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Barbour – Made in England

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Set up in 1894 Barbour was well-known for its practical, long lasting jackets, aimed at country workers.

1894---john-barbourIt has now been recognised as a fashionable brand with many well known celebrities such as Lilly Allen and Peaches Geldolf styling them as well as being worn by Dame Helen Mirren in ‘The Queen’.

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The Barbour story began in 1894 in the Market Place in South Shields and although it sources products from around the globe, Barbour’s classic wax jackets are still manufactured by hand in the factory in Simonside. Barbour’s factory is almost entirely manually operated, there is very little automation and almost all operations are performed by hand.



The amount of jackets in progress is impressive and the scale of things didn’t disguise the high level of craftsmanship that was on display. The history of our archive jackets is both unique and interesting in the evolving story of Barbour.  The level of proficiency and speed in which the sewers converted rolls of fabric into finished outerwear was impressive.



Barbour_Factory_South_Shields_30-1Broadening out from its countrywear roots, today the 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 trousers, shirts, socks, knitwear and a range of accessories.

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Barbour’s iconic classic wax jackets have been protecting generations of families from the cold and rain for over a hundred years. Rewax your jacket regularly and like a faithful friend, it will remain with you for a lifetime.

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Barbour can be found at Stuarts of London

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