Adult colouring book craze prompts global pencil shortage

by ParentCo. April 06, 2016

A surge in the number of people buying adult colouring books has threatened pencil stocks world-wide as manufacturers struggle to cope with an increased demand for quality crayons. The world’s biggest wooden pencil manufacturer, Faber-Castell, say they are experiencing "double-digit growth" in the sale of artists’ pencils and have been forced to run more shifts in their German factory to keep up. “The production of our artists’ pencils has increased strongly compared to the previous year,” Sandra Suppa from Faber-Castell told the Independent.
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