The Barebones Story
Barebones has a history steeped in philanthropic work and continues to help lift people out of poverty by providing essential skills, education, and tools.
The first product ever created by the Barebones team was the state-of-the-art emergency shelter, and this continues to be one of the primary assets they provide to underprivileged communities and disaster recovery efforts. With these bare-bone shelters, people in countries across the globe are actively receiving the protection they desperately need.
Barebones has evolved from its philanthropic roots, but continues humanitarian efforts and the “Do Good” philosophy it was founded on.
“When you do good from your heart, magic happens,
and that goodness comes right back.”
Robert Workman has spent his career finding ways to give back: from the early days with his first philanthropic endeavour, Tifie, a non-profit that helped marginalized individuals meet basic needs, to Goal Zero, a company that started as a way to provide solar power to groups in the Congo (and now to many around the world).
In recent years, Robert has gone back to his agricultural roots by creating Barebones and the products that help connect people to food, nature, and the primal pull of the fire. He’s become more in tune with mother nature and finds joy in helping others do the same.
Barebones is a certified B Corporation. We meet the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability, and focus on long term solutions that create a positive impact on our employees, our community, and the world.
Our philosophy on sustainability is ever-evolving: we work hard to go above and beyond set goals and metrics to reduce waste and minimize environmental impact. Our latest aim is to remove all single use plastics in our box packaging and master-packs.
Giving back is a key element of our company culture and at the heart of what we do. Employees are given a week of time each year to volunteer for a non-profit of their choice and volunteer locally at Roots Charter High School in Utah.
Barebones believes in empowering communities to thrive, both locally and internationally, when resources are available. This abundance mindset is their “why” behind the generous donation of time, energy, knowledge, and products for the benefit of communities near and far.
We Stand Behind Our Products
Barebones stands behind the quality of all of our products. Each item we make is meticulously thought out in-house by our team of passionate designers. We sell these products because we love them, we use them, and we want you to enjoy them too. They are meant to elevate your outdoor experience and withstand all normal rugged wear and tear.