Pardon me while I plug the firm for a moment. For those who don’t know yet, I work full-time as a designer at Hallmark (the Well-Appointed Desk is my passion but not my income) and Hallmark owns this lovely little company called Crayola.
Crayola is what I like to think of as the gateway drug for office supplies. I fondly recall the heady aroma of a brand new box of crayons in the big yellow box with the built-in sharpener. As an anal-retentive designer-in-training, the first thing I did was reorganize all my crayons by color. I looked forward to every August and Back-to-School for my new box of crayons, new shoes and a new backpack, not to mention erasers, notebooks and folders. So I thought I might share a few little-known facts about Crayola’s commitment to, not only children, but to the environment:
- A billion Crayola crayons and 500 million Crayola markers are made using power from the company’s solar farm made up of more than 33,000 solar panels
- Recycled plastic is used to make Crayola marker
- Crayola’s colored pencils are manufactured with reforested wood. For every tree that’s used, they plant another tree of the same species.