We are guided by the core belief that Creativity Opens Spaces. Our purpose informs the choices we make as a company and shapes our long-term goals.
A reference to Thomas Burberry’s Open Spaces manifesto, our purpose statement draws on our heritage of pushing boundaries and making space for creativity to flourish.
For our founder, “open spaces” referred to the tiny pockets of air found within the weave of gabardine, the revolutionary fabric he invented. It was also a nod to the freedom his products gave to the pioneering women and men who wore Burberry clothing, including explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and aviator Betty Kirby-Green, and the open spaces they explored.
Today, upholding that tradition of innovation, Burberry continues to delight customers by harnessing creativity to deliver extraordinary products of the highest quality and exceptional shopping experiences.
Our purpose is underpinned by our values. Being creatively driven, forward thinking, open and caring, and proud of our heritage are hallmarks of our organisation at its best and have remained core to our brand since the Company was founded in 1856.