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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, with over 10 years' experience in the market, D-LAB now lovingly manufactures and packages its products in its own green factory in St-Bonnet-de-Rochefort in the Allier region. It's a new challenge and an achievement for Fleur Phelipeau, a 38-year-old entrepreneur with the same obsession: to offer the best for the body and the planet!

A benchmark in the dietary supplements sector since 2009

Since launching D-LAB in 2009, Fleur Phelipeau has come a long way: she now heads up 5 nutricosmetics brands (D-LAB, Birdie, Claude Aphrodisiacs, Phyto Factory and Révèle) generating annual sales of 7 million euros, and now runs her own factory!

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

D-LAB Industry: a new-generation green factory

Fleur Phelipeau invested 4.2 million euros to create the factory of her dreams, offering green, innovative and positive-impact 100 % industrial production: a first in the French dietary supplements sector. She chose the Vichy region as a return to her roots (her parents ran the Thermes) and the opportunity to create a virtuous ecosystem in the region: the plant is located within the Naturopôle Nutrition Santé in Saint-Bonnet de Rochefort.

Freshly inaugurated and already in production, the plant employs some thirty people, almost all of them urbanites who chose to join the adventure by setting up in the Allier region. D-LAB Industry concentrates the entire food supplement creation and production chain in a single location: from R&D and regulatory services to manufacturing, warehousing, logistics, marketing and shipping.

Respectful construction

Designed down to the smallest detail to be as environmentally friendly as possible, nothing was left to chance in either its construction or its operation:Virtuous work: extraction was carried out directly on the Naturopôle, and transport of materials was kept to a minimum (less than 150 km).

Zero waste: raw materials stored in reusable drums, composting of organic waste, no disposable equipment, green laundry inside the plant, water fountains, animals on site (chickens, sheep, etc.).

Water savings: rainwater harvesting from the roof (in tanks) and installation of "noues" (ditches to retain and convey rainwater), mechanical cleaning, communal laundry...

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

Short-distance sourcing: most of the plants used to formulate our supplements are grown locally (within a radius of less than 15 km).

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