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Barefoot Beginnings

Barefoot Dreams® Inc. was born in 1994 when founder Annette Cook set out to create a precious line of children's products that would embrace her design philosophy, and a company that would accommodate her commitment to family. Envisioning a collection that was both elegant and soothing to the senses, Annette sought out the softest flannels, silkiest washable satins and coziest knits in an array of lovely colors. With the outstanding success of her first product, the Signature Receiving Blanket, Barefoot Dreams® soon became a nationally recognized brand, featured in numerous publications and television programs.

Creating a family-centered business was a priority for Annette even before she had children of her own. Born and raised in Wisconsin, she is the fifth of six children in a close knit and entrepreneurial family. Diligence, hard work and the importance of family were core values Annette learned as a child and carried into her professional pursuits.

Shortly after launching Barefoot Dreams®, Annette met and married Stan. Together, they continued to grow and develop the company in Malibu. To their delight, Barefoot Dreams® soon became a family affair with the birth of their sons, Grayson Williams and Chase Clayton, their greatest creations and ongoing sources of inspiration.

The Barefoot Dreams® collection features a variety of soft and luxurious blankets and quilts, precious newborn and toddler wear, distinctive accessories and even select products for grownups. From celebrities to grandmothers to moms on-the-go, everyone loves the classic designs of Barefoot Dreams®. All products are washable and dryable, lovingly constructed and packaged by hand.

We invite you to cuddle, laugh, dream and play as you enter the world of Barefoot Dreams®.