We’re moving as I type this — and we won’t be done until late tomorrow. Then the unpacking and setting up really begins. Thanks to everyone involved, the move is going really well. We’ll share more photos over the weekend.
Tom surveying the new Seattle factory location — the first sewing machines have just been moved in.
Robb Joyce of A.R. Joyce Remodel, INC., our contractor, adding a vent.
Bernie of Bowie Electric adding lighting above the sewing machine area.
Hansen Brothers Moving boxes.
The first rolls of fabric to arrive. Our new fabric rack system is going to be pretty cool — we can’t wait to show you.
The first sewing machines to arrive at our new location.
Robb with his Boston Terrier Darby.
TOM BIHN Customer Service and Shipping will be closed tomorrow — Friday, January 21st — while we move to our new factory and company headquarters location in the Gerogetown district of Seattle. All orders received Friday will be shipped on Monday, January 24th.
Bowie Electric installs wiring for the Q&A station in our new location.
Above: Scott McMurren, Tom Bihn, and Nadra Angerman in our new Seattle factory and company headquarters.
Scott McMurren (Alaska TravelGram, Alaska TourSaver & Seattle TourSaver) and Nadra Angerman (Enthrall Marketing & Seattle TravelGram) visited our current Seattle headquarters and our new location (which we’re moving into this weekend) for a video tour and interview with Tom. They’ll be talking about our company on today’s Tuesday TravelGram. If you’re in Anchorage, Alaska, tune into FOX NEWS TALK KOAN-AM 1020. Everywhere else: Stream it Live (3:00-4:00pm PST) from Seattle’s Hotel 1000.
We’re moving our factory this week. Overseas? No way! We’re moving to a larger location just two miles south of where we’ve been in Seattle. It’s brighter, has better parking for both our staff and visitors, and our new Factory Showroom/Retail Store will be twice the size of our previous store. The extra space means we can fit more sewing machines and fabric (more custom colors coming soon) and hire more staff for our factory (less backordered items . . at least for a while.)
We’re excited about our move and can’t wait to invite all of you to visit our new space. Moving our entire operation is complicated: Shipping and Customer Service will be closed on Friday, January 21st and we will spend the weekend moving and setting up. All orders received after 12:30pm on Thursday, January 20th will be shipped on Monday, January 24th when we reopen. The new Seattle Factory Showroom/Retail Store will open later in February or March.
Expect photos early next week of our new factory space.
We’re excited to share with you a new color of our custom-produced Japanese Dyneema/nylon ultra-light rip-stop fabric. Ultraviolet — a purple that is saturated but not dark, with an equal mix of red and blue– is available for pre-order now in the Shop Bag, Yarn Stuff Sacks, and Dyneema/nylon Organizer Pouches. In the coming months, it will be used as a lining fabric in various larger bags.
“I managed to pack my laptop, camcorder, laptop AC adapter, extra camera battery, and a bunch of cables and data cards into my Ristretto with room to spare. And between the lighter weight of the Air and the smaller size of the Ristretto, my gear bag was easily half the size and weight of the bag I took to last year’s CES.”
Watch the video review: