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Company Details

  • Made In Alaska Made In Alaska
  • Woman Owned Woman Owned
  • Employees: 1-2
  • Categories: Manufacturing, Retail,
  • Year Established: 1947
  • Listing Created: 9/7/2000
  • Listing Updated: 11/3/2010
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Laura Wright Alaskan Parkys

  • NW Corner 4th & D-Yellow Sunshine Plaza
  • 411 W. 4th Ave
  • Anchorage, AK 99501
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My company was established in 1947, in Fairbanks,Alaska by my grandmother, Laura Wright. I'm Sheila Ezelle, her oldest granddaughter and I purchased the company in 1985. I was born and raised in Fairbanks where temperatures of -50 degrees below zero for weeks at a time wasn't unusual. Parkys (pronounced "par-kees") have to be functional and warm - beautiful is a bonus. Attention to detail, color, texture and fur make for an exquisite piece of Wearable Alaskan Art. I like the challenge of taking all the different textures, colors and patterns from the trims, furs and fabrics and creating something beautiful.
Past customers bring in their friends and relatives to purchase parkys because of the quality, durability and beauty.
We have made parkys for many famous people over the years such as: Elvis Presley, Burl Ives and Willie Nelson. And groups such as: the Winter Olyimpic Committee of 1988. The Alaska Democtratic Convention Delegates for 2008 wore our 50th Anniversary Statehood parky's.

Winter parkys are lined and are decorated with your choice of trim and have fur on the hood, fur fancy on the shoulders (and if wanted,fur on the cuffs and bottom).
Summer parkys are lightweight windbreakers with beautiful trim on the hood, cuffs, pockets and bottom.
I have ready made parkys or you can have one custom made - you choose the material, the fur and the trim. We mail parkys around the world.
Call us for more information: 907-274-4215

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