Vegan Art and Craft Supplies

by Sandra
Last updated: 06/12/17

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

COMMON ANIMAL DERIVATIVES IN ARTS + CRAFT SUPPLIES

  • Natural Hair from hogs, squirrels, camels, goats and ponies are often used in paint brushes.
  • Shellac 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 a watercolour medium based on the animal protein from gall bladders of cattle, and improves paint flow.
  • Tempera paints use an 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 with 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 in an adhesive binder made from the proteins in cow’s milk, and is commonly found in pencils.
  • Honey for many uses as a preservative, to increase colour vibrancy and smoothness.
  • Beeswax is also often used in pencils and crayons for smoothness.

(Sources: Art Discount and Jackson Art)

VEGAN ART + CRAFT SUPPLIES SAFE 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.

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)

3M

Scotchgard

(Source: 3M)

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)

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)

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)

AMSTERDAM

Acrylic Standard Series

(Source: www.RoyalTalens.com via email)

ART SUPPLY ENTERPRISES

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

ARTRESIN

“You are free and safe to go ahead and use Artresin.”

(Source: Matt Statham, Artresin via email, dated 3 Dec 2016)

BOCKINGFORD WATERCOLOUR PAPER

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

BOLDMERE (THE WORKS RANGE)

(Source: The Works, via email, May 2017)

CANSON MOULIN DU ROY WATERCOLOUR PAPER

Sized with starch, not gelatin. Naturally white, acid free and made entirely without bleaching agents.

CANSON XL SERIES

All paper including watercolour.

(Source: Canson, via email, early 2017)

CARAN D’ACHE

Luminance 6901
Museum Aquarelle
Supracolour Soft
Neopastel
Neocolor II
Acrylic
Gouache
Fiber Pen
Prismalo
Swisscolor / Fancolor Soluble

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

C.KREUL

Javana fabric paints
Javana Textil Potch
Javana texi mäx glitter, opak and sunny
Javana Phantom Pen
Javana Laundry Marker
Kreul Textil Liner
Hobby Line Acrylic Gloss, Satin and Matt Varnish
Hobby Line Art Potch (Varnish & Glue)
Hobby Line Foto Transfer Potch
Hobby Line Gemstone Glue
Solo Goya Glossy Varnish (Picture Varnish; Gemäldefirnis)
Solo Goya Matt Varnish (Picture Varnish; Gemäldefirnis)
Solo Goya Fixativ
Solo Goya Acrylic Paints
Solo Goya Art Acryl Basic
Solo Goya Triton Acrylic Paint Marker
Kreul Pic Tixx Pens, excluding Pic Tixx Candle Pens

(Source: Vegan Art Stuff blog, April 2017)

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 as below)

COLORFIN

Soft pastels.

(Source: Vegan Art Stuff blog, March 2017)

COLORS OF NATURE

Watercolor paints and pigments

They offer watercolor paints, artist’s pigments, and art supplies including brushes and paper. Will also be doing oil paints at a later date. Colors of Nature ships internationally from Canada.

CRAFTER’S COMPANION

(Including Spectrum Noir)

“We do not knowingly use any animal products when producing any of our items, but unfortunately we cannot 100% guarantee that they are not included and this is why we do not specify it on the packaging.”

(Source: Crafter’s Companion via email, dated Feb 2015)

CRAWFORD + BLACK

(THE WORKS RANGE)

(Source: Works Chat July 2016)

DALER-ROWNEY

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

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

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

INKS
F.W Artist’s Inks

BLOCK PRINTING
Rowney Block Printing Colours (water based and oil based)

BRUSHES
Dalon and Cryla, and series 260, 270 & 280

SURFACES and EQUIPMENT
All surfaces and equipment

(excluding: Saunders Waterford Paper, Canvas Panels and Rabbit Skin size)

Important: Daler-Rowney canvases are NOT vegan.

(Source: Daler-Rowney website FAQs)

“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

DAVELIOU PAINTS

Watercolour, acrylic and oil paint, listed as vegan on Amazon.

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)

DECOART INC

Americana line of acrylic paint.

DELTA MARKER

Alcohol markers

(Source: Vegan Art Stuff blog, March 2017)

DERWENT

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

Graphic pencils in the following grades only B, HB, F, H, H3, H4, H5, H6, H7, H8, and H9

(Source: Art Discount Aug 16)

DIAMOND GLAZE

A clear adhesive used for many media.

(Source: Diamond Glaze customer service)

 

Docrafts’ Artiste Acrylic Paint

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)

 

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.”

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

E6000 GLUE

Made strictly with chemicals.

EASY MOLD SILICON PUTTY

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

ECOLINE

Ecoline Brush Pen and Ecoline ink jars are vegan.

(Source: Vegan Art Stuff blog, March 2017)

EDDING

Marker and highlighter pens.

(Source: Edding via email, August 2017)

ELICHEM RESIN

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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)

ENVIROTEX JEWELRY RESIN

(Source: www.eti-usa.com via email)

EPSON PHOTO PAPERS + INKS

(Source: Epson, via email May 2017)

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.

(Source: Faber-Castell website, August 2017)

FABLON

Sticky back plastic

(Source: via email July 2017)

FABRIANO

All paper products, excluding Roma, Esportazione and Secolo XIII

(Source: Vegan Art Stuff blog, March 2017)

FINETEC Pearl Colors

“free of animal ingredients”

(Source: Finetec website)

FIRE MOUNTAIN GEMS – SWAROVSKI + OTHER 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)

FORMULA P3

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

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.

GANSAI TAMBI WATERCOLOURS

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

GELLI PLATES

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

GEMOLOGY ONLINE

Website consulted regarding synthetic and treated gemstones.

GOLDEN PAINTS

Golden Paints website lists products that DO contain animal products.

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.

They also do vegan gesso.

GORILLA GLUE

(Source: Gorilla Glue via email 21 Mar 2016)

GRUMBACHER

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

G S HYPO

Jewellery cement

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

HOBBYCRAFT

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

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

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.

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.

JACQUARD

Paints, inks and powders.

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)

KATO POLYCLAY

(Source: Kato Polyclay, via email April 2017)

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)

IGLU (GLUE)

Listed as vegan on Amazon.

LAKELAND PAINTS

(Source: Lakeland Paints)

LASCAUX

All products, excluding acrylic colour Resonance Black

(Source: Vegan Art Stuff blog, March 2017)

LETRASET

letraset

LEYLANDS FOR HOME DECORATING

All confirmed as vegan friendly.

LISA PAVELKA

“to the best of my knowledge”

(Source: Lisa Pavelka via email)

LIQUITEX

Except Ivory black (bone char)

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

LUKAS 1862 WATERCOLOURS

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

LYRA

Lyra Groove Triple 1 (3-in-1-crayon)
Lyra Aqua Colour (Artist watercolour and chalk)
Lyra Polycrayons soft (dry pastels)
Lyra Hi-Quality Art Pen
Lyra Aqua Brush Duo (fiber pen with brush tip)

MELISSA + DOUG

(Source: I Eat Trees Blog)

MERCURIUS RAINBOW CHALK

Labeled vegan on Conscious Craft 

MITSUBISHI PENCIL COMPANY (UNI-BALL, POSCA PENS ETC)

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

uniball

MozArt

Dual brush pens & pens

(Source: MozArt Supplies Team, via email)

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)

NATURAL EARTH PAINT

(Source: Vegan list on Natural Earth Paint website)

NATUREHOME

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

(Source: Naturehome website, August 2017)

NIKWAX WATERPROOFING

(Source: Nikwax Waterproofing)

NEWELL RUBBERMAID  (Parker Pens, Prismacolour)

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

OCALDO PVA

(Source: Ocaldo, via email, July 2017)

OKONORM NATURAL PAVEMENT CHALK

Labelled vegan on Conscious Craft

PEBEO

(Source: Pebeo (North America), via email 2 Sep 2016)

PLAID

Acrylic paints, Mod Podge etc.

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)

POLYFORM

Sculpey glazes and liquid clay softener

(Source: Playform/Sculpey)

PREMIUM BEST TEST WHITE RUBBER PAPER CEMENT

(Source: Vegans have superpowers blog, June 2013)

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)

REEVES

Soft pastels

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

reeves

RICHARDSONS FOR HOME DECORATING

All confirmed as vegan friendly.

RHODIA

(Excluding leather products).

“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)

RONSEALS PAINTS FOR HOME DECORATING

All confirmed as vegan friendly.

SCHMINCKE

Series 13 PRIMAcryl, excluding 792 Ivory Black
Series 16 AKADEMIE Aquarell Watercolor
Series 17 Pastels, excluding 099 D Black
Series 18 Pigments, excluding 723 Ivory Black
Series 19 aqua-Linoprint, excluding 735 Ivory Black
Series 22 AKADEMIE Gouache (since May 2013)
Series 23 AKADEMIE Acryl color
Series 28 AERO COLOR Professional
Series 31 College Oil
Series 33 College Acrylic
Series 41 AKADEMIE Oil Color

(Source: Schmincke German website, May 2017)

SELLOTAPE

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

SENNELIER

Abstract acrylic paints.

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

SMIFFY FX FACE PAINTS

Confirmed as vegan friendly.

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.”

STAEDTLER

“For the following products we can categorically state that they do not contain any raw materials of animal origin”: Staedtler

Mechanical pencils
Erasers
Sharpeners
Compasses
Lumocolor permanent universal pens
Lumocolor permanent markers
Writing instruments
Blacklead pencils

“The raw materials used for FIMO contain a small proportion of substances of animal origin. FIMO therefore cannot be considered vegan.” 28 Mar 2017

STIX 2

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

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

STRATHMORE

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

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.”

TOMBOW PENS

All writing instruments, excluding pencils and coloured pencils.

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

TULIP FABRIC PAINTS/PENS

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

tulip

UHU

All glue products by UHU are vegan friendly.

(Source: Vegan Art Stuff blog, April 2017)

UULKI NATURAL WOODCARE

Listed as vegan on Amazon, July 2017

VAN AKEN INTERNATIONAL

Makers of Katoclay and paints.

(Source: Van Aken, via email)

VARATHANE

Clear polyurethane

(Source: Product Support, Rustoleum, via email)

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

WELDBOND’S UNIVERSAL ADHESIVE

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

WHSMITH

They ask for individual products one at a time!

Adhesive tape – (via email Feb 2016)
32578416 25pcs paint brush set
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

34477588 12 BRUSHES – MIXED
31882002 WHS CHUBBY BRUSH SET PK6 FE
31917117 32 watercolour cake set
37438432 8 watercolor paint
97932 WHS CHUNKY CRAYONS
37707798 WHS 12 TWSTL CRYNS
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
31199636 WHS 85 CRAYON TUB
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

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

WILKINSONS (WILKOS)

0300151 Wilko Canvas 3pk Asst
0279077 Wilko Canvas Oblong 3pk 20cmx38c
0252266 Wilko Chubby Wax Crayons
0433045 100 Wilko Wax Crayons
0300142 Wilko Acrylic Paint Asst 12pk
0415371 Watercolour Pencils In Tin Case
0415369 Oil Paint 12 x 12ml
0414904 Wilko Colouring Pencils x50
0300142 Wilko Acrylic Paint Asst 12pk
0415369 Oil Paint 12 x 12ml

Wilko Decorating Paints Vegan too (manufactures – PPG)
0339087 NOT VEGAN Wilko Art Brushes Multipack 25pk. Contain pig and horse hair.

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

wilko paint

WINSOR + NEWTON

This list relates to current materials. Check labels for pigmentation for older product as formulations may have changed.

Calligraphy Inks range (Drawing Inks are not vegan)
Poster Paint
Artists’ Soft Pastels
Artguard
Bockingford Water Colour Paper

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

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

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

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

Griffin Alkyd Fast Drying Oil Colour range – excluding Ivory Black

Artisan Water Mixable Oil Colour range – excluding Ivory Black

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

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

Water Colour Mediums range – excluding Ox Gall, Lifting Preparation

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.

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

ZEBRA PENS

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

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(Source: Zebra Pens, via email received by Sarah Kate, dated 7 Oct 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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  • Cee Jay says:

    Hello

    This is a fantastic list – thank you for all of your work.

    I have quite a few sets of BEROL craft pens and I noticed they aren’t in your list. Does this mean they are not vegan?

    Also, it would be great if this list could be done in PDF so it can be saved and printed off. Any future plans for this?

    Thanks again.

    Cee Jay

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