The great colour­ing pen­cil short­age

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A surge in the num­ber of adults buy­ing colour­ing books has put man­u­fac­tur­ers un­der pres­sure. No, it’s not April Fool’s Day yet. Faber-Castell, the world’s big­gest man­u­fac­turer of pen­cils, said it was ex­pe­ri­enc­ing dou­ble-digit growth and has in­creased pro­duc­tion. Not ev­ery­one is happy: UK co­me­dian Rus­sell Brand re­cently wrote a sketch called “Adult colour­ing books: is this the apoc­a­lypse?”

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