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History of Burberry

07.23.2009 · Posted in Jewelry Articles

Burberry is a British luxury fashion house, manufacturing clothing and fashion accessories such as watches. Its distinctive tartan pattern has become one of its most wide recognised trademarks. Royal Warrants have been granted to the company by HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH the Prince of Wales.rnrnBurberry was founded in 1856 when 21-year-old Thomas Burberry (1835 – 1926), a former draper’s apprentice, opened his own store in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England. Thomas Burberry was a true visionary characterised by an entrepreneurial spirit, a sense of adventure and a rare gift for invention. The foundation that he established for the Burberry brand that bears his name continues to govern Burberry worldwide recognition as an icon synonymous with enduring styles, uncompromising quality and genuine originality.rnrnBy 1870 the business had established itself by focusing on the development of outdoors attire. In 1880 Burberry invented gabardine, a hardwearing, water-resistant yet breathable fabric, in which the yarn is waterproofed before weaving. The Gabardine was patented in 1888.rnrnIn 1891 Burberry opened a shop in the Haymarket, London, which still exists and is the site of Burberry

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