Burberry is the British fashion house founded in 1856 by Thomas Burberry. It is known for its famous tartan pattern and trench coat design. The company was also the first to use gabardine in its outerwear, which became popular because the fabric was waterproof and breathable. Along with clothes and accessories, the brand also distributes sunglasses, cosmetics, and fragrances. The first fragrance was released in 1981, with the company currently overseeing fragrance production directly.