Like Arc & Bow, Bare Bones is based in my small hometown of Tauranga in New Zealand. The beautiful founder Lizzie has worked tirelessly to create two incredible basics brands that are ethically made and designed in New Zealand.
Bare Bones (as it is so perfectly named) was designed to help with the skeletal framework of your wardrobe. With simplistic styles and quality fabrics, Bare Bones provides the perfect place to go when one needs to acquire timeless pieces that crossover any season.
All pieces within Bare Bones are strictly GOTS certified organic and Fair Trade manufactured. Bare Bones believes that in order to truly provide quality products, the people behind them must also be valued. This for them means that they only work with Fair Trade Federation Member manufacturers where their aim is to ensure men and women are happy in their jobs, paid fairly, work in safe conditions and aren’t discriminated against for their gender.
What I absolutely LOVE about Bare Bones though, is that the pieces are actually super affordable and the quality is not sacrificed. I was sent the Grey Bare Bones Jumper and the Black Split dress for free to test out the quality of the pieces and I live in them. As many of you will know, I’ll only feature brands on here I’ve tried and tested and would happily buy their products from myself. For those that know me in real life, I’m a basics type of girl so Bare Bones is somewhere I’ll be buying from in the future.
In the words of Bare Bones “with our fair trade and organic values, you get the best, and those making our product get the best too”. Companies like this are the reason I absolutely LOVE waking up at 4 30am in the morning to write these posts for you before I go to work each day. They give me hope that with spending my dollar, I’m actually helping to shape the future I want to live in.
I was lucky enough to have the founder Lizzie Turner sit down and answer the Beyond the Brand interview questions for both Bare Bones and Arc & Bow. It’s a huge eye opener, especially as she runs two brands and has some more epic projects in the pipeline. If you want to learn more about why she created these two brands, keep your eyes peeled over the next few weeks for the interview! I promise it delivers.