RECONNECTING PEOPLE AND NATURE
FOSTERING IMPACT PARTNERSHIPS

LIVEBAREFOOT FUND

The LiveBarefoot Fund is Vivobarefoot’s in-house impact fund for the incubation and deployment of programmes driving research, innovation and action in regenerative footwear and experiences.

We believe the future of planetary and human health relies on the lessons to be learned from indigenous peoples; traditions congruent with the best of current science can help guide humans to care for and with the earth in healing ways.

Our mission is to establish the lbf as a leading impact fund for science-led and nature-based innovation for both regenerative shoemaking and experiences.


FEATURED PROJECTS

The LBF collaborates with research and innovation centres, social businesses, activists, NGOs and indigenous communities for human and planetary health.

FASHION FOR GOOD

The global movement of change-makers transforming fashion for the better.

UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIPS 

Researching on natural movement and effect of footwear on human health.

PROUDLY MADE IN AFRICA 

Promoting ethical trading and honouring African producers.

FUTURE FOOTWEAR FOUNDATION 

Preserving indigenous shoemaking and sharing knowledge of wisdom traditions with the world.

DEVON ENVIRONMENT FOUNDATION 

Protecting and restoring Devon's exceptional natural beauty by funding local nature regeneration projects.

BIOME ALGAE LTD 

Trialling first regenerative off-shore kelp farming in South West England.

BEAVER TRUST 

Recovering Britain’s waterways and landscapes through the rapid and widespread re-establishment of beaver wetlands across whole river catchments.

WILD HUMAN 

Bushcraft courses and wellbeing retreats to reconnect people to nature.

HATCH ENTERPRISE 

Providing access to support network and finance for BAME Female Founders to tackle structural inequalities.

SMALL STEPS PROJECT 

Supporting children and families living on landfill sites across the world, promoting sustainable production and consumption.

CULTURE DECLARES 

Signatories of the Declaration on climate and ecological emergency.

BUSINESS FOR NATURE 

Signatories of The Call to Action on governments to adopt ambitious nature policies to reverse nature loss in this decade.

OUR STEERING GROUP

LINA CONSTANTINOVICI

UNA-SF Advisory board, Innovation 4.4 Oceans Funders

KATE FLETCHER

Research Professor, Author, Consultant and Design Activist

THOMAS BOURNE

Founder Greenheart Consulting

DIRK BISCHOF

Founder Hatch Enterprise

OUR IMPACT INVESTMENT AND GIVING POLICY

UNFINISHED BUSINESS