For generations, artists have chosen and trusted the Derwent brand for art materials the world over. The Lake District has been home to Derwent pencil manufacture since 1938, with a proud history dating back to 1832. Derwent makes high quality product, time and time again and has championed artists worldwide for generations. With our innovative, varied range, Derwent is the premium product for artists of all abilities across all mediums.

Business addresses

  • Cumberland Pencil Company CA14 4HS Workington

More from this business

Take a look at what this business is doing to cut carbon, reduce waste and help the environment.  It's not an exact science but we hope you will find it useful. 
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  • We're working on it


Check out the greenest way to get to this business and how they're working to get their products to you in the greenest possible way.

  • Easy to get to business by public transport
  • Bicycle parking onsite

Ingredients and materials

We ask our businesses to adhere to the Blue Patch criteria which outlines traceability and ethical sourcing. Please contact the business concerned if you have any specific enquiries.

  • Product traceability
  • Sustainable timber
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian


Help reduce landfill and reduce dependance on virgin packaging materials.

  • Packaging sized appropriately to minimise waste

The work environment

Here are some initiatives taken by Blue Patch businesses to reduce the amount of energy consumed.

  • Workplace energy procedures (eg switching off PCs and lights)
  • LED lighting
  • Controlled heating and ventilation
  • Insulated workspace
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