Coloring Pencil Shortage

If you have one of those adult coloring books, you’re likely part of a growing problem. Faber-Castell, one of the world’s leading colored pencil manufacturers, says all those coloring adults have led to a shortage in the supply of colored pencils. The U.K. company has actually had to add extra shifts for workers in an attempt to deal with the increased demand. Faber-Castell spokesperson Carlotta Lein says, “We have noticed the effects of the coloring trend very strongly. Coloring doesn’t require artistic training to get started, yet offers a great sense of accomplishment when finishing a piece.” It’s estimated that adult coloring books have sold over 20 million copies over recent years. (