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Throwback Thursday: A Knitting Factory in Newton

Posted by Nick Pizzolato on Thu, Mar 02, 2017 @ 11:19 AM

In 1922, George Earnshaw, born in West Roxbury, moved the Earnshaw Knitting Mill from Chicago, IL to Newton, MA. At its peak, his textile mill employed more than 1,000 people who designed and manufactured a children’s clothing line, called Vanta, that didn’t require pins or buttons when worn.

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