Bamboo Natural Goodness


Brugmannlaan 12A, 1060 Sint-Gillis, België

Design: DesignRepublic
Location: Belgium
Project Type: Produced
Client: Bamboo
Product Launch Location: Europe
Packaging Contents: Cereals
Packaging Substrate / Materials: Cardboard

Bamboo is a young Belgian brand, full of natural goodness, founded in 2016.

In 2017, the founders Charlotte and Lionel approached DesignRepublic to re-brand their existing and relatively new packaging design. The main objective was to have an impactful packaging design that expresses appetite appeal, indulgence and at the same time shows healthiness.

Since Bamboo was already in the shelves, we had to consider the fact that existing customers should easily find the brand again after the new re-design. Thus, the use of white (that was also prominent in the previous design) was a mandatory design element.

To have more control over how the packaging ‘lives’ in the shelves, we proposed to use a carton box instead of a flexible pack. The idea to use the rough side of the carton as the outside of the packaging is to help express ‘healthiness’.

When Charlotte told us that in the beginning they used to bake their granola themselves, we proposed to integrate that image as an icon in the logo instead of the wave. This way, the brand was talking more about the founders and their passion. The wave in the initial logo was referring to exotic Bali. It was during this surfing holiday in Bali that the two got the idea to start a granola brand. To honour this exotism, we integrated palm leaves in the design.

By using tasty healthy granola bowls in our design, we stimulate consumers to buy Bamboo granola even more.

The result, after – only – one year, is that Bamboo is now available in supermarket chains and small retailers all over Belgium (instead of only in a few regions of Belgium), as well as in the Netherlands and France.

What’s Unique?
The cardboard is used inside out, with the rough inside used as the outside to give a natural and healthy look and feel.