The proud history of Jackson Furs goes back to1896. A Brisbane woman, Jessie Jackson, her husband, a Brisbane Water Board executive and their sons, began Jackson Furs from their home in South Brisbane. The Jacksons would work from home tanning and dressing furs under their house. Jessie was the actual owner of the business because her husband, as a government utility employee, was not able to own a private company.
To grow the business, the Jacksons would walk the North Quay wharves selling furs to the ship passengers who had arrived on cruise liners at the port in Brisbane City. The company would remain a family business until the 1960’s when a Melbourne family together with business partners took over. For many years Jackson Furs had up to 3 stores in Brisbane City.
In 2004, Jackson Furs came back into the hands of a Brisbane family. Jackson Furs continues to grow and change and now uses fur for all its modern applications as well as traditional coats, rugs and garments.