Dame Margaret Barbour
Dame Margaret is the proud holder of three Royal Warrants, 1974 from HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, 1982 from HM The Queen and in 1987, HRH The Prince of Wales.
In 1988, Dame Margaret set up the Barbour Trust (now Barbour Foundation) to support charitable causes. To date, over £13.1 million has been donated to worthwhile causes.
Barbour became a household name in the late 1980s as customers began to wear their Barbour jackets in town as well as in the country. In the early 90s, the Bedale sold huge numbers in Italy (650,000 in two years). Navy proved more popular than olive.