THE ForestChoice STORY

Before the Palomino Blackwing and before there were other FSC-certified pencils, there was ForestChoice, the world’s first Forest Stewardship Council-certified pencil.

In 1999, Palomino introduced the ForestChoice pencil as a high-qualiy, FSC-certified alternative to the standard number-2 pencils on the market. FSC certification means that all of the wood used during the creation of ForestChoice pencils is sourced from well-managed forests operating under the most stringent practices for environmental responsibility, social benefit and long-term economic viability, a far cry from many of the number-2 pencils being manufactured around the world today.

Every ForestChoice pencil is made out of FSC-certified genuine California Incense-cedar, allowing for exceptional sharpening performance and a beautiful natural finish. ForestChoice pencils also feature graphite cores that create smooth, solid lines and resist breakage. Since their inception, ForestChoice pencils have continued to be one of the most ecologically sound implements of expression on the market.

ForestChoice products are good for the artist, good for the writer, and good for the environment.




“Not too light, easy to sharpen, strong (lead does not break easily), erases clean without much effort, and provides a crisp , clean line. I highly recommend these pencils to anyone looking for a quality pencil at a great price.”


“The look, feel, and especially smell of cedar is unmistakable, now imagine all that in a pencil. I think it would make a lengthy writing assignment, just a tad more pleasurable”


“Writing with a Forest Choice pencil is just as pleasurable as holding or beholding them.”

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