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Laura Wright Alaskan Parkys
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


 

Listing created: 9/7/2000
Listing last updated: 11/3/2010
 
Made In Alaska Made In Alaska
Woman Owned Woman Owned
 
Year Established: 1947
Employees: 1-2
 
Categories:
Manufacturing
Retail
 

Phone: 907-274-4215
Fax: 907-745-4426
Website:  Facebook. Laura Wright Alaskan Parkys
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NW Corner 4th & D-Yellow Sunshine Plaza
411 W. 4th Ave
Anchorage, AK 
99501
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PO Box 202963
Anchorage, AK
99520
 
 

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Phone: 907 274 4215
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Name:Sheila Ezelle  
Title:Owner  
Phone: 907 274 4215
 
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Why We're Alaskan:
We have been in business in Alaska since my Gramma, the famous Alaskan parky maker, Laura Wright, started making parkas in Fairbanks in 1947. We have continued the family owned and operated business since 1985. An Alaskan tradtion for over 60 years
Keywords:
Parka, parkas, parkys, parky, Laura Wright, coat, winter coat, summer coat, Eskimo coat, Indian coat, Native coat, Eskimo regalia, Indian regalia, Native regalia, Alaskan coat, kuspuk, attiluk, anarak
Additional Notes:
We have created a commemorative parky for the 50th anniversary of Statehood. Contact us for details of the summer parky with the outline of Alaska embroidered on the back.

 

Washington History Museum

Won People's Choice Pendelton Awa at In The Spirit Native Arts Market & Festival. Tacoma, WA June 08
Date: 4/18/2008

Heard Museum

Accepted at Juried Heard Museum Indian Market, second largest Indian Market in US. March 2008
Date: 4/18/2008

Eiteljorg Museum Winner

2007 Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market*1st in Category-Fabric Attire*Best in Division-Weaving&Textiles
Date: 4/18/2008

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