I’ve gone through some Reddit threads to get the clarity on this topic and have mailed to Barbour as well but as I have not received any reply yet, I am going to go through many of the Barbour jackets listed on their main website to give you a general idea of where most of their jackets are made including some of their classics like Bedale, Beaufort, and Beadnell & modern Ashby.
However, I’ll update this post as soon as I’ll get the answer from Barbour. Cheer:) Enjoy reading.
Let’s See Where Are Barbour Jackets Made?
The majority of Barbour jackets are made in the Barbour factory located in South Sheilds, North East of England (U.K). Including Barbour’s classic Beaufort, Beadnell, Classic Bedale, and Border are guaranteed by the Barbour to be Made in England. However, they also outsource some of their work to different factories in the UK and overseas for example the more modern Barbour Ashby is made in Moldova.
After researching, there’s no sign of Barbour overseas manufacturing but some Reddit threads claim that many of their non-classic jackets in quilted, waterproof, biker, wool, and casual/wax-for-fashion are made in Vietnam, Turkey, Portugal, Bulgaria, Moldova, and Mayanmar.
Among all these, I think Vietnam is really popular as it is one of the main manufacturing locations for brands like North Face also.
One point you should note that I found people saying that if the Barbour jacket doesn’t have a ‘Made In England’ label inside or outside of pockets or the center back of the coat then it is most probably is not Made in England instead made in countries mentioned before.
I’ve personally come across many Barbour jackets during my research process that doesn’t have a clear ‘Made In *’ tag and sometimes no tag at all on original Barbour jackets purchased from the Barbour store so there’s no point of being it fake.
Another thing that I don’t is of how much help, but a guy in one of the forums shared a pic of two same Barbour jackets models but different colors, he said ‘the one that has read Made In England tag is double stitched while that which is not is singly stiched’. It tells us that different colors of the same Barbour jacket can be made in two different countries.
Also, a Reddit user Konvas, said in r/Barbour that ‘he bought a 38 size Barbour jacket and luckily it is Made in England, but the size 36 of the same style, he thinks is made in ‘Moldova or Romania. He further said that he thinks, that where Barbour jackets are made is not dependent on the models but the batch of the shop. Though as far as he knows Bedale & Beadnell is made in England.
Pro tip: In styleforum.net, there’s a guy ‘Mercurio’ said that ”You should look in the packaging box for text saying something like ‘country of origin’ or ‘País de Origen’ and that will give you a more clearer picture of where your ordered barbour jacket is made in”
Though Barbour claims to pay sufficient attention to the quality coming from these outlying factories and they say Barbour treats other factories as their own and thus send everything needed including raw materials, technical details, and even cutting patterns and also they claim to send their technical & quality team to overseas factories frequently.
Who Manufactures Barbour?
Barbour is manufactured by J. Barbour & Sons Ltd. It is a British luxury and outerwear brand that is founded by John Barbour in 1894 and ever since its heritage is running the company successfully having over 30 retail stores all over the world.
Is Barbour Made In China?
I don’t think that Barbour Jackets are made in China, can’t say about their other products but as far as the Barbour jackets are concerned, majority of Barbour jackets are made in the UK and some of their styles are made in Vietnam, Myanmar, Bulgaria, Turkey, and Moldova.
Some people also say that instead of these places Romania & Portugal may also have some history with Barbour jacket manufacturing but I am pretty sure China is not on the Barbour’s Manufacturing List for jackets.
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Which Barbour Jackets Are Made In England?
Most of the Barbour jackets are made in South Sheilds that is located in England county, United Kingdom. If you’re wondering about a list of Barbour jackets that are made in England then here is a long table which suggests how much percentage of Barbour jackets are Designed in England.
|United Kingdom (England)|
|Barbour Harlyn baffle quilted jacket|
|Barbour macdui wax jacket|
|Barbour arctic parka|
|Barbour baffle moe quilted jacket|
|Barbour Grampian wax jacket|
|Barbour scalpay hunting wax jacket|
|Barbour pabay wax jacket|
|Barbour alpha wax jacket|
|Rendle quilted jacket|
|Barbour telby quilted jacket|
|Barbour Kenton jacket|
|Barbour trentam wax jacket|
|Barbour Fitzroy wax jacket|
|Barbour west wax jacket|
|Barbour Climate jacket|
|Barbour Rigg wax jacket|
|Barbour shirt quilted jacket|
|Barbour field wax jacket|
|Barbour wool deck jacket|
|The list just goes on. I don’t feel like putting all of them on the list. So I hope it’s enough 🙂|
How Can You Tell If Barbour Is Manufactured In The UK?
As said before, you have three places to look for Made In England Label in your Barbour jacket:
- On the pockets (the label can be inside or outside).
- On the lablel provided in Center back of the Barbour jacket (though text can be hard to read sometimes).
- And the best, if you’re purchasing from offical Barbour store then look at the packaging for text that says either ‘country of origin’ or ‘Pais De Origen’.
Where is The Barbour Ashby Made?
Some sources claim that the Barbour Modern Ashby jacket is made in Moldova. However, I am not that sure because there’s no label on the Ashby jacket that says this. Though I haven’t found a legit claiming ‘Made in England’ in big letters so who knows maybe the Ashby is manufactured in Moldova or another country.
Where Is The Barbour Bristol Made?
As Bristol jacket is no longer available on the official Barbour website claiming anything will be like throwing stones into the mud. But I think it is made in England because Bristol is one of the traditional Barbour jackets and according to Barbour all of their traditional and classic styles are and hopefully will be made in England.
Where Are Barbour Beadnell Jackets Made?
Because Beadnell is one of Barbour’s classic and traditional style jackets so the Barbour itself guaranteed that Barbour Beadnell is designed and manufactured in their original factory located in South Shield at North East of England (UK).
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