The year was 1926. Parkhurst's founder, Louis Borsook, was running a chain of Millinery stores when he got the idea of making and selling headwear. While in Europe he found Beret machines that had been abandoned in a barn. What followed was years of passion leading to the production of the renowned Dorothea Basque Beret (now known as the Classic Basque Beret).
Three generations and 94 years later, the Borsook family continues to embrace this proud family business whose creed is a blend of nationalism, innovation and tradition: Louis Borsook, Beryl Borsook, and now, Steven Borsook.
What started as a small dream for Louis has grown into a multi-faceted business that produces women’s gloves, scarves, sweaters and many other items.
Parkhurst has been a proud manufacturer of a wide range of exceptional goods for boutiques, department and online stores and has a large private label business. In fact, Parkhurst has been the designated manufacturer for many items required by the Canadian military since its founding.
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