La Vie is an ambitious French scale-up that specialises in plant-based meat. They are on a mission to unite vegans and meat lovers alike. Unlike other brands in the category, they don’t see themselves as an alternative to meat, but more like the new meat, so there really is no compromise. It’s better for the planet, better for people, and clearly much better for animals.
A Brand Universe Unlike Anything Else.
La Vie wanted an entire brand universe with an identity, a quirky tonality, and a packaging that challenges the category conventions. Something never seen before. Did we mention they were ambitious?
Made From Plants, Not From Ass.
As a bold challenger brand, we needed an illustrative style that matched our warm and edgy tonality. Luckily, we were able to collaborate with the Lithuanian artist and illustrator Egle Zvirblyte. She creates bright, punchy and irreverent work with a strong presence but it is also relatable and funny. Just what we needed to break with the category and turn some heads.
“It’s a dream come true to create truly bold brands like this. With La Vie it’s either go big or go home. It’s been really fun, really challenging, and really rewarding.”
– Carl Johan, Creative Partner & Director, EVERLAND
Eat Bacon, You Pig!
La Vie’s go-to-market product is lardon, small strips of fat plant-based bacon. We invented an entire universe with animal characters for each type of meat. For the first package, we introduce Mr Piggy and the everpresent Hooman, lying and chilling with a bacon pasta dish. It’s colourful, positive, and a true celebration of life!
From Start-up to Stardom!
La Vie had a dream start being the very first start-up with a national listing in Carrefour, France. After this, La Vie raised 30 million USD in venture funding for further development and international expansion, which set a European record for seed funding in the plant-based industry. This also sparked interest from several big shots in the start-up scene and amongst animal lovers like Natalie Portman (Yes, the actress), Eric Melloul (Chairman at Oatly) Thibaud Hug de Larauze (CEO back market), Thomas Lodewijk Plantenga (CEO Vinted), Frédéric Mazzella (CEO BlaBlaCar), who are all now also part of the investor group.
“I have worked with many great agencies in my career, but I have never experienced such a high level of conceptual creativity before. EVERLAND made the perfect platform for La Vie’s future success.”Romain Jolivet, CMO & CCO, La Vie
Looky here Hooman!
Read below why La Vie is rapidly growing in popularity.
La Vie is better for you
33% fewer calories, 60% less fat, 11x less saturated fat, 15x more fiber.
La Vie is better for the planet
88% less CO2, 82% less water, 74% less land use. (Blue Horizon Report 2020).
La Vie tastes better than bacon
92% preference over traditional bacon in blind testing at the SIRHA 2021 fair in Lyon.
La Vie has been a long way coming
Launched after 5000 trials over 3 years of research to mimic animal fat on the World Animal Day 4 October 2021.
La Vie harms no animals
A patented recipe that allows La Vie to reproduce what everyone loves about animal meat, only without harming any animals.
La Vie is award-winning
“Best faux bacon product” at World Plant-based Taste Awards, 2021. Gold Prize at Les Trophées de l’alimentation végétale 2021 and finally, Special Jury Prize at the Sandwich & Snack Show 2021. Bon appetit.