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Statement re Burberry from Leeds City Council Leader Cllr Judith Blake
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Statement re Burberry from Leeds City Council Leader Cllr Judith Blake

Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council said:

“We have received strong assurances from Burberry that their plans for their new operation in Leeds are very much still on track. We remain committed to fully supporting those plans and enabling the development of their ambitious and prestigious new manufacturing facility in Leeds, along with the jobs and other opportunities this will bring.”

Burberry Group PLC is a British luxury fashion house headquartered in London. Its main fashion house focuses on and distributes trench coats (for which it is most famous), ready-to-wear outerwear, fashion accessories, fragrances, sunglasses, and cosmetics.

Established in 1856 by Thomas Burberry, originally focusing on the development of outdoor attire, the fashion house has moved onto the high fashion market developing and creation of the first of its kind fabric called Gabardine, which is completely breathable and waterproof, exclusively made for the brand.

Developing 45-degrees unique pattern-based scarves, trench coats, and other fashion accessories. The first shop opened in the Haymarket, London, in 1891.

Its distinctive check pattern has become one of its most widely copied trademarks. Burberry has branded stores and franchises around the world and sells through concessions in third-party stores.

Its coats were worn in the trenches during the First World War by British soldiers, and for decades thereafter Burberry became so much a part of British culture that Queen Elizabeth II and the Prince of Wales have granted the company Royal Warrants.

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