These non-toxic crayons are made in the Garraf region of Spain using beeswax, carnauba wax, soy wax and natural plant and mineral pigments. They are made in small batches and are carved by hand, one by one, each crayon is unique in its color and shape. They come with a roll-up canvas case and a small card explaining which plants and minerals were used to produce their color. There are 10 crayons in a set.
Care instructions: The pigments used in the crayons are light sensitive and will change over time. Please store them in a cool and dark place when not using them to help preserve their depth of color. These botanical crayons do break (as all crayons do!), you can melt them down using a “Bain Marie” and pouring them into a silicone mold.
COPITO sources the beeswax locally from a beekeeper, the carnauba wax is farmed ethically in Brazil as are the pigments and soy wax purchased from a EU producer. About 30-40% of the pigment used is foraged and processed by COPITO somewhere between the Pyrenees and Clara Infante’s home in the garraf. Some colors are very time and labor intensive to create so COPITO purchases natural plant pigments from producers in Spain and France.
COPITO is a project by Clara Infante, a natural dyer and multidisciplinary maker and artist based near Barcelona, Spain. Here, you can shop her explorations with plant and earth pigments, often manifested through her sculptural wax creations.