It's an industry that was once booming in the Borders, though more recently it's been in decline. But for one textile mill that's been operating in Hawick for more than a century, fortunes are about to be reversed.
Barrie Knitwear is now owned by fashion powerhouse Chanel, and are soon to unveil their first knitwear collection for the label in Paris.
As a result, factory bosses say they are desperate to train new staff with traditional knitwear skills.
Jenny Longden reports:
A Borders based textile mill, taken over by Chanel in 2012, is looking for 100 new workers.
Barrie Knitwear, which dates back more than a century and uses traditional hand-stitching methods, is set to launch its first collection in Paris.
Clive Brown, Sales Director of Barrie Knitwear, explains what the company is looking for:
Borders based textile mill, Barrie Knitwear, is set to take the high fashion world by storm in Paris.
The company were taken over by fashion powerhouse Chanel in 2012 and they are soon to launch their first collection in France.
The mill, which dates back more than a century and uses traditional hand-stitching methods, are also looking to recruit 100 new workers.
Dresses and suits worn by high society in the 20th century are the centre piece of a new exhibition in Carlisle.
It is the first time the collection by Hartnell and Amies has been seen outside London, and it includes dresses worn by royalty and celebrities.
Katie Hunter went along to take a look.
Watch her full report below.
Have a first look at what's on display at the exhibition at Tullie House below:
Marian Jones, Programming Manager at Tullie House, tells ITV Border what visitors can expect to see when they visit the fashion exhibition.
A new exhibition of dresses by Her Majesty the Queen's designers Hartnell and Amies has come to Carlisle, showcasing fashion pieces from the 1920s to the 1990s.
It is the first time the collection has been seen outside London.
It includes dresses worn by Barbara Cartland and Queen Mary.
Work by fashion students at the School of Textile and design will go on display this week.
The exhibition at the Galashiels based Heriot-Watt campus will be showcased until Friday 31st May.
Students have worked with companies including the Scottish Cashmere Club and Marks & Spencer.
Fashion students in the Scottish Borders have won the chance to have their work displayed by a world renowned knitwear company.
The students have won a highly sought after internship at Hawick based Peter Scott.
As well as gaining some invaluable experience, their designs have also been made into knitwear.
Watch the full report from Jenny Longden below.