesive transfer tape and glue dots.

(Source: Stix 2, via telephone, dated May 2017)

 

Sugru

No animal derived materials used.

“Animal testing has never been used or commissioned by us to test Sugru. We have also never commissioned such tests on raw materials either.

However, as a small company, we don’t have control over testing of raw materials by all of our suppliers and their suppliers. In some cases, for the safety of consumers, they may have been required in the past to have animal testing as part of their suite of health and safety procedures.

We would like to reassure you that we always endeavour to work with the most trustworthy and reputable suppliers and that ethics in business are something we take very seriously.”

Sugra Mouldable Glue

 

UHU

All glue products by UHU are vegan friendly.

UHU All Purpose Adhesive

UHU Porcelain Glue

(Source: Vegan Art Stuff blog, April 2017)

 

Weldbond

Universal Adhesive

(Source: Vegans Have Superpowers blog and comments on Amazon)

 

Acrylic Paint

 

Academy Acrylic Paints

All colours excluding:

Burt Sienna
Burnt Umber
Cadmium Red Medium Hue
Thalo Gold
Warm Gray
Payne’s Gray
Dioxazine Purple
Grumbacher Red
Ivory Black
Naples Yellow Hue
Raw Umber
Thalo Silver
Thalo Blue

(Source: Chartpack, via email 1 May 2017)

 

Amsterdam

Acrylic Standard Series

(Source: www.RoyalTalens.com via email)

 

Boldmere

(The Works Range)

“We stock ethical and vegan products. However, due to the nature of our products and the fact we do not manufacture ourselves it is impossible to guarantee this as we stock over 35,000 lines of stock. “

(Source: The Works, via email Feb 2018)

 

Caran d’Ache

(Source: Caran d’Ache via email dated 5 April 2016)

Caran d Ache Vegan List

 

C.Kreul

Solo Goya Acrylic Paints
Solo Goya Art Acryl Basic

(Source: Vegan Art Stuff blog, April 2017)

 

Crawford + Black

(The Works Range)

“We stock ethical and vegan products. However, due to the nature of our products and the fact we do not manufacture ourselves it is impossible to guarantee this as we stock over 35,000 lines of stock. “

(Source: The Works, via email Feb 2018)

 

Daler-Rowney

Cryla and Cryla Flow (excluding: Ivory Black)
System 3 (excluding: Raw Sienna)
Graduate Colours (Source: Marco Schröter, Customer Services via email dated 5 Dec 2016)

Daler Rowney System 3 Acrylic Paint

Daler Rowney Graduate Acrylic Paints

(Source: Daler-Rowney website FAQs)

 

Daveliou Paints

Listed as vegan on Amazon.

 

Decoart Inc.

Americana line of acrylic paint.

 

Docrafts’ Artiste

They say on the page for each bottle: “Acrylic paint is not or has ever been tested on animals and contains no animal product or derivatives.”

Link to the ‘Cherry Red’ colour on their website as an example.

(Source: Docrafts website, Dec ’17)

 

Golden Paints

Golden Paints website lists products that DO contain bone black pigment (carbonized cattle bones).

 

Grumbacher

Academy Acrylic (except those colours containing “bone black” which is bone char)

 

Jacquard

According to customer service, the only products that are NOT free from animal products/by-products are their waxes, their inkjet sheets, certain brushes and their silks.

(Source: Vegans Have Superpowers blog June 2013)

 

Lascaux

All products, excluding acrylic colour Resonance Black

(Source: Vegan Art Stuff blog, March 2017)

 

Liquitex

Except Ivory black (bone char)

(Source: Herman Reich, Technical Advisor, Liquitex, via email 7 Dec 2016)

 

Pebeo

Studio Acrylic Paints Fine Acrylic
Acrylic Auxiliaries
Extra Fine Artist Acrylics, excluding Ivory black n0.105
Artist Acrylics Auxiliaries
Mat Pub (qualities of gouache and acrylic)
Deco 3D
Deco
Deco Outdoor
DecoCrème
PBO Deco

(Source: PDF from Pebeo via email March 2018)

 

Plaid

Folkart Acrylics

 

Schmincke

Series 13 PRIMAcryl, excluding 792 Ivory Black
Series 23 AKADEMIE Acryl color
Series 33 College Acrylic

(Source: Schmincke German website, May 2017)

 

Sennelier

Abstract acrylic paints

(Source: Sennelier, via email, dated early 2017)

 

Wilko

Wilko Acrylic Paint Asst 12pk

(Source: Wilko, via email, dated Aug 2016)

wilko-paint

 

Winsor + Newton

Artists’ Acrylic Colour, Finity range – excluding Ivory Black, Payne’s Gray

Galeria Acrylic Colour range – excluding Ivory Black, Payne’s Gray

(Source: Winsor & Newton. via email, dated Aug 2016)

 

Brushes

 

Boldmere

(The Works Range)

“We stock ethical and vegan products. However, due to the nature of our products and the fact we do not manufacture ourselves it is impossible to guarantee this as we stock over 35,000 lines of stock. “

(Source: The Works, via email Feb 2018)

 

Colors of Nature

All Colors of Nature products are certified vegan and cruelty free. 

“Every part of our brushes are free from animal products, including the glue that holds the brushes to the handle in the ferrule. We have faux squirrel and faux Kolinsky brushes that look and perform just like their animal counterparts.”

Shipped internationally from Canada.

(Source: Colors of Nature website)

 

Crawford + Black

(The Works Range)

“We stock ethical and vegan products. However, due to the nature of our products and the fact we do not manufacture ourselves it is impossible to guarantee this as we stock over 35,000 lines of stock. “

(Source: The Works, via email Feb 2018)

 

Daler-Rowney

Dalon and Cryla, and series 260, 270 & 280

(Source: Daler-Rowney website FAQs)

 

Da Vinci

All pure synthetic da Vinci brushes are vegan friendly:

Casaneo (watercolour brushes)
Nova Synthetics
Spin Synthetics
Cosmotop Spin
Cosmotop series 5040
Effect Brushes and Pipe Overgrainers
Vario Tip
Top Acryl
Grigio Synthetics
College /Forte Acrylics
Impasto Top Acryl II
Junior Synthetics
Forte Synthetics
Forte Basic
Fit for school and hobby
Paint-finger
Manolino
Primo Synthetics

(Source: Vegan Art Stuff blog, March 2017)

 

Jackson Studio

Jackson’s Studio Synthetic Watercolour Brushes are made from the highest quality synthetic available, and so do not contain animal hair. There are also no animal products in the glues or varnishes used on the ferrules or handles, and so are completely free from animal ingredients.

This is also true for Jackson’s Akoya, Raven, hinkuProcryl and Onyx brush ranges.

 

Pebeo

All brushes, excluding natural fiber brushes

(Source: PDF from Pebeo via email March 2018)

 

WHSmith

They ask for individual products one at a time!

32578416 25pcs paint brush set
34477588 12 BRUSHES – MIXED
31882002 WHS CHUBBY BRUSH SET PK6 FE

(Source: Charlotte McCormack, WH Smith, via email Aug 2016)

 

Winsor + Newton

Brush ranges excluding Series 7, Series 7 Miniature, Series 16, Series 3A Designers’ Sable, Cirrus Kolinsky Sable, Pure Squirrel Pointed Wash Brushes, Pony & Goat Hair Mop Brushes, Goat Hair Mop Brushes, Sceptre Gold II, Artists’ Hog, Winton Hog, Azanta Hog.

(Source: Winsor & Newton. via email, dated Aug 2016)

 

Charcoal

 

Boldmere

(The Works Range)

“We stock ethical and vegan products. However, due to the nature of our products and the fact we do not manufacture ourselves it is impossible to guarantee this as we stock over 35,000 lines of stock. “

(Source: The Works, via email Feb 2018)

 

Derwent

All Charcoal Pencils and XL Charcoal Blocks

Derwent XL Charcoal Blocks

(Source: Art Discount Aug 16)

 

Pebeo

(Source: PDF from Pebeo via email March 2018)

 

Clay

 

Kato Polyclay

Polymer Clay

(Source: Kato Polyclay, via email April 2017)

 

Polyform

Sculpey glazes and liquid clay softener

(Source: Playform/Sculpey)

 

Van Aken

Makers of Katocla, Claytoon, Protolina, Sculpto and Plastalina

(Source: Van Aken, via email)

 

Enamel + All Surface Paint

 

Kolorbond

Paint for plastic, PVC, metal and vinyl

(Source: David, Technispray – Kolorbond, dated 30 Aug 2016)

 

Krylon

Low Odor Clear Finish latex enamel spray

(Source: Empty Easel blog)

 

Pebeo

Deco 3D
Deco
Deco Outdoor
DecoCrème
DecoSpray
Chalkboard paint
Magnetic colour
Fantasy Prism
Fantasy Moon
Fantasy Accessories
Vitrail and Cerne Relief
Ceramic
Porcelaine 150
Vitrea 160 (glass paint)

Pebeo Vitrea 160 Paint

(Source: PDF from Pebeo via email March 2018)

 

Fabric Paint, Pens + Dye

 

C.Kreul

Javana fabric paint
Javana Texi Mäx Glitter – glitter effect fabric marker 
Javana Opak fabric paint
Javana Sunny fabric paint
Javana Phantom Pen – self-erasing pen for pre-drawing and marking on fabrics
Javana Laundry Marker
Kreul Textile Liner
Solo Goya Triton Acrylic Paint Marker

(Source: Vegan Art Stuff blog, April 2017)

 

Pebeo

Setacolor light fabrics
Setacolor opaque
Setacolor Auxiliaries
Setacolor 3D
Setaskrib+
Setacolor stencils
Arty’s
Marbling
Tactilcolor textile (finger paint)

(Source: PDF from Pebeo via email March 2018)

 

Rit Dye

“Thanks for reaching out to us. Yes we are a cruelty free product. No testing is done on animals, and none of the ingredients are animal based.”

(Source: Rit, via email Feb 2018)

 

Tulip

Fabric Markers

Tulip Fabric Pens

(Source: Haley Neal, Customer Loyalty Specialist, via email, dated Oct 2014)

 

Gesso + Size

 

Boldmere

(The Works Range)

“We stock ethical and vegan products. However, due to the nature of our products and the fact we do not manufacture ourselves it is impossible to guarantee this as we stock over 35,000 lines of stock. “

(Source: The Works, via email Feb 2018)

 

Gamblin PVA Size

Neutral pH polyvinyl acetate glue thinned with distilled water. PVA provides a good size layer that seals the fabric but does not re-absorb atmospheric moisture, swell and shrink like rabbit skin glue does. PVA size also doesn’t tighten fabric like animal glue.

 

Golden

Gesso

(Source: Golden website)

 

Natural Earth Paint

Eco Gesso Kit

(Source: Vegan list on Natural Earth Paint website)

 

Gouache

 

Boldmere

(The Works Range)

“We stock ethical and vegan products. However, due to the nature of our products and the fact we do not manufacture ourselves it is impossible to guarantee this as we stock over 35,000 lines of stock. “

(Source: The Works, via email Feb 2018)

 

Caran d’Ache

(Source: Caran d’Ache via email dated 5 April 2016)

 

Daler-Rowney

All Designer’s Gouache with the exception of Neutral Grey 2, Paynes Grey, Lamp Black, Cool Grey 1, 2, and 3 and Warm Grey 1, 2, and 3.

Daler Rowney Designers Gouache Emerald

Daler Rowney Designers Gouache Red Orange

(Source: Daler-Rowney website FAQs)

 

Pebeo

Studio Gouache
Mat Pub (qualities of gouache and acrylic)
Tactilcolor (finger paint)

T7 Extra Fine Gouache, excluding:
Sepia n0.106
Chartreuse n0.302
Velvet brown n0.300
Burnt Umber n0.102
Raw umber n0.103
Warm grey n0.206
Payne’s grey n0.231
Black lake n0.13

(Source: PDF from Pebeo via email March 2018)

 

Schmincke

Series 22 AKADEMIE Gouache (since May 2013)

(Source: Schmincke German website, May 2017)

 

Winsor + Newton

Designers’ Gouache range – excluding:
Ivory Black
Raw Sienna
Winsor Green
Spectrum Yellow
Intense Blue
Sky Blue
Purple Lake
Prussian Blue
Linden Green
Ivory Black
Grenadine
Flame Red
Burnt Umber
Bengal Rose
Primary Blue
Lamp Black
Spectrum Violet

Winsor & Newton Designers Gouache Yellow Ochre

(Source: Winsor & Newton. via email, dated Aug 2016)

 

Ink

 

Akua

Akua Intaglio is a soy based ink and there are no animal products included in any of those inks or any of their modifiers. However, the Akua Liquid Pigments and Extender DO contain honey.

“Thank you for a very interesting and thoughtful question.”

(Source: Akua Inks via email, dated 15 Sep 2016, posted in Vegan Art Supply Finds Facebook Group)

 

Art Supply Enterprises

Pen and Ink fountain pen ink (not waterproof as stated)

 

Clearsnap

inks etc

 

Daler-Rowney

F.W Artist’s Inks
Pearlescent Liquid Acrylic Ink

Daler Rowney FW. Acrylic Artist Ink

Daler Rowney FW. Acrylic Artist Ink and FW. Perlescent Liquid Acrylic Ink

(Source: Daler-Rowney website FAQs)

 

Ecoline

Ecoline ink jars.

(Source: Vegan Art Stuff blog, March 2017)

 

Jacquard

According to customer service, the only products that are NOT free from animal products/by-products are their waxes, their inkjet sheets, certain brushes and their silks.

(Source: Vegans Have Superpowers blog June 2013)

 

Pebeo

Colorex Ink
Artist Acrylics Liquid Ink
DecoCraft
Marbling

(Source: PDF from Pebeo via email March 2018)

 

Ranger Ink

Adirondack Alcohol Inks and Perfect Pearls Pigment Powders

(Note that their website shows they carry a product called Melt Art™ BeesWax made with “All-natural beeswax pellets” which would not be considered vegan.)

(Source: Ranger, via email)

Ranger-alcoholic-inks

 

Schmincke

Series 28 AERO COLOR Professional (ink)

(Source: Schmincke German website, May 2017)

 

Winsor + Newton

Calligraphy Inks range (Drawing Inks are not vegan)

(Source: Winsor & Newton. via email, dated Aug 2016)

 

Kids Art Supplies

 

Colors of Nature

All products are certified vegan and cruelty free. Composed of all natural, plant-based ingredients and naturally-occurring mineral pigments. Solvent free and petroleum free. Ships internationally from Canada.

(Source: Colors of Nature website)

 

Melissa + Doug

(Source: I Eat Trees Blog)

 

Okonorm Natural Pavement Chalk

Labelled vegan on Conscious Craft

 

Pebeo

Pop Art Acrylic for school
Primacolor (gouache)
Prima Magic (gouache)
Tactilcolor (finger paint)
Tactilcolor textile (finger paint)
Brillo (glossy poster paint)
Glitter paint and gel
Acrylcolor
Auxiliaries
Skrib Gouache
Skrib Acrylique
Arti’Stick (peelable/repositionable window paint)
Sidewalk chalk clay (mouldable chalk)
Palettes, brush cleaners, aprons and foam accessories
Drawing
Tempera in tubes
Modelling Gedeo
Solugouache
Solucolor
Water-based Vitrail
Arty’s

(Source: PDF from Pebeo via email March 2018)

Tesco Go Create

“Thanks for your patience whilst I look into this. My Business Support Team have confirmed none of the ingredients in these items were tested on animals. I hope this information helps.”

(Source: John, Tesco Direct, via email, dated December 2017)

Play Doh

“I can assure you that Play-Doh does not, and has never contained any animal by-products. This includes the dyes that are used in Play-Doh.”

(Source: Veronica, Play Doh, via email, dated 8 April 2016)

 

Vegan Faces

Vegan facepaints

 

Wee can too

Organic crayons and finger paints, plant based made with organic ingredients, wheat free, dairy free. Made with soy waxes

 

Model Paint

 

Acrylicos Vallejo

Model Paints are free from animal by-products.

They have a couple items in their Fine Arts and Acrylic Artists Colour ranges that DO use shellac and bone char.

Valajeo has consulted with their major chemical suppliers and with only a few very rare exceptions, all the REACH tests on the ingredients they buy are done on dead tissue only.

(Source: Alex Vallejo from Acrylicos Vallejo via Dan’s War Games blog)

 

Coat d’Arms

All their ingredients are synthetic.

Apparently they’d been asked several times before. It is nice to know that I’m not the only one who cares!

(Source: Mike, Coat D’arms via Dan’s War Games blog)

 

Formula P3

(Source: PrivateerPress via Dan’s War Games blog)

 

MSP Paints

Amy, who makes the MSP paints for Reaper Mini, said that she has never seen any animal-derived products in their bases or pigments. She also confirmed that, for Reaper’s models, the companies they work with use plastic resins, minerals, and inorganic chemicals only.

(Source: Amy, who makes the MSP paints for Reaper Mini, via Dan’s War Games blog)

 

Oil Paint

 

Boldmere

(The Works Range)

“We stock ethical and vegan products. However, due to the nature of our products and the fact we do not manufacture ourselves it is impossible to guarantee this as we stock over 35,000 lines of stock. “

(Source: The Works, via email Feb 2018)

 

Colors of Nature

All products are certified vegan and cruelty free. Composed of all natural, plant-based ingredients and naturally-occurring mineral pigments. Solvent free and petroleum free. Ships internationally from Canada.

(Source: Colors of Nature website)

 

Daler-Rowney

Artist Oil Range (excluding: Ivory and Blue Black)
Georgian Oils (excluding: Ivory Black, Prussian green, Coeruleum Hue)

Daler Rowney Georgian Oil Paint

(Source: Daler-Rowney website FAQs)

 

Daveliou Paints

Listed as vegan on Amazon.

 

Natural Earth Paint

The Earth Oil Paint Kit

(Source: Vegan list on Natural Earth Paint website)

 

Pebeo

Fine Studio XL Oil, excluding Van Dyck Brown no.30, Raw Umber No.29

Huile d’Art Super Fine Oil, excluding Van Dyck brown n0.160, Sepia no.162, Ivory black n0.126

Oil Auxiliaries

(Source: PDF from Pebeo via email March 2018)

 

Schmincke

Series 31 College Oil
Series 41 AKADEMIE Oil Color

(Source: Schmincke German website, May 2017)

 

Wilko

Oil Paint 12 x 12ml

(Source: Wilko, via email, dated Aug 2016)

wilko-paint

 

Winsor + Newton

Artists’ Oil Colour range – excluding Blue Black, Carmine (genuine, discontinued), Ivory Black.

Artists’ Oilbar range – excluding Ivory Black, Payne’s Gray

Winton Oil Colour range – excluding Ivory Black, Raw Umber

Griffin Alkyd Fast Drying Oil Colour range – excluding Ivory Black

Artisan Water Mixable Oil Colour range – excluding Ivory Black

(Source: Winsor & Newton. via email, dated Aug 2016)

 

Paper + Canvas

 

Bockingford

Watercolour Paper

(Source: Jackson’s Art Blog, March 2017)

 

Boldmere

(The Works Range)

“We stock ethical and vegan products. However, due to the nature of our products and the fact we do not manufacture ourselves it is impossible to guarantee this as we stock over 35,000 lines of stock. “

(Source: The Works, via email Feb 2018)

 

Canson

Moulin du Roy Watercolour Paper – Sized with starch, not gelatin. Naturally white, acid free and made entirely without bleaching agents.

XL Series – All paper including watercolour.

(Source: Canson, via email, early 2017)

 

Colors of Nature

All Colors of Nature products are certified vegan and cruelty free. 

“Our Eco-Paper products are made from tree-free, sustainable plant sources and are 100% vegan and cruelty-free.”

Ships internationally from Canada.

(Source: Colors of Nature website)

 

Crawford + Black

(The Works Range)

“We stock ethical and vegan products. However, due to the nature of our products and the fact we do not manufacture ourselves it is impossible to guarantee this as we stock over 35,000 lines of stock. “

(Source: The Works, via email Feb 2018)

 

Daler-Rowney

All surfaces and equipment

(excluding: Saunders Waterford Paper, Canvas Panels)

Daler Rowney Artist Paper

(Source: Daler-Rowney website FAQs)

Amendment: 

“I can happily confirm that both of our canvas ranges are suitable for vegans, neither contain any animal by products. The wood is connected by a joinery process, so there is no glue involved, our canvas contains a mix of cotton and synthetic fibres (Premium is 100% cotton) and the Primer is a water based acrylic.” email, 13 Mar 2016

 

Fabriano

All paper products, excluding Roma, Esportazione and Secolo XIII

(Source: Vegan Art Stuff blog, March 2017)

 

Hahnemuhle

All Hahnemühle FineArt paper products, technical papers and canvases are vegan friendly, excluding Photo Silk Baryta and PastellFix.

(Source: Vegan Art Stuff blog, March 2017)

 

Natural Earth Paint

Certified Organic Raw Cotton Canvas

(Source: Vegan list on Natural Earth Paint website)

 

Pebeo

(Source: PDF from Pebeo via email March 2018)

 

Rhodia

“Our paper is described as vellum but its not made of actual calfskin, modern day vellum rarely uses calfskin. Our paper is made from sustainable forest wood and wood by products. You are perfectly safe to use our paper.”

(Source: Sunny Huang, Rhodia, via email)

 

Strathmore

Plant-based and synthetic sizing for all papers, excluding the 500 Series Gemini Watercolour Paper.

 

Wilko

Wilko Canvas 3pk Asst
Wilko Canvas Oblong 3pk

(Source: Wilko, via email, dated Aug 2016)

wilko-paint

 

Winsor + Newton

Water colour papers – excluding Artists’ Water Colour Paper, Saunder’s Waterford Paper, Cotman Water Colour Paper

(Source: Winsor & Newton. via email, dated Aug 2016)

Winsor & Newton Cotton Canvases

Winsor and Newton canvases, sized with an acrylic size before 2 coats of acrylic gesso. (13 Mar 2017)

 

Pastels

 

Boldmere

(The Works Range)

“We stock ethical and vegan products. However, due to the nature of our products and the fact we do not manufacture ourselves it is impossible to guarantee this as we stock over 35,000 lines of stock. “

(Source: The Works, via email Feb 2018)

 

Caran d’Ache

Neopastel oil pastels
Neocolor II water-soluble wax pastels

(Source: Caran d’Ache via email dated 5 April 2016)

 

Colorfin

Soft pastels.

(Source: Vegan Art Stuff blog, March 2017)

 

Colors of Nature

All products are certified vegan and cruelty free. Composed of all natural, plant-based ingredients and naturally-occurring mineral pigments. Solvent free and petroleum free. Ships internationally from Canada.

(Source: Colors of Nature website)

 

Derwent

All Pastel pencils and Pastel blocks

(Source: Art Discount Aug 16)

 

Pebeo

(Source: PDF from Pebeo via email March 2018)

 

Reeves

Soft pastels

Reeves Soft Pastels

(Source: Priya Mistry‎ posted to Suitable for Vegans (UK), 22 Dec 2014)

 

Schmincke

Series 17 Pastels, excluding 099 D Black

(Source: Schmincke German website, May 2017)

 

Winsor + Newton

Artists’ Soft Pastels

(Source: Winsor & Newton. via email, dated Aug 2016)

 

Pencils + Crayons

 

Boldmere

(The Works Range)

“We stock ethical and vegan products. However, due to the nature of our products and the fact we do not manufacture ourselves it is impossible to guarantee this as we stock over 35,000 lines of stock. “

(Source: The Works, via email Feb 2018)

 

Caran d’Ache

Luminance 6901
Museum Aquarelle
Supracolor Soft
Prismalo water-soluble pencils
Swisscolor / Fancolor Soluble water-soluble colour pencils

(Source: Caran d’Ache via email dated 5 April 2016)

 

Colors of Nature

All products are certified vegan and cruelty free. Composed of all natural, plant-based ingredients and naturally-occurring mineral pigments. Solvent free and petroleum free. Ships internationally from Canada.

(Source: Colors of Nature website)

 

Crawford + Black

(The Works Range)

“We stock ethical and vegan products. However, due to the nature of our products and the fact we do not manufacture ourselves it is impossible to guarantee this as we stock over 35,000 lines of stock. “

(Source: The Works, via email Feb 2018)

 

Derwent

All Coloursoft pencils
All Inktense pencils
All Graphitint pencils
All Art Bars
All Aquatone pencils
All Metallics pencils
All Graphitone pencils
All Pastel pencils and Pastel blocks
All Charcoal Pencils and XL Charcoal Blocks

(Source: Art Discount Aug 2016)

Graphic pencils in the following grades only B, HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H, 7H, 8H, 9H. 

(Source: via email, Feb 2018)

Derwent Coloursoft Soft Colour Pencils

Derwent Graphitint Tinted Graphite Pencils

Derwent Inktense Ink Pencils

Derwent Metallic Pencils

 

Faber-Castell

All pencils, pens and erasers use inorganic and synthetic materials and materials of plant origin. Faber-Castell have not initiated any animal testing on products or materials for 22 years, and do not use casein glue in packaging.

Exceptions include beeswax crayons, feathers, seashells and some leather products.

Faber-Castell Graphite Sketch Set 

(Source: Faber-Castell website, August 2017)

 

Lyra

Lyra Groove Triple 1 (3-in-1-crayon)
Lyra Aqua Colour (Artist watercolour and chalk)
Lyra Polycrayons soft (dry pastels)

 

WHSmith

They ask for individual products one at a time!

25497311 WHS 36 COL PNCLS
23497313 WHS 24 COL PENCILS
22497314 WHS 12 COL PENCILS
31199926 WHS 18 DBLE COL PCLS
36727032 WHS 30 ART CLR PNCLS
34477731 WHS 24 COL PNCLS BASIC
32578881 WHS 50 COL PENCILS
36727001 WHS 15 ART CLR PNCLS
37712242 WHS 24 PNCILS TUBE
34790977 STUDIO 24 COL PNCLS
36736027 WHS 15 ART WCLR PNCLS
37712235 WHS 12 SHRT PNCL
34477519 WHS 100 COL PNCLS
34477755 WHS 12 SKTCH PNCLS BASIC

34791028 STUDIO 24 WCOL PNCLS
31199797 WHS 24 SHRT COL PCLS
34790915 STUDIO 12 SKTCH PNCLS
36749003 WHS ART SKETCH PNCLS
34790946 STUDIO 12 COL PNCILS
32578898 WHS 12 GLITTER PNCLS
34477687 WHS 24 WCOL PNCILS  BASIC
24028318 WHS 36 ART COL PNCLS
23028319 WHS 24 ART COL PNCLS
24597319 WHS 12 SKTCH PNCLS

97932 WHS CHUNKY CRAYONS
37707798 WHS 12 TWSTL CRYNS
31199636 WHS 85 CRAYON TUB

(Source: Charlotte McCormack, WH Smith, via email Aug 2016)

 

Wilko

Wilko Chubby Wax Crayons
100 Wilko Wax Crayons
Wilko Colouring Pencils x 50

(Source: Wilko, via email, dated Aug 2016)

wilko-paint

 

Pens

 

Boldmere

(The Works Range)

“We stock ethical and vegan products. However, due to the nature of our products and the fact we do not manufacture ourselves it is impossible to guarantee this as we stock over 35,000 lines of stock. “

(Source: The Works, via email Feb 2018)

 

Caran d’Ache

Fiber Pen
Kreul Pic Tixx Pens, excluding Pic Tixx Candle Pens

(Source: Caran d’Ache via email dated 5 April 2016)

 

Crawford + Black

(The Works Range)

“We stock ethical and vegan products. However, due to the nature of our products and the fact we do not manufacture ourselves it is impossible to guarantee this as we stock over 35,000 lines of stock. “

(Source: The Works, via email Feb 2018)

 

Delta Marker

Alcohol markers

(Source: Vegan Art Stuff blog, March 2017)

 

Ecoline

Ecoline Brush Pen

(Source: Vegan Art Stuff blog, March 2017)

 

Edding

Marker and highlighter pens.

(Source: Edding via email, August 2017)

 

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Faber-Castell

All pencils, pens and erasers use inorganic and synthetic materials and materials of plant origin. Faber-Castell have not initiated any animal testing on products or materials for 22 years, and do not use casein glue in packaging.

Exceptions include beeswax crayons, feathers, seashells and some leather products.

Faber-Castell Pens

Faber-Castell Pitt artist pens - sepia, black, shades of grey

(Source: Faber-Castell website, August 2017)

 

Lyra

Lyra Hi-Quality Art Pen
Lyra Aqua Brush Duo (fiber pen with brush tip)

 

Mercurius Rainbow Chalk

Chalk pens.

Labeled vegan on Conscious Craft 

 

MozArt

Dual brush pens & pens

(Source: MozArt Supplies Team, via email)

 

Mitsubishi Pencil Company

Uni-Ball, Posca Pens etc

Uni-ball Pens

(Source: Mitsubishi Pencil Company, via email 25 Jul 2016)

 

Newell Rubbermaid

Parker Pens, Prismacolour

(Source: Alessandro, Parker UK, via email, June 2016)

Prismacolor

 

Pebeo

DecoMarker
4Artist Marker

Pebeo Artist Markers Metalic Set and Basic Set

 

(Source: PDF from Pebeo via email March 2018)

 

Stabilo

“Thank you for taking the time in contacting STABILO. We try to avoid ingredients from animal sources as much as possible. Our ingredients are from plants, synthetic or from minerals. However, sometimes our suppliers cannot completely rule out that a precursor is from animal sources. In technical chemicals it can be possible that the supplier does not know the origins of some of his supplies with enough precision.”

 

Tombow Pens

All writing instruments, excluding pencils and coloured pencils.

(Source: Kerstin Parker, Tombow Pen & Pencil, via email)

 

Zebra Pens

All pens, apart from marker pens are vegan. The marker pens have wool in the tip.

Zebra-vegan-apart-from-wool-in-marker-pentip-7-oct

(Source: Zebra Pens, via email received by Sarah Kate, dated 7 Oct 2016)

 

Pigments

 

Colors of Nature

All products are certified vegan and cruelty free. Composed of all natural, plant-based ingredients and naturally-occurring mineral pigments. Solvent free and petroleum free. Ships internationally from Canada.

(Source: Colors of Nature website)

 

Jacquard

According to customer service, the only products that are NOT free from animal products/by-products are their waxes, their inkjet sheets, certain brushes and their silks.

(Source: Vegans Have Superpowers blog June 2013)

 

Natural Earth Paint

Bulk Earth Pigments
Individual Packets, Natural Pigments

(Source: Vegan list on Natural Earth Paint website)

 

Ranger Ink

Perfect Pearls Pigment Powders

(Source: Ranger, via email)

Ranger-alcoholic-inks

 

Schmincke

Series 18 Pigments, excluding 723 Ivory Black

(Source: Schmincke German website, May 2017)

 

Winsor + Newton

Artists’ Pigment (Dry Ground) range – excluding Ivory Black, Carmine

(Source: Winsor & Newton. via email, dated Aug 2016) 

 

Poster Paint

 

Pebeo

Brillo (glossy poster paint)

(Source: PDF from Pebeo via email March 2018)

 

Van Aken

Jazz paints

(Source: Van Aken, via email)

 

Winsor + Newton

Poster Paint

(Source: Winsor & Newton. via email, dated Aug 2016)

 

Resin

 

Art Supply Enterprises

Pen and Ink fountain pen ink (not waterproof as stated)

 

Elichem Resin

resin-updated1 resin-updated2

 

Envirotex

Jewelley resin.

(Source: www.eti-usa.com via email)

 

 

Tape

 

Duck Tape

“The adhesive on Duck Tape is made from rubber and the tape is fabric. I can confirm that this tape is not tested on animals.”

Duck Tape

(Source: Lee Howes, Group Category Manager, Shurtape UK, via email, dated 16 May 2017)

 

Gorilla Tape

Gorilla Clear Repair Tape, Handy Roll and Heavy Duty Mounting Tape

Gorilla Tape

(Source: Gorilla Glue via email 21 Mar 2016)

 

Sellotape

(Source: Sellotape, via email, dated Feb 2015)

 

WHSmith

They ask for individual products one at a time!

Adhesive tape

(Source: WHSmith, via email Feb 2016)

 

Varnishes + Fixatives

 

C.Kreul

Hobby Line Acrylic Gloss, Satin and Matt Varnish
Hobby Line Art Potch – varnish and glue
Solo Goya Glossy Varnish (Picture Varnish; Gemäldefirnis)
Solo Goya Matt Varnish (Picture Varnish; Gemäldefirnis)
Solo Goya Fixativ – protective film for drawings and paintings

(Source: Vegan Art Stuff blog, April 2017)

 

Jacquard

According to customer service, the only products that are NOT free from animal products/by-products are their waxes, their inkjet sheets, certain brushes and their silks.

(Source: Vegans Have Superpowers blog June 2013)

 

Watercolour Paint

 

Boldmere

(The Works Range)

“We stock ethical and vegan products. However, due to the nature of our products and the fact we do not manufacture ourselves it is impossible to guarantee this as we stock over 35,000 lines of stock. “

(Source: The Works, via email Feb 2018)

 

Coliro Pearl Colors

(Formally Finetec Peal Colours)

Metallic and pearlescent paints “free of animal ingredients”

(Source: Coliro website)

 

Colors of Nature

All products are certified vegan and cruelty free. Composed of all natural, plant-based ingredients and naturally-occurring mineral pigments. Solvent free and petroleum free. Ships internationally from Canada.

(Source: Colors of Nature website)

 

Crawford + Black

(The Works Range)

“We stock ethical and vegan products. However, due to the nature of our products and the fact we do not manufacture ourselves it is impossible to guarantee this as we stock over 35,000 lines of stock. “

(Source: The Works, via email Feb 2018)

 

Daveliou Paints

Listed as vegan on Amazon.

 

Gansai Tambi

(Source: Jackson’s Art Blog, March 2017)

 

QoR Colors

“Most QoR products do not contain animal products. However, Ivory Black contains PBk9, a pigment made from carbonized cattle bones.”

Ox-Gall is a wetting agent that improves the flow of watercolour paint, which usually comes from the gallbladder of cattle. Golden QOR Watercolour Synthetic Ox-Gall does not contain animal ingredients and would make an alternative when using watercolour paint.

(Source: QoR website)

 

Holbein

Their watercolour paints are are manufactured without the use of ox-gall, animal by-products or other dispersing agents. All the colours within the range (except Ivory Black PBk9 which is made from charred animal bones) are animal friendly.

 

Lukas 1862

(Source: Jackson’s Art Blog, March 2017)

 

Pebeo

Fine Watercolours

(Source: PDF from Pebeo via email March 2018)

 

Schmincke

Series 16 AKADEMIE Aquarell Watercolor

(Source: Schmincke German website, May 2017)

 

WHSmith

They ask for individual products one at a time!

32 watercolour cake set
8 watercolor paint

(Source: Charlotte McCormack, WH Smith, via email Aug 2016)

 

Wilko

Watercolour Pencils In Tin Case

(Source: Wilko, via email, dated Aug 2016)

wilko-paint

 

Winsor + Newton

Cotman Water Colour range – excluding Viridian Hue, Raw Umber, Ivory Black

Water Colour Mediums range – excluding Ox Gall, Lifting Preparation

Winsor & Newton Cotman Water Colour Paint

(Source: Winsor & Newton. via email, dated Aug 2016)

 

Wood Treatments

 

Ronseal Garden Paints

Outdoor wood treatment products

(Source: Facebook, May 2018)

Naturehome

Plant-based wood laquer, organic wood varnish and wood paint

(Source: Naturehome website, August 2017)

 

Uulki Natural Woodcare

Listed as vegan on Amazon, July 2017

 

Varathane

Clear polyurethane

(Source: Product Support, Rustoleum, via email)

 

Miscellaneous

 

3M

Scotchgard

(Source: 3M)

 

C.Kreul

Hobby Line Foto Transfer Potch

 

Colors of Nature

Encaustic pucks (for hot wax painting)

All Colors of Nature products are certified vegan and cruelty free.  Made from plant waxes only, and are free from beeswax and petroleum-based waxes. Ships internationally from Canada.

(Source: Colors of Nature website)

 

Daler-Rowney

Rowney Block Printing Colours (water based and oil based)

(Source: Daler-Rowney website FAQs)

 

Easy Mold Silicone Putty

State they do not test their products on animals and none of their products contain animal by-products.

 

Epson

Photo papers and inks

(Source: Epson, via email May 2017)

 

Fablon

Sticky back plastic

(Source: via email July 2017)

Fablon Sticky Back Plastic

 

Fire Mountain Gems

Glass pearls:

I was unable to contact Swarovski directly about their Crystal Pearls so I asked one of my favourite on-line jewellery-supply companies if they knew. An eService Contact Centre representative for Fire Mountain confirmed with Swarovski that the coating on their glass pearls is not made with any kind of animal by-products.

(Source: eService Contact Centre, Fire Mountain)

 

Gelli Arts

Gell Printing Plates

No gelatin in a Gelli Plate or any other animal products.

 

Gemology Online

Website consulted regarding synthetic and treated gemstones.

 

Hobbycraft

Require that you ask for individual products one at a time!

Felt sheets are made of acrylic and are wool free
Soya Wax Flakes

Hobbycraft Soya Wax

 

Lisa Pavelka

“to the best of my knowledge”

(Source: Lisa Pavelka via email)

 

Pebeo

Candles
Modelling, moulding and casting materials Gedeo
Gedeo gilding
Hand soaps and soaps for artist equipment 

(Source: PDF from Pebeo via email March 2018)

 

 

Schmincke

Series 19 aqua-Linoprint, excluding 735 Ivory Black

(Source: Schmincke German website, May 2017)

 

Winsor + Newton

Artguard Barrier Cream for hands

(Source: Winsor & Newton. via email, dated Aug 2016)

 

A NOTE REGARDING ACMIART

Some manufacturer websites indicate their products have a certification seal from The Art and Creative Materials Institute (ACMI). You can also find these seals on the products themselves.

“ACMI-certified product seals (AP Non-Toxic and CL Cautionary Labelling) indicate that these products have been evaluated by a qualified toxicologist and are labelled in accordance with federal and state laws. Each product in the program undergoes extensive toxicological testing that covers both acute and chronic toxicity concerns before it is granted the right to bear the ACMI certification seal.”

There are many alternatives to animal-testing. However, a representative from ACMI noted via email that “there may be instances where there aren’t other reliable test methods available.” Keep in mind that once a product has been evaluated and certified, there is no need to keep testing. Unless laws change, or new information surfaces about health risks. What’s “cruelty-free” today, may not have been decades ago, and may not be tomorrow. Due to the nature of federal laws for public safety, and the slow adoption of alternatives to animal-testing for many decades, it may not be possible to find a chemical/pigmented product in the U.S. that was never tested on animals, either as a finished product, or during evaluation of component ingredients. I choose not to hold today’s companies accountable for those possible past sins if they express a position against animal testing today.

www.acminet.org (contacted re: toxicological testing and the ACMI certification process for art and craft supplies) 

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