BONRAW – CREATING A PURPOSE-LED BRAND
The UK has seen a war waged against sugar for the last decade or so – and rightly so!
Because the giants of sugar production historically made sugar that was overly refined, artificial, and Stripped of all goodness and flavour. The sugar that we have been eating was made as bad for us as it possibly could be and something needed to change.
But sugar, when made well, has positive sides too. The natural, raw, plant-derived ingredients of Bonraw Organic Sugars actually provide important nutrients that help to support the immune system. Low G.I sugars can help people to manage Diabetes. And that’s before we mention the best thing about ‘good sugar’ – the fact that it’s delicious and allows us to make an endless array of baked treats!
Our ‘Bake-off’ obsessed nation sees the joy of sugar too. It has the power to bring a moment of happiness, a much- needed break from the pressures, stresses and strains of modern life.
So, we rebuilt the Bonraw brand from the ground up. We made the hummingbird (the collector of Nature’s sweet) into a powerful icon for the brand – the perfect, playful symbol for our brand purpose; to bring the joy of sugar back into peoples’ lives.
With every aspect of the new brand, we redefined what it means to be sweet. Bonraw is Good-Sweet.
The project began with our creative strategy, which defined our brand manifesto and informed all of our copy writing, both on pack and for all of the Brand World touchpoints.
We designed the Bonraw logotype and hummingbird icon, which became the star of our range of pack designs. The brand previously had only 3 variants – we took that to a new range of 19 packs. Our new portfolio architecture for the range meant splitting the range into two: Organic sugars Vs Natural sweeteners. Our labelling system makes navigating the various sugar types simple and easy. We also created a set of icons for each pack that explains the nutritional benefits of the sugars, and a flag-inspired set of symbols for transparency of origin.
Whilst the organic sugars come in craft card pot, we used a fresh, light uncoated background for the sweeteners to better communicate this low-calorie proposition.
After completing the pack range we created the art direction for all photography and provided a set of 34 digital assets for the brand’s ecommerce website and social media platforms.The assets explain everything from the provenance of the sugars, to way they’re ethically sourced, the environmental and ethical credentials of the brand, the nutritional benefits of the various sugar types, as well as providing inspiration for baking delicious recipes!
Bonraw is now available to buy directly via bonrawfoods.com as well as being sold in Wholefoods and Waitrose.