Borders textile mill set to join Chanel in Paris

A Borders based textile mill is set to take the high fashion world by storm in Paris. Barrie Knitwear were taken over by fashion powerhouse Chanel in 2012. They are soon to launch their first collection in France.

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Chanel puts Borders textile mill back on the catwalk

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:

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Borders textile mill to launch first Chanel collection

Lilly Collins Credit: By Karl Lagerfield

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.

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