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 Post subject: Are felt-tip pens vegan?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:58 am 
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This is a serious question.


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 Post subject: Re: Are felt-tip pens vegan?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:46 am 
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I think you'd have to contact the specific companies/brands. A quick googling suggests that the tips are usually man-made fibers such as felt, but the inks aren't necessarily free of animal products.


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 Post subject: Re: Are felt-tip pens vegan?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:55 am 
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I was thinking more of the felt itself, as I just learned felt is often wool


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 Post subject: Re: Are felt-tip pens vegan?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:54 am 
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But with wool felt & liquid it would be a shrinking dirty mess. Most synth felt is just called felt while wool felt is often called felted.

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 Post subject: Re: Are felt-tip pens vegan?
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Unfortunately, a great many art supplies are not vegan, in my experience.

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 Post subject: Re: Are felt-tip pens vegan?
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missmuffcake wrote:
But with wool felt & liquid it would be a shrinking dirty mess. Most synth felt is just called felt while wool felt is often called felted.
Like "flavour" and "flavoured". "Panda flavour[u]ed[/iu condoms" have to be flavoured with actual pandas, whereas "Panda flavour condoms" should just taste like pandas.

I think they're mostly fossils 'n' alcohol based, partly because they need to be stable for a long time and lots of animal and plant-derived things break down quickly.

Email Crayola! Their pens are chunky and awesome.

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 Post subject: Re: Are felt-tip pens vegan?
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missmuffcake wrote:
But with wool felt & liquid it would be a shrinking dirty mess. Most synth felt is just called felt while wool felt is often called felted.



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 Post subject: Re: Are felt-tip pens vegan?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:27 pm 
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srs answer: e-mail/call companies to check, even though most felt tips are synthetic

important information: I read this thread title the first few times as "are felt up penises vegan?" Lard knows why they wouldn't be, but I was really confused when I clicked through and ya'll were talking about pens.

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 Post subject: Re: Are felt-tip pens vegan?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:51 pm 
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Crayola is super secretive about their ingredients. Fun fact: crayola crayons have animal fat in them but they won't say which colors/what kind.

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