Faber-Castell, founded in 1761 is one of the world's oldest manufacturers of pens, pencils, art supplies,and luxury art tools. Their history began when Caspar Faber started producing pencils in Stein near Nuremberg with his wife Maria and son Anton Wilhelm. Over the next century, the company became the manufacturer of one of the world`s most sought after art tools. Their pencils were used by artists all over the world. Today, the company, headquartered in Stein, Germany, manufacture about 2 billion pencils in more than 120 different colors every year, making it one of the world`s largest art supply manufacturers.Their high quality art products have conquered the world, and are the favoured choice of many famous artists, illustrators, fashion designers and architects. The company offers a wide variety of products to suit all needs. The Faber Castell 9000 graphite pencil is great for sketching and drawing. The Polychromos coloured pencils and the Albrecht Durer watercolour pencils are a great choice for any artist or art student who is looking for exceptional quality. Faber-Castell is also well known for its brand of PITT Artist pens. The pens, used by comic and manga artists, emit an India ink that is both acid-free and archival, and comes in a variety of colours. The Faber Castell Playing & Learning collection has a great range of high quality kid`s art products, including connector pens, grip colouring pencils and kid`s watercolour sets, while the Faber Castell Goldfaber student range is the perfect introduction to Faber Castell for those starting their artistic journey. All Faber Castell art supplies are vegan and cruelty free.