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TestimonialsSuper, merci pour cette visite ! Je suis passionnée par cette couleur et je vous remercie de m'en avoir appris d'avantage ! Bonne continuation !Sophie (Paris)
Founded in 1994 by Henri Lambert, The Lectoure Blue has become, over time, a key player in the rehabilitation of pastel (Isatis tinctoria).
Henri Lambert has, for several years, resurfaced the techniques of ancestral dyeing. He also built the notoriety of the brand “Bleu de Lectoure”.
On the strength of this success, he has surrounded himself with several partners to offer various ranges of customary products or accessories (paintings, cosmetics, fine arts …), which also contributed to the international influence of the company.
During all these years, Henri Lambert transmitted his pastel passion, as well as his know-how in dyeing to his 2 employees, Séverine de Breucker and Cécile Gex.
In 2016, the company was threatened with closure because of the shortage of pigment, but Séverine and Cécile, true passionate, did not want their company to go out thus! At the same time, a local farmer, Jean-Marie Neels, proposed to them to cultivate pastel in his own fields to share know-how, which seduced our two dyers! The idea was to be able to dye pigment extracted locally to be 100% autonomous. This led them and they decided to team up!
After a training with the master of dye plants, Michel Garcia, the three partners wanted to dye 100% natural and wanted to develop an organic range, which they did.
They also wanted to review the organization, how to dye, present the shop.
Today, the company is located at 55 rue Alsace Lorraine in Lectoure, in a former shop, in the city center of Lectoure. This allows for a party for the workshop as well as a shop and conference room nearby!
The three partners now offer visits, in the form of lectures, including demonstrations, but also explanations on the history of the plant and its origins, through its various historical uses …
From now on, Le Bleu de Lectoure is reviving and embarking on various projects (new clothing collections, brand development, online shop, extraction, and very soon, pigment production …) and its history continues … Write there with we are.