What We’re Up To
Want to know a little more about us, where we’ve been and where we’re going? The snippets below provide a snapshot of our journey and the events and associations that brought us where we are today (formerly Barefoot Athletic Company). Watch this space for more about what’s going on in our world!
From June 5th through September 27th 2017, Barefoot Eco Outfitters is enjoying the lakefront views and lively vibe of the Kirkland Wednesday Market. You can find us there every, well, Wednesday from 2 pm – 7 pm! Save on shipping and get first dibs on new product when you stop by our booth, plus you get to touch and feel our super soft and comfy earth friendly apparel for yourself! Find out more about the Kirkland Wednesday Market here: http://kirklandmarket.org/
We spent a great weekend sharing our earth friendly apparel at the Evergreen Mountain Bike Festival at Duthie Hill Park on June 11 &12, 2017! Hosted by the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance whose mission is to create, maintain, and protect sustainable mountain biking opportunities in Washington state, this action packed weekend featured bike demos, skills clinics, trail riding and 50+ vendors. You can find out more about this awesome organization here: https://www.evergreenmtb.org/
Barefoot Eco Outfitters was excited to be a part of the 2017 Northwest Paddling Festival May 12-13th, the largest event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, which brings together paddle sports retailers, manufacturers and athletes in one awesome 2-day event! The festival is great for both first timers and seasoned pros, and offers a fun-filled weekend with kids activities, demos, over 80 vendors and even a boot camp for FITT Yoga aboard the new Flow Motion Fitness Mat! You can find out more here: http://northwestpaddlingfestival.com/
Barefoot Eco Outfitters attended Hiker Rally Day in association with the Washington Trails Association on February 15, 2017 at the state capitol in Olympia. Without proper funding, many of the trails Washington hikers love could be closed or neglected. Our goal? To advocate for No Child Left Inside, a program that provides invaluable grants to Washington state outdoor education and recreation programs for youth, increased funding for trail preservation and support for our state parks. With a record turnout, it was an exciting day!
Barefoot Eco Outfitters headed to Park City, UT January 21-22 to be a part of the EcoLuxe Lounge Celebrity Luxury Lounge event at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. See our video about our road trip to this great event here. There’s so much we love about this event – its eco-friendly platform, its partnership with Shriners for Children Medical Center, the inspiring indie film vibe and the beautiful mountain setting! We were super excited to share our eco-friendly products and mission with this exciting crowd in one of the most sustainable cities in the world! A Durkin Entertainment event.
One more time! Barefoot is honored to again share products for the celebrity gift bags at the EcoLuxe Lounge at Sundance 2016. Why do we love Durkin Entertainment’s EcoLuxe Lounge? Simply put, because of their commitment to a sustainable platform showcasing eco goods and services, and their heartfelt work with charity partners – in this case, Shriners Hospitals for Children/Los Angeles. They hope to promote awareness/support for their new $77 Million medical center launching in Pasadena in 2017, dedicated to making medical miracles possible for more than 1 million children and counting. We also appreciate and honor the indie spirit and the passion and creativity that defines Sundance!
Barefoot Athletic Company strongly supports the passion that drives the indie spirit, so we were excited to share a little Barefoot love in the celebrity swag bags at the EcoLuxe Lounge at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival! This two day invite-only event showcases the best in eco-luxury lifestyle and green products and services, all while raising funds and awareness for charitable causes. Sustainably produced by Durkin Entertainment, the EcoLuxe Lounge is always a standout event!
Born from the ashes of domestic violence, Barefoot Athletic Company is a survivor story. Needless to say, we were especially excited and honored to have a presence at the 2014 Cycle the WAVE event in Bellevue, WA. Cycle the WAVE (Women Against Violence Everywhere), is a fully supported, non-competitive, all-women’s cycling event. It is a venue created for women of all ages and fitness levels to experience camaraderie, increase awareness of domestic violence through visibility and to raise funds for domestic violence programs across Washington State. For more information, or to find out how you can help, go to http://thewavefoundation.org/
Barefoot Athletic Company was featured in the Emmy Talent Gift Lounge at the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards held June 20th at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA. The Daytime Emmy® Awards has been honoring excellence in all fields of daytime broadcast production for thirty-eight years and pays tribute to the exceptional work of daytime broadcasting’s elite. We were so honored to meet the nominees and be able to share our products with them!
Barefoot Athletic Company is beyond excited and honored to have recently been chosen to be one of 30 contributors to the 35th Annual Sports Emmy Awards gift bags for 900 of the most influential people in sports broadcasting, professional athletes and members of the press, at the awards ceremony to be held in the Time Warner Center in New York on May 6th!
Barefoot Athletic Company was proud to sponsor the Kitsap Tennis & Athletic Center‘s U14 Intermediate team for their 6th place finish at the 2013 National USTA Junior Team Tennis championships. We think they look great, and we celebrate their passion for tennis and the hours of court time it took to get there! Great job, team!
Barefoot Athletic Company was also proud to sponsor Kitsap Tennis & Athletic Center‘s 18U Advanced team for their trip to the 2013 USTA Junior Team Tennis National Championships. We salute their commitment, determination and teamwork! (And we think they look great in our eco-friendly Strive Performance wear!) Well done, team; we are proud of you!
Barefoot was excited to provide sport towels for the team, and caps for the coaches of Rat Pak, Florida’s elite 7-on-7 football team coached by former SEC Defensive Player of the Year and University of Florida Hall of Fame Gator Great Keiwan Ratliff. Their talent, hard-work, and determination is creating exciting athletic opportunities for their futures!