The Barron Collection Ltd.’s tagline, “Contrasting Harmonies,” speaks to the artful blending of the diverse styles and products we represent. It is a succinct expression of an aesthetic that is eclectic yet inspires a harmonious whole.
The Barron Collection Ltd. (TBC) was founded in May 1990 by Rebeca Barron who had previously owned and operated retail stores in San Francisco, California. Trained as a social-cultural anthropologist, Barron rejected the notion that products are just “things.” She knew that people give meaning to objects and that the “stuff” of today are the keepsakes and stories of tomorrow. A creative in her own right with a bias toward action, her mission was to build a company to promote self-expression.
Then the fun began. Barron assembled a collection of artisans focused on craftsmanship, design integrity and responsible manufacturing. TBC quickly grew and opened its showroom 1991. Today, TBC is an organization of sales professionals serving the Gift, Bath, Stationery, Garden, Spa, Gourmet and e-commerce markets. Customers are among the finest and most innovative retailers in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, Wyoming and Canada.
TBC remains true to its original mission. It proudly continues to represent artisans and emerging companies whose products promote self-expression and help create a nurturing home environment and enduring traditions. Equally important, it is an organization that enables employees to find their place of belonging.