Our Story

Hey everyone! My name is Kirsty and I’m the owner of Bare.

Back in 2018 Bare was a figment of my imagination. I’d closely followed Zero Waste Shops opening up and down the UK and patiently waited for one to open up locally. By 2019 I couldn’t wait any longer, and that’s how plastic free shopping came to Ellon! 

We started off in a small shop with a small inventory, but with big hearts and big plans. Ellon welcomed us with open arms and we received an overwhelming amount of support from the beginning! Having a huge passion for keeping it local, supporting local shops and buying local produce is the driving force behind Bare. We spend hours upon hours doing research and sourcing the best quality products for our customers to enjoy.

We soon outgrew our little shop and moved two doors down to a shop five times the size. Our wee team of 2 has now grown to a team of 9, and we wouldn’t be here today without them! Their passion, work ethic, understanding and customer service is unmatched and we’re very proud of our team.

It’s now late 2022 and despite the many obstacles we’ve faced over the past 3 years, we’re still here and we’re very grateful to the people of Ellon for their support and kindness!

All our love,
Kirsty & Jay x