Barker Collars is world renowned for supplying and re-starching the very best finished stiff collars as well as a selection of carefully chosen Gentlemen’s Accessories. When it comes to collars, they are the only service that continues to use traditional methods and carefully guard their ‘secret art’ when it comes to collar care. Laundering in excess of sixty thousand stiff collars every year including turndown collars, wing collars, and straight (imperial) collars. In addition to the exceptional service, Barker launder and starch dress shirts, ‘Marcella’ waistcoats as well as white ties and other specialist accessories. Clients include Military, Barristers and Gentry.
Barker Collars provides both product and services for Costume Dramas, for Theatre, TV and Feature Films, such as Downton Abbey, Mr Selfridge, Inspector Poirot and Titanic, amongst others.
In summary, if you see it on the screen the bottom dollar is that Barkers have provided it.
Including Barker Collars, the Barker Group consists of five divisions;
Barker Laundry – Experts in Laundering since 1861 – With over five thousand customers, including the elite of British society, they were extremely proud to have been awarded a Royal Warrant for laundry services to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales whom they have been looking after for some years now, along with other Royal family members and British Dignitaries’.
Combining the latest in laundry technology with a century of experience to provide the ultimate crisply laundered finish. Barker assists many of the countries finest homes and leading families providing bespoke laundry services not only for bed linen and table linen but also for fine dress wear.
Barker Dry Cleaning has six branches in Dorset and Hampshire, providing dry cleaning and laundry services for local residents as well as a local collection and delivery service. A central dry cleaning plant also provides bespoke dry cleaning services to the growing number of laundry clients throughout central southern England and Greater London.
The Barker Collection – Home of Finest Quality Bed Linens and Soft Furnishings.
Barker set out on a quest to launch a new collection of superior bed linen and to source the best quality cotton. Research has taken Barker around the globe, where the secrets have been gained to create the perfect products. By understanding and deconstructing the process behind the creation of fine quality woven cotton and tailored bed linen Barker were able to determine the quality of the products chosen to bring to the market.
All Barker bed linen fulfils the high standards as the company has become involved with the cotton growers, spinners and weavers and undertakes their own tailoring in the same region.
The result is a high quality, fully traceable, controlled and vertically aligned manufacturing process that Barker believes does not exist anywhere else in the world. Tried and tested, Barker then compares the performance when laundering so that only the very best quality products qualify to join The Barker Collection.
Products from The Barker Collection includes limited edition luxury, hand crafted silk cushions. Bed linens are available freshly launders and beautifully gift boxed.
Barker Bridal provides an unparalleled service when it comes to caring for precious bridal gowns and other bridal wear. Carefully dry-cleaned, treasured garments are treated with respect and then perfectly packaged in hand made presentation boxes whilst being preserved in acid free tissue; a keepsake to remind you of your special day.