Our recent facebook features on “slow fashion” really got you all talking. One thing that emerged was how many of you have a 20 or even 30 year old Barbour Wax Jacket that still looks as good as new and is in regular use.
The Barbour Wax Jacket embodies so many things we love about “slow fashion”, and this blog takes a look at a few of those features.
As members of the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), Barbour support a more sustainable, environmentally friends and people friendly approach to garment manufacture. 100% of the waxed cotton is sourced through the BCI.
Through BCI and its partners, farmers receive training on how to use water efficiently, care for the health of the soil and natural habitats, reduce use of the most harmful chemicals and apply decent work principles.
And as many of you have testified, these top quality wax jackets have been made to last and last, and with the proper care still function fantastically after decades of use.
Tweaks and updates have been made over the years, but this classic jacket is still recognizable from the first jacket designed in 1939.
Barbour Wax Jackets are made in England in Barbour’s Southsheilds Factory (which has existed in various forms since 1894), supporting the skills of the local craftsmen, and also supporting UK manufacture and industry.