Barbour began as a family run business in the North East of England, in the Market Place in South Shields where their headquarters still remain. The fashion company became renowned for their wax jackets which date back to the 1910’s and have been redesigned over the years to create the classic jacket we all know and love. Although Barbour source products for all around the world, their wax jackets are still made by hand in Simonside where over 100,000 jackets are produced. The company now have products not only in the United Kingdom but the United States, Germany, Argentina, New Zealand, Japan, France and Italy to name a few.
Barbour has expanded over the years and have branched out from their menswear into ladies and children’s wear to cater for many more. Although the company has moved forward it still remains true to its values and British Countryside aesthetic.
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.