Colour pencils are ideal tools for children in learning different artistic techniques, such as outlining, hatching, shading etc. The intensity of the colour depends on the pressure applied while drawing. The lines of colour pencils are difficult to erase. As children often take colour pencils into their mouth, it is very important that the products do not contain harmful ingredients. Varnishing may contain heavy metals, solvents and plasticisers that could be swallowed. Therefore ökoNorm use only unvarnished wood in their pencils. Natural wood has a pleasant smell and possess antiseptic properties.
The lead contains colour pigments. heavy metal concentration far below DIN EN 71-3, grease, wax, cellulose derivatives as binding medium and mineral fillers like talcum or kaolin. Wood sheathing: Californian cedar, not varnished.
They are also vegan, gluten-free, nut free and lactose free.
ökoNORM is a unique producer of ecologically friendly nawaro products. The abbreviation nawaro comes from German “Nachwachsende Rohstoffe“ that means “renewable raw materials”. Nawaro products are made from sustainable resources, environmentally friendly and absolutely non-toxic. They pay a close attention to thorough control over the quality and environmental impact of their products to guarantee healthy and safe products.
Most of their products have been distinguished as “very good” or “good” by the consumer magazine ÖKO-TEST and have received the “spiel gut”(good toy) certificate.