Jersey with kerchief necktie

Tekau Knitwear was started in Ashburton in 1931 by Gladys and Frank McIntosh. They bought a knitting machine from Gladys' father and set it up in a back room. Frank worked it during the day and his brother-in-law worked it at night. Gladys designed and cut garments. By 1935 they had expanded to a factory and opened branches in several other South Island locations. Tekau closed in 2007.


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Ziggurat
Designer: Unknown
Manufacturing location: Ashburton
Garment type: Jersey
Material: Wool
Features: The jersey features a kerchief necktie.
Colour: Dark olive green
Label: Tekau
Date: 1960s