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Bleus de Pastel de Lectoure

Manufacture of blue woad-dyed products
Pont de Pile - Ancienne Tannerie

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Sale to private individuals and professionals

The company is specialised in making products made from woad for use in fine arts, decoration, the textile industry and cosmetics.

To extract the woad pigment it works with CAPA (Coopérative Agricole des plaines de l’Ariège) co-operative.


Its know-how is rare and complex, involving extracting pastel and dyeing with woad.  Its extraction unit has eight vats in a cascading layout.  Extraction involves four phases: soaking, oxidation, precipitation and refining.


Its clientele is varied and loyal. The company perpetuates regional and ancestral know-how.