Honouring Female Strength in the Fibers of our Fabric

Ever wonder what Parkhurst's story is? (Hint: It has to do with a very special mother.) Here it is, in a nutshell...

Established in 1926, the Dorothea Knitting Mill (now Parkhurst Canada) was founded by Louis Borsook, the grandfather of Parkhurst's current President & CEO Steven Borsook.


Dorothea (Dora) Hildred Lipshitz Borsook


Louis named the factory after his wife, Dorothy (Dora) Hildred Lipshitz Borsook, who overcame multiple obstacles in the 1930s as both a woman and a Jew in the pursuit of her career as a medical professional. Her unwavering determination enabled her to establish her own successful private practice as a doctor, while being highly regarded among her peers. She also raised a happy, loving family, despite the many roadblocks on her path. In short, following her passion allowed Dorothea to leave a legacy for her family and many other female doctors.

Parkhurst Canada honours the female strength woven into the fibers of its Canadian fabric.

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