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Fleur Phelipeau, founder of the nutricosmetics brand D-LAB, opens a 2700m2 green factory in the heart of Allier

A pioneer in France in the beauty food supplement sector and with more than 10 years of experience on the market, D-LAB now lovingly manufactures and packages its products in its own green factory in St-Bonnet-de-Rochefort in the Allier. A new challenge and an accomplishment for Fleur Phelipeau, a young 38-year-old entrepreneur, always with the same obsession: that of offering the best for the body and for the planet!

Reference since 2009 in the sector of food supplements

Since the launch of D-LAB in 2009, Fleur Phelipeau has come a long way: she is now at the head of 5 nutricosmetics brands (D-LAB, Birdie, Claude Aphrodisiacs, Phyto Factory and Reveal) generating an annual turnover of 7 million euros, and now manager of her own factory!

The secret of the success of its brands? Natural and frighteningly effective formulas, synthesizing the best of plant extracts. In addition to its 100% clean and made in France formulas, D-LAB has been paying particular attention to its environmental impact for many years by choosing recyclable packaging and labeled printers.

D-LAB Industry: a new generation green factory

Fleur Phelipeau has invested 4.2 million euros to create the factory of her dreams, offering 100% green, innovative and positive impact industrial production: a first for the food supplement sector in France. She chose the Vichy region as a return to her roots (her parents ran the Thermal Baths) and the possibility of creating a virtuous ecosystem in the region: the factory is thus installed within the Naturopôle Nutrition Santé in Saint-Bonnet de Rochefort.

Freshly inaugurated and already in production, the factory has about thirty employees, almost all urban people who have chosen to join the adventure by settling in the Allier. D-LAB Industry makes it possible to concentrate in one place the entire chain of creation and production of food supplements: from R&D, to regulatory services through manufacturing, storage, logistics, marketing and shipping.

A respectful construction

Thought in every detail to be as respectful as possible of the environment, nothing was left to chance, both in its construction and in its activity: Virtuous work: the extractions were made directly on the Naturopôle and the transport of materials reduced to a minimum (less than 150 km).

Zero-waste: storage of raw materials in reusable barrels, composting of organic waste, no disposable equipment, green laundry inside the factory, water fountains, presence of animals on site (chickens, sheep ...)

Water saving: recovery of rainwater from the roof (in tanks) and installation of knots (ditches allowing the retention and delivery of rainwater), mechanical cleaning, common laundry ...

Creation of green energy: solar panels on the roof, choice of high-performance insulating materials to reduce thermal inertia, low-consumption luminaires, lighting system that takes up circadian cycles...

Short-circuit sourcing: the majority of plants in the formulation of supplements will be grown locally (within a perimeter of less than 15 km).

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