OVER 30 YEARS AND COUNTING...
A vision of creating a more sustainable future through food
The Biona story begins in the 1970s on the west coast of Ireland, where Biona's founder Noel was living off the land in a commune. While self-sufficiency deepened his respect for nature, he realised the small farm couldn't make an impact more widely. In a decision that would change more than he could imagine, Noel left Ireland. He took his love for the Earth and dedication to producing food sustainably and moved to London.
One of the uk’s first 100% organic companies
Noel opened an organic food shop in Fulham. He built some shelves from recycled wood, sourced sacks of quality beans, rice and lentils and opened one of the country’s earliest organic shops: Windmill Wholefoods. Around this time, Noel met German-born reflexologist, Donata. They joined forces, opening one of the country’s first exclusively vegetarian and organic restaurants in 1981, right next to the shop. It proved popular as one of the first restaurant's in London to offer nutritious, organic food, prepared fresh daily and it had a great community feeling. That’s when the journey of Biona really began.
In the evenings, Noel & Donata tested product concepts in their restaurant kitchen - this led to the development of a delicious homemade Granola which became the first Biona product. Donata even painted the labels herself!
Biona was born
The Biona brand was established in 1992 as a way of sharing quality organic food with their community. The Biona range started to grow and the products launched into mainstream supermarkets. The brand name takes inspiration from its organic origins, 'Bio' means organic throughout much of Europe and 'Na' taken from the word nature.
A family affair
Amy and Elisa, Donata and Noel's daughters, were surrounded by Biona from a young age, always the first to try new products. Their commitment to the organic mission grew and they both decided to join the company. To this day, Biona is completely family owned.
Good for you, great for the planet
Today, the range has grown to over 400 organic products sold in over 40 countries. Yet, our mission to create a healthier future for you and our planet, through providing delicious, high quality organic food, remains as strong as ever. The family-run business is constantly evolving. Recently re-launching some of their best selling products in paper packaging. By choosing Biona, you are choosing a healthier future.
The Biona Promise
WE GO EVEN FURTHER TO MINIMIZE OUR IMPACT...
sustainable supply chains