GLOB™ paints and natural colors were developed first and foremost with safety and sustainability in mind. Using natural plant extracts and botanical pigments, our water-based paints are biodegradable and non-toxic.
more about paintsYou may have noticed that arts and crafts products do not list ingredients. Consumers rely upon "non toxic" certification, believing that their art materials have undergone sufficient testing to ensure the products they use are safe. Don't let these labels fool you.
Art pigments (colors) are commonly made from petrochemicals, and the actual hazards of these materials are not always known. In the US, synthetic pigments that have never been tested for toxicity can be labeled "non-toxic." The rationale? There is no data to prove otherwise.*
Arts and crafts paints often contain a host of toxic ingredients* like formaldehyde (a carcinogen), one of the most common paint preservatives.New environmental regulations and consumer demand has contributed to the numerous low to no VOC (volatile organic compounds) and environmentally friendly house paints now available.
Unfortunately, the artist market is far behind.
Paints may not only be hazardous to the consumer, but also the environment. Certified "non-toxic" pigments can still be toxic to fish and other wildlife.
GLOB™ products are sustainable and biodegradable, making them safe to wash down the sink and into our water supply.GLOB conforms to US safety standards and the comprehensive requirements of: EUROPE, CANADA, AUSTRALIA
Go ahead, GLOB it on!
* "The Artist's Complete Health and Safety Guide", Monona Rossol. Allworth Press, NY, co-published with the American Council for the Arts.
As seen in ARTnews.
False Sense of Security'
Even as artists embrace environmental practices, they ignore or remain uninformed about the toxic materials in their own studios