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 it sources products from around the globe, Barbour's classic wax jackets are still manufactured by hand in the factory in Simonside. Having gained a reputation for crafting high quality products that manifest the true essence of traditional British style, they have now cemented a slot as one of the U.K's top producers of classic British inspired garments. Now sporting Heritage, International and Lifestyle ranges, the brand have categorised the roots of their history and produced their unique designs to cater for multiple consumers.