Please make FIMO polymer clay a vegan product again
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According to various online art and craft blogs, FIMO polymer clay is a vegan product.
Great news, right?
Well, sadly not as it's now been confirmed that FIMO polymer clay contains substances of an animal origin. I’m not sure why or when this happened, but I recently received this message from Staedtler …
'The raw materials used for FIMO contain a small proportion of substancesof animal origin. FIMO therefore cannot be considered as vegan.'
This is awful news for everyone who uses FIMO polymer clay. Not least the very many vegan artists out there who have been using FIMO completely unaware that it is not an animal-free material (& I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news on this one as most will still be unaware. Please let them know!)
Even if you're not a vegan practitioner, you will no doubt at some point have vegan clients - or not, as the case may be. As such, if you’re a FIMO polymer clay user, this news very much affects you too. I’m sure you’ll agree that if the folks at FIMO can create a great quality vegan polymer clay – then why don't they?
As a polymer clay artist who primarily uses FIMO, I want mine and other FIMO artists' artwork to be available to everyone. I also want polymer clay workshops to be an inclusive experience, and available to everyone.
Please, sign and share this petition to show your support in telling Staedtler to please dump these needless substances, as FIMO polymer clay should be for everyone!
'Veganism is both the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, and an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals. A follower of either the diet or the philosophy is known as a vegan'
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