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: