Back in the 1980s, our founder Michael Barwell’s job was to clean and maintain commercial ships. It was tough work using industrial cleaning products for which heavy-duty safety equipment, including a respirator, had to be worn.
Michael was shocked to discover that many of the ingredients in the products he used at work could also be found in everyday household cleaners. It prompted him to look for naturally-derived alternatives that would clean safely and effectively without harming people or the environment, and in 1989, Bio-D was born.
Michael has since retired from the business with Lloyd Atkin taking over after working with the business since 1996. Lloyd has been part of the Bio-D story since 1996 and we remain committed to making cleaning products that don’t cost the earth in any sense.
That’s why we use plant-based ingredients and because we don’t believe you should have to choose between the planet and your pocket, we work hard to make sure our range is affordable too.
Some of Bio-Ds certifications:
The instantly recognisable logo for the Allergy UK endorsement gives a clear indication that the product has been scientifically tested to a protocol developed by a panel of international allergists and scientists. It is therefore proven to reduce/remove the allergens shown or that the product has significantly reduced allergen content. This is immensely reassuring to sufferers of allergy, intolerance and sensitivities.
By purchasing products registered with the Vegan Trademark, you are investing in the future of a market which is free from animal products and free from animal testing, which in turn has the potential to save the lives of millions of animals around the world.
Cruelty Free International
Cruelty Free International works to end animal experiments worldwide. A company which adheres to a fixed cut-off date (as required by the Humane Standards) does not allow animal tests for any of its finished products, ingredients or formulations after a set date.