I so excited to once again be a member of the Barefoot Books community. I’m proud to be able to offer you these amazing children’s books. My girls have been reading them for years.
There are so many ways to shop Barefoot Books. You shop directly online, host parties, or host fundraisers.
One of the great things about Barefoot Books is their support of Being Green.
Our Core Values
We offer books that are an authentic alternative to the commercialization of childhood. We encourage parents to make time for make-believe, and to share stories from all over the world with their children, so that they can glimpse the simple truth that the human condition is universal.
We help children explore other cultures, our planet and themselves, while providing them with ways to follow their imaginations on extraordinary journeys, both internal and external.
Create We believe that books with beautiful art and meaningful stories respect the innate wisdom of children and have the power to nourish the creative spark in everyone.
We are committed to using story to create deep and lasting connections — whether it’s a child and parent connecting over a book, a child connecting to the universal wisdom of other cultures, or a broad networkof people connecting through shared values and the desire to help children become happy, engaged members of a global community.
We support organizations that share our goals of global understanding, empowering children through art and story, and protecting and preserving the earth for future generations.
Our Mission Statement
At Barefoot Books, we celebrate art and story that opens the hearts and minds of children from all walks of life, focusing on themes that encourage independence of spirit, enthusiasm for learning and respect for the world’s diversity. The welfare of our children is dependent on the welfare of the planet, so we source paper from sustainably managed forests and constantly strive to reduce our environmental impact. Playful, beautiful and created to last a lifetime, our products combine the best of the present with the best of the past to educate our children as the caretakers of tomorrow.
Paper is core to a publisher’s business. We want to protect the world’s remaining ancient forests and ensure that the forestry and paper manufacture undertaken on behalf of Barefoot Books is ethical and legal. The welfare of the people involved in and affected by the supply of paper to Barefoot Books is also of paramount importance to us.
Our printers do not use paper that contains pulp from illegal or unsustainable sources in the manufacture of our books. We are increasingly using paper that has been graded 3* by the PREPS Grading System or certified by the FSC, the gold standard in forest management and responsibly sourced paper. We continue to work with our suppliers to improve the environmental credentials of our products. Our board books and activity books are made using recycled paper. See www.prepsgroup.com and www.fsc.org for more information.
Barefoot Books supports a common, internationally recognized social accountability standard to cover working conditions, health and safety issues, remuneration, working hours and the prohibition of the use of child and forced labour. It’s called the CARE Process. It is the standard used by the global toy industry and is managed by their industry body, the International Council of Toy Industries (ICTI).
All of our printing partners carry ICTI CARE certification. See www.icticare.org for more information.
All of the ink used by our printers is vegetable based.
Our print suppliers have systems in place to feed paper offcuts and wastage back into their supply chain. Our packaging is made from recycled material and recycled again after use. We recycle as much as possible in our own offices and Studios.
Freight from Manufacturer to Warehouses
We control and reduce our carbon footprint by tailoring print runs to fill shipping containers. This has allowed us to reduce the number of shipments that we send via sea freight to our warehouses.