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Toronto factory sticks to its knitting – for 87 years

Parkhurst Knitwear sells its hats, coats and sweaters around the world from its factory in Toronto, one of the last domestic knitting mills in Canada.

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Employees work at the Parkhurst Knitwear factory in Toronto May 15, 2013. Parkhurst is one the last domestic knitting mills in Canada.

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Parkhurst has been making clothing and accessories since 1926.

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The company is led by the grandson of founder Louis Borsook.

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Steven Borsook, president of Parkhurst Knitwear, with hat samples.

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Parkhurst started out making women’s millinery and added knitwear after the Second World War.

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Stacks of raw fabric await dyeing at the Parkhurst factory in Toronto.

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The company sells its hats, coats, sweaters and other knitwear throughout Canada, the United States, Australia and Europe.

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Parkhurst also makes private label garments.

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A Chinese calendar at the Parkhurst factory in Toronto.

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Mr. Borsook on the factory floor.

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