Stijn - Founder
Growing up on the countryside playing outside with friends and building campfires, I always understood the value of going out there and doing stuff outside the usual day-to-day things most people fill their packed schedules with, just as I do now that I am older.
So after moving to the city and studying business, I always had this feeling that city life is awesome, but I also missed the authenticity that nature brings. Everything in nature is completely unique with all its shapes and forms, and the funny thing is that in these magical places I feel totally myself somehow.
Combining my passion for the outdoors and building a product people truly love, I am grateful for having had these opportunities and being able to do something that kind of doesn't feel like work anymore, most of the time.
I think more people need to experience the outdoors and what it has to offer, my goal with Baresocks is to do just that, even if I help just a few people.
''A busy calendar and a busy mind will destroy your ability to create anything great.''
- Naval Ravikant
We are on a mission to help more people enjoy nature on a higher level.
We believe that in this ever-distracting and disconnected world, in order to live a fulfilling life it is essential to find ways to connect to your authentic self. Going to enjoy nature is a way to get there to gain new energy and live life according to your own standards.
We always try to remind ourselves of the feeling of running barefoot into the ocean, isn't this a wonderful experience? Walking on bare feet has something magical to us, and in our product we've tried to keep you connected and grounded to your natural surroundings while also freeing and protecting your feet from irritating surfaces.
''There's no WiFi in the forest, but you will find a better connection.''
How We Work
Bridging the gap between what we aim to be and how we run our daily business requires continuous attention.
Our primary goals and values are aimed towards being a customer-centric organization who only sells through our own website to make sure we have full control over logistics, customer support and all other customer touch points.
Connection to us means not only helping you get out there physically connect to nature, but also connect to you mentally on a more personal level, because we actually hope there is another human on the other side of the screen!
The future of commerce is online and we take full control in building a brand that tries to fulfill the needs and wishes of our clients, so we can do fulfilling work and stay up-to-date in our market.
All with that simple goal in mind; to help more people enjoy nature on a higher level.
Together with our partner One Tree Planted we plant one tree per order that is placed in our shop.
One Tree Planted is a nonprofit organization focusing on reforestation. Their projects span the globe and are done in partnership with local communities and knowledgeable experts to create an impact for nature, people, and wildlife.
Reforestation helps to rebuild forests after fires and floods, provide jobs for social impact, and restore biodiversity. Many projects have overlapping objectives, creating a combination of benefits that contribute to the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
''Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky.'' - Kahlil Gibram
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