FBF Originals (For Bare Feet Inc.) was created April 1 in Nashville, Indiana as a small retail store by Sharon Rivenbark for her son, Tim. He had a brain tumor and needed a place to work as his illness progressed. He passed away in 1987. Since 1984, the business has grown from the small retail store to a multi-million dollar sock mill with 130 to 150 employees. It has become a living tribute to Tim and unites every person associated with the company.
The company produces sport socks for resorts, sporting goods stores, and a multitude of retail establishments. For Bare Feet is licensed by the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, Universities and Colleges throughout the U.S. and Canada, along with various private corporations to produce and sell products with their logos. Last year an office in England was opened in order to sell licensed products to the European retail market.
After a devastating fire at the Brown County facilities in September 2011, For Bare Feet moved its’ corporate offices and manufacturing facility to 1201 S. Ohio Street in Martinsville, Indiana.
It was with great sadness that the family owned company left their Brown County roots, but are excited and looking forward to their new facility and great relationship with the Martinsville community.