Couleurs Naturelles
Loisirs créatifs


Couleurs de Plantes
a company and natural colours 

devoted to our environment



Couleurs de Plantes ® was established in 2005 after a 10-year R&D project initiated by ARRDHOR, a Technical Centre in Rochefort sur Mer (France), city of history, nature and technologies, on the Atlantic coast, a few minutes south from La Rochelle & 1,5 h from Bordeaux or Nantes.

 Our company is an agro-industrial company manufacturing dye-plant extracts, plant pigments, pigments pastes and other coloring matter from plants. Our large range of products is adapted to several applications for innovative colored solutions.

 It is in total adequation with new interest to natural products, switching to natural and renewable ressources, in a general care of our environment preservation.

Couleurs de Plantes® is a trademark registered at INPI (french National Institute for Industrial Protection). 

Our raw materiels - dye plant cultures & supplies

 Couleurs de Plantes transforms raw materials coming from about 20 different plant species, contributing ot biodiversity.

Our dye extracts and lakes selected for our applications are manufactured :

- from our own fields grown in France (Poitou-Charentes and Ariège (woad)) in partnership with farmers from our network. Our crops are managed under specifications and respect the principles of sustainable agriculture. 

- from selected supplies ( dry plants or extracts from mild regions).

 All our raw materials are first analyzed in our laboratory, receive a code number and enter a quality, evaluation, control and tracking system from field to batches. Raw materials and products are frequently controled during their storage.


 Couleurs de Plantes and Environment - Eco-design

 Natural dye and lakes from Couleurs de Plantes are maufactured in France from green processes & integrating a global ecological conception program : 

Eco-design is part of our company policy 

- natural & sustainable raw materials (plant resources);

- local cultures completed with selected supplies;

- rough species with low needs;

- sustainable farming (no or chemicals as low as possible, prefered agronomical techniques). Evolution to organic farming;

- green processes and sub-contractor involved in our environment preservation (manufacture plant certified ISO 14001, natural & sustainable solvents (water & plant alcohol), recycled up to 75 %, selected ingredients, low energy drying...);

- an environmental policy  and wastes lowering (lowering inputs, filtering gardens for liquid wastes, by-product spread over new fields...). 

Eco-designed specialties
from and to preserve our environment

- plant inks for fine arts, leisure & decoration;

- plant lakes dispersion for paints, inks, textile printing...;

- master batches for agro-materials. 

We are specialized in natural colours and contribute to
the development of Eco-designed products with our customers


- our products fit all colored Eco-design applications;

- a large range of our extracts, mordants and indigos is consistent with the GOTS, international label of organic textiles;

- in formulation, our products meet the technical requirements for organic labels.


We also develop products for 
industrial uses and quantities : visit the website 
Couleurs de Plantes