Barbour South Shields Store

Barbour Service Update


Thank you for your continued loyalty and support, even during these uncertain and difficult times.

Our ongoing response to COVID-19 is anchored on following Government guidelines very closely to keep our exceptional workforce safe. This will inevitably impact the service we are able to offer and we apologise in advance for any inconvenience this situation causes and thank you for your patience and support.

Whilst understanding that there are other many more important things going on in the world, we felt the time was right to update our loyal and valued customers:

  • All Barbour retail stores worldwide have now closed until further notice.
  • Our online store is fully operational and carries our whole range
  • Regrettably, we are unable to accept any garments for repair and re-waxing due to our South Shields factory being closed.

We have striven for over 125 years to offer the very best garments and service. We appreciate your loyalty and forbearance as we take care of our staff, carry out our duty and we will look to return to a safe normality as soon as guidelines allow it. Please take care of yourselves, your loved ones and your communities. On behalf of everyone at Barbour, our very best wishes.


Thanks and regards

Steve Buck, MD Barbour


Barbour South Shields Factory


Barbour Begins Production of PPE Products for North East NHS Trusts


Barbour has begun producing PPE garments to support the local NHS Trusts in the fight against COVID-19.  Working with the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) which was the first hospital to treat UK patients suffering from Coronavirus in January 2020, the Barbour factory based in South Shields has begun to make an initial quantity of disposable gowns, moving to a larger scale production of gowns and scrubs for the RVI and other North East NHS Trusts to support frontline medical staff who are in urgent need of these items.

Chairman, Dame Margaret Barbour said “Everyone has a role to play in fighting COVID-19 and I wanted my daughter Helen and I to play our part by turning our South Shields factory over to produce PPE product for the NHS.  Our staff’s welfare is our most important priority and we have undertaken a strict risk assessment to ensure we adhere to social distancing and that they are fully protected whilst undertaking this important role.  I am very grateful to my staff for their overwhelming support.  The factory, where we normally make our classic wax jackets is no stranger to adaptation.  During both World Wars, we turned the factory over to make military garments to assist the war effort.  We are pleased to once again be able to make a difference and this time, to support the NHS.”Thank you for your continued loyalty and support, even during these uncertain and difficult times.