Allergy first for ethical laundry products manufacturer

Hi there!

We’re pleased to bring you our latest press release..

Yorkshire based ethical cleaning products company Bio-D is celebrating after being awarded the Allergy Friendly award for its eco friendly fragrance free laundry range.

It is one of only a handful of UK made ethical laundry range to have its products accredited by Allergy UK and has recently been granted the Allergy Friendly Product Award for the following products;

Laundry Liquid

Washing Powder 

Unfragranced Fabric Conditioner

Nappy Fresh (currently on offer!)

Laundry Booster (currently on offer!)

Commenting on the award, Sara Holtby, Bio-D’s Sales and Marketing Director, said; “According to research by Mintel, an estimated 21 million adults and an increasing number of children in the UK suffer from at least one allergy.  We know from our own research that people buy our non-biological and biodegradable laundry products because they benefit the environment but don’t aggravate sensitive skin.”

Delighted allergy sufferer Sally Moon from East Yorkshire tested the products for Bio-D and concluded: “The laundry products left my clothes brilliantly clean without aggravating my sensitive skin.”

The Allergy Friendly Product award is intended for products that may be of benefit for sufferers of allergy, asthma, sensitivity and intolerance, to help improve their state of health and wellbeing or for people who wish to reduce their chemical load.

Products displaying the Allergy UK logo have been assessed by Allergy UK’s panel of advisors and the appropriate type of allergy expert to confirm suitability, as well as being trialled by consumers with allergies.

Available from the Bio-D website plus natural wholesalers and distributors including Suma, Essential, Infinity, Queenswood, Green City and Out of Eden, the hypoallergenic laundry range is gentle, fragrance free, effective at low temperatures and ideal for delicate fabrics.  Please refer to the website for a complete list of stockists.

Bio-D manufactures environmentally responsible cleaning and laundry products that are UK made, effective, biodegradable and hypoallergenic. They are produced from sustainable, naturally derived raw materials and do not contain chlorine or optical brighteners. All of the Bio-D range is suitable for use with septic tanks and are BUAV and Vegan Society approved.

Hornsea School Green Britain Day


We’d like to share this feedback from Hornsea School’s Green Day that we participated in;

Good morning Sara and Tracey

I just wanted to pass on our sincere thanks to you for supporting our Green Britain Day on Friday.
It was a fantastic day and feedback from both students and staff has been really positive – students commented how much they enjoyed the day and having the opportunity to learn about things in a different way to a normal school day. They particularly liked the challenges/competitions set and interactive elements of the day.
We would really like to organise Green Britain Day 2013 and it would be great if you would like to join us and support the event again next year? If this would interest you, please let me know – you dont have to commit to it, but would be good to know if you would like to join us again if possible
Thank you so much once again for helping to make such a fantastic Green Britain Day at Hornsea School

Best wishes


Summer holiday competition

Here’s a story about how we’re doing our bit as responsible parents to help you to keep the cherubs occupied during the long summer holiday…

Ethical Hull company Bio-D has launched a competition to encourage children to consider the environment.

The Sutton Fields based business is inviting primary and secondary school pupils to write or draw about what saving the environment means to them and the winning submissions will win a year’s subscription to National Geographic Kids magazine.Mar12-Kids-Cover-Small.jpg

Of the initiative, Bio-D’s Sales and Marketing Director Sara Holtby said; “We had such a positive response to the workshop that we did on the same theme for Hornsea School’s Green Day that we thought that we’d roll it out as a summer holiday competition.”

To enter the competition, all that the children have to do is a piece of writing or draw a picture that answers the question “What does environmentally friendly mean and why does it matter?” and send it with their name, address, age and parent’s permission to The Bio-D Company, Unit 5A, Bergen Way, Hull, HU7 0YQ or e mail to There will be one first prize for 12 and under and one for 12 and over and 10 runners up prizes.  The closing date is the 3rd September.

We look forward to being inundated with your entries! Have fun!

Sara and Lloyd


We’ve got an online shop!

Here’s our latest news – announcing the launch of our online shop.  Given that you’re already here, why not take a look – it really is rather good!

Ethical company Bio-D has made it easier for loyal customers to buy its environmentally responsible cleaning and laundry products with the launch of an online shop.

The Hull based business invested heavily in a new e commerce website following research that suggested customers found it difficult to find retailers who stock the complete range.

Of the new website, Bio-D’s Sales and Marketing Director Sara Holtby said; “We’re really pleased that our whole range is now available to all of our customers irrespective of geography and are very encouraged by the sales so far.”

The new website address is and there is free UK delivery on orders over £40.

Hornsea School Green Day

Last month we had a great day celebrating Hornsea School’s successful Green Day.

We were delighted to be asked to present workshops to the students from schools in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Germany! We held a ‘design a poster’ competition and congratulations to Jarrod, Mahalia, Lilly, Amy and Ebonny for their winning entry.

They were delighted to receive i-Tunes vouchers and a free bottle of the new Bio-D anti-baterial hand wash.

Another satisfied customer!

Environmentally friendly washing up liquid from Bio-DI love your concentrated washing-up liquid! It is such a brilliant product I will never go back to chemical-based washing-up liquid – even my mum has been converted!

Thanks to Jessica for this rave review

Sara and Lloyd

Ethical Hull business supports Hornsea School’s Green Day

Here’s our latest news – we’re very excited to be involved with this great project, so thanks to Sally and Beci at Hornsea School & Language College in East Yorkshire;

Press release

Ethical Hull company Bio-D has been invited to participate in Hornsea School & Language College’s second Green Britain Day Conference on 11th May.

The school’s Community Partnership Coordinator Sally Richardson contacted the Sutton Fields business after reading about Bio-D’s success in achieving the ISO 14001 environmental accreditation last year.

Commenting about the Green day, Sally said; “Further to the success of last year’s event, we have decided to open up the conference and will be welcoming over 240 pupils from Hornsea and six visiting schools, including one from Germany.

It promises to be an interesting and engaging day that promotes environmental responsibility and we have secured keynote speakers including local MP Graham Stuart and Steve Clarke from SMartWind.”

Bio-D will be delivering three interactive workshops to the pupils about the importance of respecting the environment and will feature a creative competition for pupils to win i-Tunes vouchers.

Bio-D Sales and Marketing Director Sara Holtby is delighted to support the initiative and said; “It’s crucial that people appreciate that we all have a role to play in safeguarding the environment for future generations and we hope that the pupils will find the workshops thought provoking and enjoyable.”

Hornsea School & Language College is a Bronze Eco School that benefits from a newly established Eco-Action Group that is committed to the long term sustainability of the school and its community.

Bio-D manufactures environmentally responsible cleaning and laundry products that are UK made, effective, biodegradable and hypoallergenic.  They are produced from sustainable, naturally derived raw materials and do not contain petrochemicals, chlorine or optical brighteners.  All of the Bio-D range is suitable for use with septic tanks and are BUAV and Vegan Society approved.