Reconnecting people and nature
fostering impact partnerships
More than ever, the world needs transparent and accountable businesses with a social and environmental mission at its core.
Livebarefoot Foundation was launched in 2020 as an in-house impact hub centralising all Vivobarefoot social and environmental projects, inspired by and including Soul of Africa, our social enterprise in Ethiopia.
The Foundation catalyses research and enterprise-based solutions to create regenerative solutions that literally bring people closer to nature.
Our long-term goal is to be the world’s leading impact investment hub for regeneration.
Our Funding and collaboration areas
FASHION FOR GOOD
The global movement of change-makers transforming fashion for the better.
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.
Recovering Britain’s waterways and landscapes through the rapid and widespread re-establishment of beaver wetlands across whole river catchments.
Bushcraft courses and wellbeing retreats to reconnect people to nature.
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.
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.
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