Lyra Germany has been making high quality wooden pencils for over 200 years for use in kindergartens, schools, art and the office. Lyra value’s itself on their quality and report that each product is subject to strict criteria. The pencils themselves are beautiful to hold with thicker leads, diameter of the pencil and have a lovely pigment that glide on easily (perfect for little hands).
The Lyra pencil range complies with safety and health requirements of the EU directive 2009/48/EC on “Safety of Toys” and carry the Spiel Gut logo which signifies that their products have been tested with children and examined by experts (professionals and parents that are independent of the toy industry and retailers). The criteria for carrying the Spiel Gut logo includes: play value, workmanship, material, construction, durability, design, size, quantity, quality of the instructions for playing or making and suitability for the appropriate age group.
The Lyra pencil range also carry the ACMI AP logo - the Art and Creative Materials Institute Inc., which is an international association that certifies that art and creative products are safe. The AP portion of the logo is specifying that the product is Non-Toxic after being evaluated by qualified toxicologist. You can read more about the ACMI logo here: http://www.acminet.org/
Lyra Germany are committed to ensuring the impact to the environment is minimised by having over 85% of the wood used for pencils are FSC or PEFC certified. The range that we carry all contain the PEFC logo which means that the wood used in these products are from proven environmentally, economically and socially sustainable forestry. You can read more about the PEFC logo here: http://www.pefc.org/
Lyra Germany was acquired by FILA Group in 2008. Both the Ferby and Super Ferby range of coloured pencils are still manufactured in Germany and the Colour Giants are being manufactured in China through the FILA Group.
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