The Barbour story began in 1894 in the Market Place in South Shields. Today the 5th generation family owned business remains in the North East, with Barbour's headquarters located in Simonside, South Shields.
Although they source products from around the globe, Barbour's classic wax jackets are still manufactured by hand in the factory in Simonside,
Barbour now has retail stores presence in over 40 countries worldwide including the United Kingdom, United States, Germany, Holland, Austria, France, Italy, Spain, Argentina, New Zealand and Japan.
Collections cater for men, women, children and now even dogs! Broadening out from Barbour’s countrywear roots, today their heritage and lifestyle clothing brand produces clothing that is designed for a full lifestyle wardrobe. As well as jackets and coats, the Barbour wardrobe includes shirts, dresses, knitwear, footwear, accessories and more.
Barbour remains true to its core values as a family business which espouses the unique values of the British Countryside and brings the qualities of wit, grit and glamour to its beautifully functional clothing.
Statement from Barbour:
The Beacon lighthouse stands proudly at the mouth of the River Tyne and has long been synonymous with Barbour, welcoming sailors and rivermen to South Shields since 1894. The Beacon collection is a modern and contemporary take on Barbour’s heritage with a smart, sharp, branded look. Inspired by hiking in the outdoors, it focuses on two key colour stories of navy and olive with highlight colours of royal blue and orange. Hiking fleeces, long sleeved polos, track pants and logoed tees take centre stage in a collection designed to appeal to the fashion follower who likes to be on trend with modern, serviceable and practical garments.