New stationery: Vegetable Colored Crayons?

  • INNOVATION
  • CULTURE
  • The Start of Vegetabo

    The vegetabo crayons originated in Aomori prefecture which is in the northern most part of the main island of Japan. Aomori has an abundance of high-quality of vegetables. The people of Aomori wanted to find a way to advertise their home in a unique way and they did found a way to do that through making crayons out of their high quality vegetables.

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    What is Vegetabo?

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    The Vegetabo crayons are made from actual vegetables of Aomori prefecture. Not only are they made from the vegetables, but each crayon is in the exact color of the corresponding vegetable. The makers of the brand initially had trouble creating powder out of each vegetable, but after various attempts, the company eventually managed to make fine colored powder out of the vegetables. The great thing about the vegetable crayons is that they are made out of not any vegetable, but the ones that the farms could not sell as products as they were deformed or slightly bruised. In other words, Vegetabo crayons help to recycle vegetables that would have otherwise gone to waste.

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    The Vegetabo crayons are made from the colored powder and rice wax. This wax is a substance that is a byproduct of cleaning rice. With the rice wax and the vegetable powder, Vegetabo crayons are super smooth to draw with and makes Vegetabo a safe image unlike any normal crayons made from the standard materials.

    Vegetabo Season 1

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    Colors:
    Spinach
    Cabbage
    Leek
    Pumpkin
    Corn
    Yam
    Chili Peppers
    Mountain Grapes
    Chestnut
    Bamboo Charcoal

    Vegetabo Season 2

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    Colors:
    Spinach
    Mustard Spinach
    Japanese Butterbur
    Apple
    Carrot
    Pumkin
    Yam
    Mountain Grapes
    Chestnut
    Black Bean

    Vegetabo Season 3

    Season 3 of the Vegetabo crayons included a large renewal and now the crayons come in an adorable book shaped box that blends in perfectly in a bookshelf.

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    Colors:
    Cabbage
    Leek
    Burdock
    Corn
    Carrot
    Apple
    Cassis
    Purple Potato
    Azuki Bean
    Black Bean

    Other than the Vegetabo crayons, there are also other vegetable based products available at the Online Store such as drawing books and candles.