Clarks is a British brand that has been manufacturing, designing and selling premium quality shoes for 190 years. The brand is owned by the privately held C&J Clark Limited which was founded in Street, Somerset in 1825. Still based in Street today, the brand takes inspiration from their iconic archive and the melting pot of British culture from throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Combining a great heritage of craftsmanship and passion for shoes with new technology and state-of-the-art facilities, Clarks today develops and sells a wide range of footwear and accessories for men, women and children. Developments in both fashion and technology have helped the company grow into a true fashion brand. Clarks has over 1,000 single brand stores and 14,500 employees worldwide, selling close to 56 million pairs of shoes a year.