We hope you will enjoy our selection of books from Barefoot Books. They most certainly meet
our selection requirements for unique and environmentally friendly! Please read on:
Barefoot Books takes their inspiration from
many different cultures, focusing on themes that encourage
independence of spirit, enthusiasm for learning, and a sharing of the world's diversity.
Barefoot Books was founded by working mothers with a
particular interest in the kind of world their children would inherit.
To minimize the environmental impact of their activities,
they have taken the following measures:
- They ensure that their printers source the paper on which
the books are printed from ancient-forest friendly sources —
this means that the paper suppliers are obliged to replant trees
that they have harvested, and that they do not damage rainforests or other ancient woodlands.
- Many of their books are transported across considerable distances.
They very rarely use planes as a method of transporting stock.
Typically, the books are shipped by boat.
- Barefoot books also minimize their carbon footprint by minimizing travel, recycling,
using energy efficient light bulbs, using email and telephone, and buying green and organic.