Artistic Director

Since September 2018, Augustin Dol-Maillot has been artistic director at the House of Barrie. Born in 1989, he joined the CHANEL studio alongside Karl Lagerfeld and Virginie Viard. His vision is both graphic and modern, and his taste for streetwear is leading cashmere into a gentle revolution. His creation studio, located in Paris, focuses daily on the savoir-faire and the …

SAVOIR-FAIRE

Each BARRIE garment may require as many as forty operations, most of them done by hand utilising the artisan skills passed from generation to generation. Each creation is the result of a specific program. The panels making up a garment are knitted on the Bentley Cotton knitting looms that were specially created in the 1960s, and are manoeuvred by the …

The Factory

Based in Hawick, a small town in the Scottish Borders, 85 km from Edinburgh, since 1903, the Barrie manufactory now has more than two hundred employees, all committed to the excellence of their savoir-faire, anchored in the region for more than a century. Since 2012, the Barrie training school has been teaching the technical skills necessary to work at the …

History

Barrie, founded in 1903 in Hawick, a small village in the Scottish Borders, is one of the oldest cashmere factories in Scotland. Having started by making stockings, the factory extended its savoir-faire in the 1920s to clothing, and in particular sweaters and knitwear. While tradition and technique are unwavering values at the House, it also stands out for its taste …