Barbour started in 1894 in South Shields. Today the family business remains in the North East, with Barbour's headquarters still located in Simonside, South Shields. Barbour are sourcing products from around the globe, although the classic wax jackets are still manufactured by hand in the factory in Simonside.
Collections cater for men, women, children and the Barbour brand produces clothing that is designed for a full lifestyle wardrobe.