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.
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.
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.