What does it Mean to be Authentic?

What does it Mean to be Authentic?

Our tag line at Barefoot Eco Outfitters is, “Authentic Apparel with a Heart for Change,” but what does that mean exactly? What does it mean to be authentic, and why does it matter? When we started this venture, it was supremely important to us to be...
You will be Welcome

You will be Welcome

When I think back to when my kids were very young, and how I used to boldly pack them up by myself and head to the mountains for our “adventures” as we called them, I shudder just a little. Dang, I was brave! I’m proud of that person! If you know...
Of Road Trips, Advocacy and Happy Trails

Of Road Trips, Advocacy and Happy Trails

Wow! 2017 got off to an exciting start for Barefoot Eco Outfitters! In January all hands were on deck to prepare for a road trip from Seattle to Park City, UT for our presence at the EcoLuxe Celebrity Luxury Lounge during the Sundance Film Festival. We were excited to...
There is a Place

There is a Place

I must admit, the recent political developments in the United States have set me on edge. I realize now that there was a certain sense of things that I perhaps took for granted; I believed that as a nation we were, all things considered, on a forward trajectory. This...
Coming Home

Coming Home

There’s a popular quote by naturalist and environmental philosopher John Muir that says, “The mountains are calling and I must go.” What is it about mountains? I think it’s partly having the experience of being utterly small and insignificant...
Dream BIG, and Step out in Courage

Dream BIG, and Step out in Courage

The last time we visited, we were fresh off an inspirational trip to Mt. Rainier which inspired our Mighty Mountain line of organic tees, beanies and scarves. Oh the grandeur of that mountain! That was an epic day for many reasons, and it invigorated us in a way that...
Never Say Never

Never Say Never

My dad was what we used to call a stinker – a rascally kid and well, honestly, a troublemaker. Somehow back in the day, those random things he did to keep the local police department hopping were fairly innocent and not mean-spirited, but still, I’m sure his scrappy...