The Barbour story began in 1894 in South Shields in the North East of England. Founder John Barbour began supplying garments to protect the growing community of sailors, fishermen and dockers. These first weatherproof items quickly established Barbour’s reputation for innovation and quality. Today, family-owned British business Barbour is a global lifestyle brand offering a wardrobe of stylish functional clothing for men, women and children inspired by the unique values of the British countryside. Additionally, the Barbour International brand celebrates Barbour’s long and rich motorcycling heritage, with men’s and women’s collections inspired by the biker look.