Burberry is a British luxury fashion brand, founded in the UK in 1856. Of course, in the 164 years since its creation, the brand has reached a global audience, and is now a large-scale operation. This means that, whilst its HQ is still in London, its production is no longer just focussed in the UK.
Yes, Burberry is made in Italy. However, it is not just Italy that manufactures high end goods for the label, as the brand has factories producing garments and accessories for them all over the world.
In fact, Burberry has operations on almost every continent.
Where Is Burberry Made?
Despite its reputation as a quintessentially British label, as with all other luxury brands, burberry has had to expand its manufacturing operations in order to keep up with global demand. This means that, as well as producing a number of its iconic trench coats in the city of Leeds in West Yorkshire, they also have a number of factories all over the world. A lot of their shoes and handbags are manufactured in Italy, yes, but would be unusual to assume that a lot of the brand’s wares were produced in Italy – not least because the brand itself is not Italian.
Another thing Burberry is renowned for is its selection of gorgeous, cashmere scarves in its trademark check pattern. In this case, the majority of these highly coveted scarves are produced in factories in China.
As well as manufacturing some of its luxury wares in the UK, China, and Italy, Burberry also has production lines in Poland, Romania, India, Spain, and the USA. In fact, not only do they have factories manufacturing garments for Burberry all over the world, but Burberry also contracts other clothing makes and factories worldwide to make different items for their lines.
Why Is Burberry Manufactured All Over The World?
The truth of the matter is, outsourcing production is now the new normal. It is very rare to find any brand with a global client base, whether it be a high-end designer label such as Burberry, or a fast fashion chain, that doesn’t have workers or production taking place in a number of different countries.
Of course, we think of the likes of Italy as being the global HQ for shoe production due to its history, and so this is one reason why many brands continue to get their shoe lines manufactured there, but in reality, outsourcing production to countries such as China, India, and Romania means that they are able to keep their overheads down.
Fashion is a business, after all.