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‘Nude-friendly’ hiking with Bear Naked granola

Nudist groups advocate for the right to practice nudity, believing that the human body should be presented in its most natural form. The granola brand Bear Naked shows compassion with this group and partnered with Gaia GPS to launch the first nude-friendly hiking trail system, specifically designed to increase the accessibility of nude hiking.

Summer hikers in America will now be able to enjoy Kellogg’s Bear Naked granola whilst trekking confidently, safely, and above all, nakedly, in the summer heat. They can use the Gaia GPS app to review over 300 trails and determine whether they are friendly to the naked wanderer, whether physically, or socially, using a discreet emoji code system.

The collaboration between Bear Naked and Gaia GPS aims to give the nudist community the perfect resource to explore and enjoy the beauty of the natural world, whilst ensuring that all local laws are followed.

For those racy rovers who want to keep fueled up, the brand has created a specially designed hiking belt that covers certain areas strategically with a bag of Bear Naked granola, get yours here.

Image credits: Bear Naked, Leo Burnett Chicago.

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Kim Pillen

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Before Kim Pillen started as a trend consultant at TrendsActive, she worked for four years as a creative strategist at Dept. For brands such as Philips, bol.com, Beiersdorf, JBL, and the Consumers’ Association, she built (online) campaign, brand, and social media strategies. After four years, she decided that she wanted to better understand people and society in order to advise brands more effectively. That’s how she ended up at TrendsActive. Here, she can do what she loves most: digging into people’s needs and then working with brands to see how and where they can be relevant and meaningful.

Douwe Knijff

Researcher

Douwe is fascinated by how people work. With a background in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences (Bachelor) and Psychology (Master) and an analytical mind he tries figure out how societal shifts manifest themselves through social culture and human behaviour.

Aljan De Boer

Keynote speaker

Aljan has been widely recognized as an inspiring professional speaker on the critical trends that will shape society in the decades to come. He works as the Head of Inspiration at TrendsActive, a trend consultancy from the Netherlands using social science to human-proof business decision for brands like

  • Disney
  • Vodafone
  • Hugo Boss
  • ASR
  • Rabobank

Next to his role at TrendsActive he is the Community Director at the Institute for Real Growth where he inspires and connects a global community of +400 CMOs.  

He has been on the board of the Dutch Platform of Innovative Marketing for almost a decade. Regular speaker and moderator for the Dutch Marketing Awards and 3 times winner of the best of MIE. 

Kees Elands

Founder & Strategist

Kees his purpose is to help ambitious leaders and brands to human-proof their business. In 2003 he founded TrendsActive, a trend consultancy enabling brands to become more human centric.

Kees consults global brands like

  • Disney
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Asics
  • Discovery Channel
  • Swiss Life
  • Vodafone

and many more.

Next to being the founder of TrendsActive, he is also initiator of the first academic trend master for executives at the University of Utrecht and is initiator of various trend studies and white papers on subjects like trust, meaning, visual culture & generations.

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Kees Elands

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Kees Elands

Founder & Strategist