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BURBERRY

Thomas burberry establishes burberry in basingstoke at just 21 years old, founded on the principle that clothing should be designed to protect people from the british weather.

OUR HISTORY

1937

Burberry sponsors a record-breaking flight from Croydon to Cape Town in an aeroplane called 'The Burberry’. Both aviators, Flying Officer Arthur Clouston and Betty Kirby-Green, wear Burberry.

2008

The Burberry Foundation is established as an independent charity for general charitable purposes and grant-making.

1914 - 1918


The Burberry trench coat is invented during the First World War. The functional design includes epaulettes used to suspend military equipment such as gloves and whistles, D-rings used to carry grenades, the gun flap to provide additional protection when in action and the storm shield to allow water to run off it smoothly.