Corporate Responsibility

Barbour is a 5th generation family owned British company built on the founding principles of quality, attention to detail, durability and fitness for purpose.  

Established in 1894 by John Barbour in South Shields in the North East of England, in 2019, we will celebrate 125 years of the Barbour family and the contribution they have made to the business in safely and responsibly passing the company from generation to generation.

From the beginning and throughout our history, we have always been committed to the welfare, health and safety of all our employees and suppliers and to delivering socially and environmentally responsible products to our customers.  We are committed to ethical sourcing and respect for human rights and work hard to reduce our impact on the environment.  As the market leader in manufacturing waxed cotton garments, we are proud to offer a unique global customer service whereby our customers can recycle their waxed cotton jackets by sending them to us to be rewaxed or repaired in order to sustain and extend the life of their jacket.