Barefoot

Barefoot

Barefoot is a brand that has evolved into its own unique identity, and a truly Sri Lankan one at that. Started in the late 60s by Barbara Sansoni, an icon of contemporary Sri Lankan art, Barefoot has since become one of Sri Lanka’s most famous designer brand.

Nestled in the heart of the Fort complex is Barefoot’s Galle branch. A charming old residence at the intersection of Church Street and Peddlar Street, lovingly restored in 2004 by renowned Sri Lankan architect Channa Daswatte. Much like Sansoni’s art, everything at Barefoot is a celebration of colour, inspired by Sri Lanka’s diverse landscapes, oceans, flora, fauna and life itself.

Barefoot’s fabrics are one of a kind; hand-woven cotton with bold and brilliantly hued colours used in geometric proportion. It’s the same fabric used to create a range of household linen such as woven mats, runners, napkins, hand towels, table cloths, bedspreads, cushion covers, rugs and their own unique wall furniture.

The clothes from Barefoot are just as bright, bold and trendy, with a range of on-loom finished, draped garments and stitched garments made from simple geometric pieces of cloth. Try on a famous Barefoot sarong, not just because they claim it is the next best thing to being naked. If you are looking for bright vibrant tones, with a distinctive island vibe to match, Barefoot is your best bet.

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