Iris, Pasta Coop in Italy (where else?!)

This business is featured in a blog post from Suma Foods – a wholesale wholefoods brand in the UK run as a workers co-op. From that post:

Situated in the beautiful ‘Oglio Sud’ National Park of northern Italy, Iris run their business on principles of respect for both people and the natural environment; the produce they grow is completely organic, their farm uses only green energy and Iris’ 40 members are employed under cooperative principles

They were founded in 1984 and also make own brand pasta for others such as Graig Farm. I cannot see a website to link you to for them.

Found it:




Nudo Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Italy

The guys who are behind this have had one of my favourite websites for a couple of years in terms of the simple yet powerful language they use on it – started as an Adopt An Olive Tree business model!

Their design approach on the site and products is gorgeous – a great example of how to communicate the passion and core values of an artisan food brand.

I have never tasted the olive oils from the farm but would sure love to. You can purchase them from their site or if you are in the US from the Cube Marketplace as well.