Our Commitment

Our range of apparel and accessories are designed for living, harnessing everyday style and enduring quality. This principle shapes everything we do, whether it’s choosing a new denim supplier for our jeans, giving our stores a fresh fit-out, or making our head office more environmentally friendly. Most of all, everything we create comes back to you: what you do, what you like and where you go. We design for the life you live. Barkers is “Made for Life” but we’re committed also making things better for both the future and the now.

ZQ Merino

Future Classics by Barkers

We partnered with the worlds leading ethical wool brand - ZQ Merino - to produce a range that stands true to our mutual values. Our 2019 collection is purposefully designed with responsibility considered in every step; from the sustainable farming practice and animal welfare, to the traceability of the product itself back to the farms the wool is blended from. We're confident in the integrity of it's fibre, and know you will be too.

Barkers Transparency Report 2019

Common Thread

Comfort with a conscience

Organic and responsibly sourced cotton essentials.

Conversations about what we wear and how we buy are being reframed. Our collective conscience is growing, playing a large part in our decision making—and rightly so.
Everything we do has a lasting impact and the common thread in all our decisions should be the future and what it looks like. That’s the essence of this collection; materials and processes focussed on the common good. The result, everyday essentials that give you peace of mind— comfort with a conscience.

Saitex Denim

World's Cleanest Denim

With our friends at Saitex—the world’s cleanest denim factory—as well as Japan’s largest (and globally renowned) denim mill, we’re launching a range which simply reaffirms an original rebellious spirit: challenging convention, unwilling to accept the status quo. Our 2019 collection may have its origins in the past, but it is very much focussed on having a future legacy.

Barkers Transparency Report 2019

Material Truth

Transparency Report 2019

‘Material Truth’ is a new report about Barkers responsibility and transparency, covering all aspects of our business - suppliers, fabrics and materials, logistics operations, ideology and everything in-between. Basically, we’ve taken a long hard look at where we are now, what we’re improving, what we can do better and (most importantly) where we want to be... and we’re sharing it with you.

We’re making this report public so you can join us on this journey - following our progress as we discover better alternatives and practices, and creating a dialogue of what a business needs to be now.

Made For Life

We design for the life you live

In 2010, we redefined the Barkers brand, giving it a unique presence in the New Zealand market. And in 2018 we felt it was time to redefine our position again. In part, because Barkers has always evolved as we have grown, but now more critically, in response to the environment and for our own accountability. Life is made for living, we’re made for life.


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