Quality is in the detail

More than just a label, the expression ‘Swiss Made’ is first and foremost a promise and a commitment. It is our promise to maintain the highest standards throughout our manufacturing processes. It is also our commitment to strive for excellence when designing, developing and manufacturing each of our drawing and writing instruments at our workshops in Geneva, Switzerland.

By combining expertise from almost 90 different crafts under the same roof, we have developed the precious knowledge that has gained us trust and recognition in Switzerland and around the world.

Imagination as a hallmark

Innovation is at the very heart of what we do, from exploring new materials and equipment to integrating the latest techniques and technologies. The many inventions we have patented, which have left their indelible mark on the worlds of both drawing and writing, are testament to this. Innovations, such as the first mechanical pencil, the first water-soluble pencil and the first wax oil pastels, have paved the way for all kinds of inspiration.

Innovation and creativity guide us every day, as we develop new product ranges to meet our customers' needs and launch new tools and services so that we can offer the best possible drawing and writing experience.
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    Committed to sustainable manufacturing

    Considering the impact of our activities and the longevity of our products is not just a responsibility for us; it is something that we are passionate about at every level of our company. That's why Caran d'Ache puts people, both employees and customers, at the heart of all of its decisions.

    We have also implemented many measures to protect the environment, including ensuring that our production and supply systems are based locally, improving waste separation and recycling, reducing water and energy usage and putting in place sustainable production methods.
    Expertise born from tradition and heritage

    At Caran d'Ache, safeguarding our expertise and passing on our heritage and passion is a true vocation.

    Whether it's our experienced craftspeople sharing their knowledge with their younger counterparts, encouraging continuing professional development or promoting the regenerative powers of writing and the visual arts through our creative workshops, at Caran d'Ache we are committed to passing on our knowledge and passion for creativity. We also work alongside schools to run educational workshops for teachers to train them in different techniques and applications for our products.

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    Our colour and writing products are manufactured in our workshops in Geneva since 1915.


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