It's cool to be kind

We are Bear & Mees. We believe it’s cool to be kind. Kind to human and nature.

Bear & Mees is a Dutch sustainable footwear-label, produced in Portugal and made for children from 3 – 9 years old. We make footwear made of recycled PET bottles, organic cotton and fair-trade materials.


At Bear & Mees we want to make an impact. We want to inspire children to explore the world around them and to learn from that. We don’t pretend to solve the effects that the textile industry has on our environment. We just dare them to be aware.

We are not tree-huggers, but we do like to hug animals. Animals play a big role in the lives of our kids. Animals intrigue them, they comfort them and they want to take care of them. Let’s keep it that way.

Gender Neutral

Inspire children

animal friendly


We approach every shoe from a child’s point of view, designing shoes that are both colorful and playful and therefore appealing to children. We don’t make a difference in design between boys and girls, they are gender-free.

Kids will be kids and they have other priorities on their mind, such as playing! Therefore, shoes should be easy to put on. At Bear & Mees we prefer velcro over laces. But also, a protected nose on the sneaker prevents wear and tear. And no socks are needed in these shoes, because of the toweling lining. With the removable insole, the shoes can also be easily washed.

Spring Summer 2019

The first summer collection is based on the inspirational worlds of children. The appealing prints of the wild life is always intriguing. This is printed on 100% organic cotton. From harvesting the raw material through manufacturing, it is processed by both respecting the environment as the social responsibility.

The other prints we used are based on our colorful underwater world. This fascinating world is used as a starting point to address the plastic soup problem in the oceans. Therefore, the uppers of the sneakers are made of recycled PET-bottles.

We sell mainly online to keep the price low and our focus high.

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Organic cotton

Recycled PET-bottles

Sustainable footwear

New Shoes

collection summer 2019

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