Staedtler was founded in Germany in 1835. It is famous for high-quality drafting supplies, mechanical pencils, wood-cased pencils, professional pens, and modelling clays. Many products have won awards for innovation and design. Popular brands include Lumocolor, Mars, Noris, and Triplus. Eighty percent of Staedtler products are still made in Germany today. The company has six factories, three of which are located in the Nuremberg metropolitan area. It exports to 150 countries. Staedtler is recognized for its environmental consciousness. All Staedtler pencils are made of wood sourced from sustainable forests. The brand also has a strong corporate social responsibility. It stands against compulsory labour, child labour, and discrimination, and is committed to fair wages.