who we are

Dorothea Knitting Mills Limited is the parent company of the Parkhurst, Cotton Country and Outdoor Edition family of brands. DKM was founded in 1926, by Louis Borsook, as a wool felt beret manufacturer. Named after his wife, who was the first mother to ever  graduate from the University of Toronto medical school, DKM has grown to become one of North America’s largest knitwear and accessory manufacturers.

DKM is still a family business, and is proud to have the fourth generation helping to make the finest knitwear products available. As the company approaches its 100th birthday, the goals remain the same; to produce the highest quality, Made in Canada products. DKM works to ensure all of its suppliers, employees and customers work together for success.

work with us

We are dedicated to ensuring the Made in Canada products we create today can compete with products from around the world. As such, we are always looking for technical experts in the knitting industry as well as those who wish to become experts. In addition, our sales force continues to grow world-wide. To work with us in our factory and offices in Toronto or across our vast network of sales professionals, please email parkhurst@parkhurst.ca


trade shows

We are excited to offer many opportunities for retailers to see and touch our current collections with our team of experienced sales agents and distributors.

Click here to get a full listing of the shows we attend. If you would like an appointment at one of these shows, or you’d like to book an appointment at your business, please email parkhurst@parkhurst.ca

wholesale contacts

We are proud of our reps that carry our product in your territory. Click here for our list of Canadian Reps. Click here for our list of American Reps.

size charts

Fashion trends change, but certain elements remain constant. Click here to check and see what size you would wear.

private production

Dorothea Knitting Mills is the longest continually running knitting mill in North America. As such, our capacity to build knit items for you is unsurpassed. Our core competencies are knits, faux fur and soft felt. We have design and sampling capability as well as a complete dye-house. We can produce products for you which you will be proud to add your name to.

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Coverage of our company and partners 
Parkhurst launches Fall 2015 at tradeshows across Canada
Retailer promotes Parkhurst and Cotton Country on local television 
Good Times
Features our Fall 2015 jackets

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