Craftsmanship


A Jacket for Life – #ajacketforlife

Posted on June 20th, by admin in Portfolio. Comments Off on A Jacket for Life – #ajacketforlife

What does your jacket say about you?

Crafted to last a lifetime, Barbour wax jackets see their owners through thick and thin. Memories of the weight, the look, the feel of that first purchase remain tangible 30 years on and mean owners are reluctant to change.

A Jacket for Life is an intimate portrait of the relationship between Barbour and its customers seen through the Customer Services Dept at South Shields Factory who, like surgeons, bring them back to life.

A Provenance Films / Tin Man Films co-production.



A brand with a heritage has a story to tell

Posted on August 18th, by admin in Our blogs. No Comments

There are recurring themes about great heritage brands. Some or all of the following adjectives usually apply.

Prestigious, expertise, quality, attention to detail, craftsmanship, bespoke, family run and owned, innovative, tremendous knowledge base, exceptional service, proud British heritage, international reputation, design excellence.

All of these qualities were clearly on display at the Coronation Festival with over 200 Royal Warrant holders present. With a passion for heritage brands, Provenance Films and Tin Man Films went along to capture the atmosphere and share their diary of some of the brands they most enjoyed meeting at the Palace.

Floris were awarded one of the first 17 Royal Warrants in 1800 and have continued to provide high quality perfume until the present day. All Floris’s products are created in Devon, but they continue to use the original Perfumery at 89 Jermyn Street for trade; the site where … Read More »



Documenting British Manufacturing

Posted on December 9th, by admin in Our blogs. No Comments

It’s no surprise that Britain, once the ‘workshop of the world’, has a proud heritage of satisfying the needs of consumers. Whether bespoke or mass produced, there’s still something wonderful about seeing things being made in a digital world of ones and zeros.

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Feature on short documentary about Barbour wax jackets ‘A Jacket for Life’

Capturing this seemingly hidden world is too tempting a prospect for most film-makers including us and so we are delighted that sister-mag, a great new digital magazine is celebrating ‘craftsmanship’ in their latest edition.  The Berlin based magazine explore what attracts us to document people making things, in our case, at Barbour South Shields, UK.

If you are interested in British Manufacturing, one upcoming project well worth following is by 10 Magnum photographers for the wonderful Multistory team. The largely untold story … Read More »