Rice Wax Bath Crayons
These Bath Crayons are a wonderful tool for kids to use for drawing and writing in the tub. The crayons float, the paper wrapper on each is made of waterproof paper, and they’re an easy-to-hold but hard-to-drop hexagon shape. The set of ten colors (white, pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, gray) comes with a sponge.
The Japanese manufacturer has thoughtful narratives about both the crayons and the company itself. First, the crayons:
"Wax is the primary component of the crayons. From the very beginning, the company has used non-toxic paraffin wax typically used for lipsticks, candles, and fruit preservation to ensure the safety for children. The newly re-engineered crayons are now made from pure food-grade rice bran wax produced from Japanese rice. Rice bran layer is typically discarded after the milling process, so the company found a way to give it a second life while eliminating food waste.”
And now about the employees:
“Our company is guided by the philosophy that everyone, regardless of ability, can find happiness and satisfaction through their work. In 1960 we hired our first 2 employees with intellectual disabilities. Since then we have adapted our manufacturing methods and work environment so we can continue to hire employees with different abilities.
Currently 70% of our employees have intellectual disabilities. We all work together in a cooperative space where hourglasses replace clocks and measuring and testing devices have been designed especially for the needs of our employees. We are committed to enhancing our customers’ creative experience while engaging in earth friendly manufacturing and empowering people with disabilities. Our goal is to have 100 employees with disabilities by the year 2030.”Product SKU: