Barebones has a history steeped in philanthropic work and continues to help lift people out of poverty by providing essential skills, education, and tools. Founder Robert Workman spent his career finding ways to give back: from the early days with his first philanthropic endeavour Tifie, to Goal Zero, a company that started as a way to provide solar power to groups in the Congo. 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.
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. Being a certified B Corporation, they meet the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. and giving back is a key element of company culture. 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.