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From The Tree To The Pencil (Win!)

April 18, 2022

As we approach Earth Day on April 22, we at Vita Daily are working hard to bring you the stories of brands that are truly doing their part to protect and preserve our planet.

When it comes to helping people around the world make beautiful arts and crafts, Faber-Castell has, literally, centuries of experience. Operating for more than 260 years (you read that right!), the company offers art supplies ranging from coloured pencils to craft kits; in fact, we bet you’ve got a Faber-Castell product or two among your art supplies at home, school or work. But did you know the company is also a leader in sustainability and social responsibility?

Here’s how: the brand sustainably manages 10,000 acres of its own pine forests in Brazil—a practice that’s unique to its industry. These forests provide the raw material for Faber-Castell’s pencils, though a third of the forests remain completely untouched and provide habitats for around 660 indigenous animal and plant species, like the white-eared puffbird. Bonus: Faber-Castell’s forests absorb a huge amount of carbon dioxide, converting it into biomass and neutralizing the emissions of its production facilities.

As well, Faber-Castell leads as a socially responsible company, with 8,000 employees who, no matter where they work within 120 countries around the world, are treated the same as they would be in Europe; this is part of a truly cutting-edge Social Charter that was ratified in 2000. And we haven’t yet mentioned the brand’s many eco-friendly refillable products, recycled and recyclable packaging and PVC-free erasers!—so many green (and red, orange, yellow, blue and purple) reasons to create with Faber-Castell! Shop the brand’s new Canadian online store at fabercastellshopcanada.ca. —Vita Daily

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Show Off Your Sustainably Artistic Side This Earth Day! Win A Prize From Leading Eco-Friendly Art Supply Brand Faber-Castell!

Congrats Becky L. of Marne NB, who will receive a Faber-Castell Goldfaber Aqua Tin of 48! Made in Germany, this set of 48 sustainably certified watercolour pencils is made of highest quality pigments with vibrant colours. Fully water soluble for beautiful colour effect. Delivered in a metal tin, perfect for storage on your desk. Valued at $70. Please note: if you are the winner, you will receive a DM (direct message) in Instagram directly from @vitadaily.ca. Please be wary of fake accounts, which often use similar handles with an extra or missing letter, number or symbol. We will never ask for a payment or for your credit card number, and we will never ask you to click through a link. If you are unsure whether you have been contacted, via Instagram, by us or a fake account, email us before responding.

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    April 19th, 2022 at 9:16 am

    Blue! 💙🇨🇦
    @aliceltranty on IG

  2. Janet M

    April 19th, 2022 at 9:23 am

    I love a cobalt blue. @asherares

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    April 19th, 2022 at 9:30 am

    Definitely Manganese Violet.

    @nknadam

  5. Bridget

    April 19th, 2022 at 9:31 am

    I❤️ orange!
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  6. CLC

    April 19th, 2022 at 9:53 am

    Love all greens.

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  7. Mary

    April 19th, 2022 at 10:18 am

    Red
    @marylovestoronto

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    April 19th, 2022 at 10:40 am

    Wow thank
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  9. Marlene Unruh

    April 19th, 2022 at 10:55 am

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  10. M Liz Beisel

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    My favourite is green!

  11. Nova

    April 19th, 2022 at 11:24 am

    Love all purples! – @superblue.nova

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    April 19th, 2022 at 11:32 am

    Lavender!! 🥰

    @chloeanna2003

  13. Laura D

    April 19th, 2022 at 11:45 am

    Red for me.

  14. Monique L.S.

    April 19th, 2022 at 11:51 am

    Aqua
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  15. Sally

    April 19th, 2022 at 12:24 pm

    Love periwinkle right now.

  16. Kerry

    April 19th, 2022 at 1:05 pm

    Blue!!! @LadyLyder in Cambridge, ON

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    April 19th, 2022 at 1:23 pm

    I love blue , followed both account on Instagram as @mllil604

  18. Rachel C.

    April 19th, 2022 at 3:18 pm

    Pistacho/mint green! So calming.

    @seafoodmwg

  19. Rosalie Reeves

    April 19th, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    Love Violet Maganese!

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    April 19th, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    red is my fav. @liangliangcanada

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    April 19th, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    J’adore tous les bleus

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    April 19th, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    Terracotta

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    April 19th, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    yellow

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    April 19th, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    blue is my colour

  25. Lynn M

    April 20th, 2022 at 5:48 am

    Just one colour? Okay purple (or blue, or green…basically any jewel tone).
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    April 20th, 2022 at 6:34 am

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    @roseaz

  28. Danny M

    April 20th, 2022 at 9:31 am

    Blue is my favourite! @maibdan

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    April 20th, 2022 at 11:39 am

    pink! @fallabarie

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    April 20th, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    Favourite colour is scarlet red. @SThompson788

  31. AD

    April 20th, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    How does one pick a favourite colour?! I suppose I love red; vibrant, bold, in your face bright red. I commented as @rogue_femme on IG. Thank you!

  32. Amber olak

    April 21st, 2022 at 8:08 am

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    April 21st, 2022 at 10:05 am

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    April 22nd, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    I love pink! (@dremccrea)

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    April 22nd, 2022 at 4:21 pm

    Graphite grey is my fave! @iamjohnleung

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    April 22nd, 2022 at 4:21 pm

    Graphite grey is my fave!
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    April 23rd, 2022 at 1:40 am

    Forever RED @visashandley ❤

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    April 23rd, 2022 at 5:21 am

    My favourite colour is purple!!!💜💜💜
    slsmith_

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    April 23rd, 2022 at 12:16 pm

    My favourite colour is navy blue! (@jenelleefraser)

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    April 24th, 2022 at 8:25 am

    My favourite colour is pink. @409cope

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    April 26th, 2022 at 7:33 am

    #130 Salmon is amongst my favourite followed closely by May Green. The entire range is so beautiful it’s hard to choose just one.

  42. Sandra J Lebeau

    April 26th, 2022 at 11:08 am

    Teal

  43. Sandra J Lebeau @lebeau5450

    April 26th, 2022 at 11:22 am

    Teal

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