Barts began in the summer of 1986, on the sunny beaches of Saint Tropez. The now CEO, Bart, sold the handmade shorts he had made to the sunbathing wealthy, and used the cash to go on a journey, travelling the world and meeting different people. It was when he swapped the sandy beaches for the snowy mountains that the brand really took off.
Today, Barts specialises in clothing accessories and is based in Amsterdam. Even after twenty-five years, the designers keep surprising almost every day with funky ideas, original combinations and unconventional thinking to transform functional accessories into something special.