From natural resources to ethical production practice, we know how important it is to know what you're buying.
A B Corp Certified Business
As of October 2023, Bare Kind is pleased to announce that we are a BCORP Certified Business.
What does this mean?
As a B Corp, we are part of a global community of businesses that meet high standards of social and environmental impact.
The B Corp certification does not mean that we are perfect, nor that we have achieved our highest impact yet.
An important and humble note:
It shows that Bare Kind is part of this global community of businesses working collectively for economic systems change, and that in order to stay committed to this work we must meet rising standards for social and environmental performance.
What's next on our B Corp Journey?
As a small business, there are a few areas of the B corp framework that we haven’t achieved yet due to not having the time or resources.
But in being a certified B Corp, we are now committed to improving our social an environmental impact, and being held publicly accountable for this.
We relish the opportunity to learn and grow whilst being a part of this community, and we are committing Bare Kind to always be the best it can possibly be for People, Planet and Profit.
We will now take some time to map out our next steps on this journey to improving our score and will release our road map in the 2023 charity impact report, released at the start of 2024.
Our vision is to accelerate the restoration of a biodiverse planet whilst bringing joy to the everyday.
Protecting and investing in our future.
Biodiversity is the variety of life on Earth, and it’s extremely significant in our fight against climate change.
Different species play important roles in maintaining the health and stability of their respective ecosystems. And each species plays it’s own vital role in regulating the earth’s climate, such as plants removing CO2 from the atmosphere.
The decline of species on this planet is a growing concern. Human activities such as habitat destruction, overexploitation, pollution, and climate change are driving many species towards extinction. According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the global wildlife population has declined by 69% since 1970. It is important that we take action to address the drivers of species decline and protect the diversity of life on Earth.
Made from bamboo,
made to last.
It's important to us to use the best materials not only for you and your feet, but for the planet. That's why we make all our socks from bamboo as it grows fast, has high yields and uses less water to grow.
The bamboo is sustainably sourced in China. Although the process of turning bamboo fibres uses chemicals, we only use fibres from a factory that deploys a closed-loop system to reduce chemical waste; recycling the used chemicals to be used elsewhere within the factory.
This factory is Level 3 out of 3 on the STeP OEKO-TEX certificate displaying ‘Ideal implementation in the sense of Best Practice examples’ and they also hold the OEKO-TEX 100 standard for non-toxic dyes in the finished product. What's more is that, since our socks are OEKO-TEX 100 confirmed, no harmful substances or toxic chemicals are left in the socks.
Packaging you can feel good about.
Packaging can be extremely wasteful. From shipping in excessively large boxes to unnecessary single use plastic. You'll never receive your Bare Kind socks in packaging like this.
For our socks, we used 100% cardboard for the packaging meaning you can easily recycle it at home. We also don’t use any of those unnecessary plastic tags for our socks, they’re held in place by a piece of recycled cotton thread. And the package that your socks are posted in is also plastic free and made from cardboard.
Where we can, we use Royal Mail to deliver your orders. Their network of 90,000 posties give them the title of the ‘lowest reported carbon emissions per parcel of any UK delivery company’. To get your socks to the UK, we prioritise lorry shipments over air freight when getting our socks delivered from Turkey to help reduce our footprint.
Supporting a family-run business.
Your socks are made in Turkey in a 3rd generation family run factory. They're based in Istanbul and are a fully SEDEX audited factory which confirms that everyone working there is on fair wages and hours and no one is under the age of eighteen.
Our bamboo threads are dyed on demand in Turkey, and the dye house has the OEKO-TEX 100 Standard certificate meaning this is non-toxic dye. The factory also holds the Step OEKO-TEX certificate for Chemicals Management, Environmental Performance, Environmental Management, Social Responsibility, Quality Management, Health protection and safety at work.
They've been making socks for a long time and produce high quality socks that are loved by our customers. When you buy from Bare Kind, you can be sure that your socks have been designed and made with care and passion.
We're always learning.
We're all about reducing our impact on the planet. We try our best to keep our production process as sustainable as possible, but we know there's always room for improvement.
We're always open to ideas and suggestions from you, our customers, because we're not perfect and we're always looking for ways to do better. Whether it's finding new eco-friendly materials or improving our manufacturing practices, we're committed to doing our part for the planet.
Our ultimate goal is to be a company that not only produces high-quality bamboo socks but also operates in a way that prioritises the health and well-being of our planet.