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
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.