SPRING SUMMER | 2019
In 1908, Malcolm Barbour, John’s son who had always secretly wanted to be a journalist, introduced the first Barbour mail order catalogue.
From this first 12 page catalogue in 1908, Malcolm expanded the business worldwide with orders coming in from as far as Chile, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the Falkland Islands.
The Beacon Brand
Within this first mail order catalogue, Malcolm introduced the Beacon brand, named after the Beacon that stood at the mouth of the Tyne.